When I first got involved in the world of bodybuilding I just wanted to be buff. I was a skinny little thing 5'11 155 lbs. with a 33' waist. I didn't think to check out articles online, so I just started lifting heavy and eating heavy. Long story short, I did develop muscle, but it's under a lot of fat. I'm now 185 lbs with a 36' waist. When I started out I didn't supplement, do cardio, sleep, or drink water, and I ate mostly crap. So now I've got a bit of a gut, and I'm going to get rid of it, which will be my first cut.
Now I have not read that many articles here because too much information can be overwhelming and cause paralysis by analysis. But what I have read and liked quite a bit are the 10x3 For Fat Loss and Velocity Diet. I started out a month ago just using the 10x3 plan, and 2000cals a day of whole foods (all very healthy, low calorie, high protein). As this is a program originally designed for college football players, and I have horrible endurance from 0 cardio, I was only able to originally complete 5 of the 10 sets, and around 3 minutes of the HIIT. This has steadily improved, but I am looking for something quicker. So I got some Low-Carb Grow!, Surge, HOT-ROX, and Milled Flax Seeds. Heres where I run into a bit of a problem. I could just follow the Velocity Diet to the letter, and drop the 10x3 program seeing as it burns a lot more calories with the HIIT then the fast walking does, but in this instance I wouldn't be increasing my cardiovascular health, and I'm already worried about how healthy this diet is what with the MRPs and HOT-ROX both containing various chemicals and such.
Asside from this I have an idea but I'm unsure of how to make it work. I could have 2 solid meals a day, 3 grows a day, along with the HOT-ROX, flax, and Surge. Because I would be consuming an additional 300-400cals a day, I think I could still do the 10x3 and HIIT, sort of the best of both worlds, the Velocity Diet and the 10x3 hybrid. I'm not sure if this is practical, or how to calculate how many calories I'm burning with the HIIT compared to the Velocity workouts, and how this corresponds to the additional calories from the whole foods. Please help me out!