I don't want to lose weight this summer. I am out of school and want to put in some work and eat and workout, I just need to setup a meal plan so I don't lose weight at work, I come home tired but need to really start working out again, what can I do? I have phase 8 protein powder along with whey and can get anything else that I need, any help?
Your body is going to adjust itself to your lifestyle without regard to what you want. You need to learn how to grow the body you want. The body needs about 40 nutrients, and 8 of them are proteins. It's smart to pay attention to what you eat, but if you only pay attention to the proteins you are approximately 8/40 part-smart. You need to study some books about nutrition so you know how to eat right. For instance protein powders are made from powdered milk and soy flour and cost about $1.25 for as much protein as you get in a quarter's worth of milk. If you really think you need a protein supplement, get powdered milk and mix it into your food. You actually need about 0.4 gram of complete protein per pound of body weight. For convenience you only count 6 grams per egg, 12 grams per glass of milk, and 24 grams per quarter pound of meat.
Your meal plan is "When you are hungry, eat anything you want as long as you are sure it's food. When you are not hungry, stop eating."
Your workout plan requires professional guidance to get any specific result. Without a strict plan you are promoting general health and muscle tone and not much more.
These books are all dated around 1960 but they are still the most popular introduction to nutrition: www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&field-keywords=adelle%20davis