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Stronglifts 5x5 diet [Article, Video]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Sep 12, 2015 8:45:59 AM

Stronglifts 5x5 Diet


Stronglifts 5x5 Diet

The best source is Mehdi the man himself. He worte an excellent article in my opinion where he outlines simple rules of nutrition. In the following I'll give you my insight in how applied to my daily life.

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Skip Alcohol

Mehdi has  a 90/10 rule when it comes to sweet drinks, alcohol and water. 90% of the times you should drink water while 10% of the times you can drink sweet xrap and / or alcohol if need be. This is generally a good rule to follow as it leaves you one to two nights in the week to drink something else apart from water.

This does not mean that you can binge on Saturday because you drank about 50 liters of water during the week so Saturday can have its share of 5 liters of beer. I personally found that for me it is very hard to stick to that 90/10 rule as once the first bottle of beer is opened or the wine bottle uncorked, for me it usually does not stay with that. Some goes for the Coca Cola out of the vneding machine or freezer. If there is one, there will be more. So my advise on this one would be just stay away from it unless you have a special occasion. If Saturday night out is a special occasion for you, maybe you should get some perspective on life.


Eat breakfast, celebrate it, enjoy it and attribute enought time to it. Bacon and eggs makes a good start to the day or an oatmeal with berries / banana and a whey shake to the side. Whatever brings your protein, omega 3 and Vitamin D intake up will help.

90/10 rule

The recommendation is to eat 90% whole meals, which means unprocessed food very near to their orignal state and only 10% of processed food like pizza or frozen meals to keep yourself healthy and make progress on Stronglifts 5x5. This is the same approach as mentioned with alcohol and water. 

4 - 6 meals a day

Train your butter to eat 6 meals a day at set times, so that you will get in a routine and hungry at approximately the same times of day. This is more healthy in general and will also help you to have a healthier lifestyle as your overall daily routine will work closer to clockwork. This will leave you energised to throw some weights through the gym in the evening. Have some protein snacks ready for work to be prepared for this.


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