I need to cut and did not keep track of what or how much I was eating because you’re not supposed to worry about it when you’re trying to become fat adapted. My fear is over dieting.
keep track of weight after 14 days of straight low carbing
My real goal is to lose 4+ pounds of fat a week, but that apparantly isn’t too realistic. Also, due to a shoulder problem, I cannot weight train at the moment. I can still diet and do cardio. Note: I have not lost any lean body mass.
Very unrealistic. 2lbs a week MAX, if you are weight training. If not I would adjust it downward to maybe 1 or less than 1. Weightraining is necessary to maintain muscular tissue. You will lose lean body mass if you drop calories significantly without lifting. Find a way to weight train. Use the smith, one handed stuff, light rehab stuff. Layne Norton squatted 4 plates on the smith with a pec tear and his arm in a sling. You can too.
Here are my questions:
- What kind of cardio should I do while eating like this?
People say low intensity, but I don’t feel as if I am doing anything by walking or a light jog. I always feel the HIIT stuff, but I fear burning muscle.
doesn’t really matter. Cardio is just a way of expending calories.
- Because of not lifting weights, I am not having much of a carb up at all. This weekend, my carbs were: 3 clementines, 2 cups of milk, 9 carbs from a protein powder, and a hamburger bun. Any thoughts on this?
Again, find a way to lift. I don’t know how fitting this is for a cardio based workout only
- How much water should I drink per day?
No hard and fast rules hear. I consume maybe a gallon of fluids a day, 2L being water.
- Are there any sample diets (for the anabolic diet) that people can link me to? I can find the food to eat, but can’t find actual sample diets.
Refer to the Anabolic Solution by Dr. Mauro DiPasquale
- Would doing The Maximum Cleanse be beneficial for weight loss and future and current protein absorption?
My goal is to get to 10% (ideally 6-8%) and then go into a “maximum growth phase” (bulk).
I appreciate everyone’s help.
What are your stats? Height/Weight/Lifts/Training experience etc. etc.
Furthermore, if you are doing the Anabolic Diet, I seriously advise you to lift. If you have read the book (I really hope you have before starting this diet), its stressed time and time again that this must be used in tandem with a weight training program. Its designed with the weight training individual in mind.
Stats: Weight as of today:
166.4 pounds, 21.6% bodyfat (it can be due to the small weekend carb up).
I’ve been training for 1.5 years. Before you say “just eat,” “you need more size,” or “you should have progressed more,” understand that a good portion of that time I was trying to lose weight (I was a FFB and still technically am). I fell victim to some of the bodybuilding fads out there and while I did make progress, I am much smarter now than before.
My ultimate goal is to be a bodybuilder, but this seems like a time where I need to shed the fat in order to really make progress in the long term.
I want to lift, but am unsure of what approach to take because of:
- shoulder problem,
- low carbohydrate diet, and
- If I lift lighter weights, I feel that I’d lose muscle memory; just how lifting light weight for a lot of reps was a flawed concept for getting cut. I am not sure that “doing something over nothing” works with bodybuilding like it would with other goals.[/quote]
I knew in my heart of hearts this was boolsheet.
Dude you need to STOP.
STOP RIGHT NOW!!!
Quit thinking. you sound like a developmentally disabled person [retard].
So quit talking about muscle memory and some other horse shit and eat food and lift. My shoulder sucks too. You can still squat, leg press and all sorts of other shit. plus you need to lift to fix your shoulder you dumb shit.
Start lifting, eat correctly and come back in two years.
dammit dammit dammit. This is me: