Loved your training journey and log.. Obviously didn't get a chance to read through the entire thing, but I was able to skim some parts I was most interested in.
I was wondering if you'd be able to help me structure my meal plan with the same ideas that you have about diets and meal timing. I'm very intrigued and it makes a lot of sense to me from a logistics standpoint.
Obviously, we're at different ends of the "spectrum," with me being a 23-year old probably still capable of packing on a bit of muscle mass and strength. My issue is that I want to be big, but I also am married to the idea of being ripped. I've never been completely "shredded," I usually hover at around 11-13% BF, so I am a pretty lean individual. I've always wanted that complete "shredded" look, but have never been able to strip off the little remaining fat to get rid of that "soft" look. My whole journey thus far has been trying to pack on muscle while somehow still working my way to getting shredded, which I know is probably very counter-intuitive.
I feel like a diet structure set up like yours could give me somewhat of an advantage and may be able to manipulate the fat burning capabilities of my body. Do you have any input?
Right now, I eat 4 meals per day:
6 AM - protein/fats only (may include an apple - not sure if this breaks the "no carb" rule since its fruit)
11AM - protein/carbs/veggies (preparing for my evening lift
4 or 5PM - pre workout meal (2 servings oats, banana, whey protein, black coffee)
7 or 8 PM - post workout (filling the rest of my macros... usually around 50-60 g protein, 100-150 g carbs, and 10-15 g fats)
I'd appreciate some input from you and maybe how you'd apply your philosophies to my current diet/meal plan. Thank you!