Hello, I’m new to this forum (1st post as you can see) I didn’t want to post at the beginning because I thought that for sure I’ll get flamed but I hope that doesnt happen.
I am kind of a beginner to body building and I have about 6 months lifting. I will go to the beach in about 2 months so I think I’ll start cutting but I have some concerns about nutrition and I will be very grateful If somebody can help me out here.
Btw, I’m following the Body for Life program.
To get lean and lose body fat, should I cut on carbs, fats, or both? (I always since I started have been avoiding fats but I don’t know if this is right) Because I’m really scared about doing it the wrong way and losing my hard earned muscle. And If I cut on carbs I think that my workout efficiency will decrease cause I don’t have enough energy to lift. (again I’m unsure about this)
I heard that protein causes insomnia, so Is it good to take a shake before going to bed? I dunno if this is true or just a placebo effect, but I seem to get some insomnia when taking my shake at night.
After I eat at night, how much should I wait till I can goto sleep? (I dont like to goto bed with full stomach, besides I read that when you sleep metabolism slows down and food turns to fat easily. On the other hand I also read that nutrition before sleep is very important, and If i don’t eat well before sleeping I feel like I’m losing muscle so this is kind of a dilemma)
The protein shake just by itself counts as a meal?
What do you guys think about cla?
I had many questions buzzing in my head but this are the ones that I can think of in this moment. Ill edit my post or post again with new questions I remember of.
Since english is not my first language, maybe I made some mistakes but I hope you guys can understand my questions.
P.S. I’ve already read the 7 efficiency habits of nutritional programs and some other beginner articles.
I’m sorry If this is placed in the wrong forum etc. I just wanted some help.