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Question Need help quitting junk food! - February 18th 2014, 01:52 AM

I'm an 18 year old male who has the worst eating habits ever, which I'm beginning to think may be contributing to my insomnia, depression and low energy levels. I've started bodybuilding though, and I need to eat lots to gain weight because I have a very fast metabolism. Right now I'm 175cm, [EDITED] and try to go to the gym 4 times a week. The weight I'm aiming for is [EDITED]of muscle, a big/fit physique without going overboard.

I have take-away burgers, chicken and fries from places like McDonalds, KFC and ogalo almost every day. Pizza every week. I rarely have breakfast and if I do, it's chocolate, or jam donuts, or cookies. My parents try to make healthy dinners maybe 4 days a week, but I always just leave the veggies and can barely even get through meat, instead turning to something fattening/nice instead. I have low energy, frequent bad moods and pretty severe insomnia.

I won't be able to stop junk food cold turkey, but what are some ways to eat healthy but still maintain high calories/protein for gaining muscle/bulking up? I'm thinking stuff like scrambled eggs for breakfast, fried rice/pasta for lunch, etc. but I usually have no patience to cook proper meals, and in the mornings I usually sleep in to the last possible moment before going to work cause I'm so tired so haven't got time to cook breakfast.

I know this is long and lots of questions. But yeah. I need help with this. xD Some quick and easy-to-make healthy meals which are decent in calories/protein will help me out big time!

Last edited by Coffee.; February 18th 2014 at 02:16 AM. Reason: Please do not post weight numbers, they are against Code of Conduct. Thanks! :)
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Re: Need help quitting junk food! - February 18th 2014, 12:10 PM

Hey there...
Don't post your weight, its against the forum policy... and after reading your post, it seems like you already know about problems (insomnia, depression etc) your'e facing because of your eating habits, so i think its good that you are aware of it.
however if you have started bodybuilding then you should know that breakfast is the most important meal for you and eggs are best for it. other things you can have for lunch and dinner are fish and chicken however Vegetables are equally important so you should eat them a lot too.
but seriously, you should stop having take away food, it's really not good for you, its okay to have junk food occasionally but not regularly.
so just keep this simple tips in mind and it should help you...

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Re: Need help quitting junk food! - February 18th 2014, 05:59 PM

Kunal said it all.. I hope that helps! Good luck!

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