HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
Do you create unique foods?

Bodybuilder Diet

djquinnc Jun 24, 2008 02:00 PM

I have been placed on this more or less traditional bodybuilder's diet (the Cartman sucking down Weight Cain 4000 to become "beefcake"! is not really the goal!) Lunch and dinner are basically:

1. lean protein (fish, chicken, turkey)
2. green salad
3. green leafy veg
4. brown rice or yams

I'm finding ways of spicing it up at home without drowning my dishes with sugary, fatty sauces (Lord knows I'd like to!), but want some options as to where to dine out under these conditions. I live in East WeHo and work in the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs area.


  1. d
    Diana Jun 25, 2008 08:08 AM

    Akasha is also a good option. Follow Your Heart in Canoga Park, too (no meat, but veggies and lotsa brown rice)

    1. Emme Jun 24, 2008 06:17 PM

      Eat Well in WeHo is great for this... love the Buddha Bowl, though I sub egg whites for tofu.

      Flowering Tree in WeHo

      Greenleaf Chop Shop on Wilshire for build-your-own salads

      Nate'n'Al's for any combo of the above

      Firehouse in Venice is perfect for you, as they have the Bodybuilder's Menu

      Ruth's Chris or The Palm for protein, steamed veggies and carb

      Shiro for brown rice sushi

      Xi'an for healthy fusion Chinese that they'll happily do with no or little oil

      Daily Grill (I know it's a chain) has Joe's special omelette (egg whites, ground turkey, mushrooms, onion, spinach)

      1. trishyb Jun 24, 2008 05:58 PM

        California Chicken Cafe. Get the breast and peel the skin off. They don't have brown rice or yams, but they have steamed pureed butternut squash with no fat or salt added to it. You can get chicken the butternut squash and a side salad as a combo meal. I have them hold the croutons and substitute raw chopped broccoli on my salad. They also have several low-fat salad dressing options.

        California Chicken Cafe
        6805 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

        1. Tapeworm Jun 24, 2008 03:06 PM

          Rocky Cola Cafe has a fitness menu with menu items like buffalo and brown rice.


          Rocky Cola Cafe
          6757 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90601

          Rocky Cola Cafe
          2201 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020

          Rocky Cola Cafe IV
          1511 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA

          Rocky Cola Cafe
          1025 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

          1. e
            ExtraCheesePlease Jun 24, 2008 02:56 PM

            I was on that diet awhile back. Eat Well and the Griddle for breakfast or lunch will do exactly what you need for the diet and it's very tasty.

            1. d
              Diana Jun 24, 2008 02:17 PM

              Go to Fogo Ce Chao and get the Churascurria. AYCE Brazilian BBQ meats. SOme leaner cuts.

              Sushi palces. Get sashimi.

              Hugo's has many options you might like. There is one in WeHo

              Gelson's deli and salad bar

              M cafe De Chaya

              Show Hidden Posts