Up to two hours of energy system work per day, most of which is high intensity stuff… are you sure a low carb diet as outlined in your post is the right thing in that case?
What does your training look like exactly?
No, a low carb diet isn’t going to work for the aerobic activity I want to do…but I’m so “programmed” with a low-carb mentality that I am not sure how to adjust my diet so I’m not eating to much or too little!
Right now I’ve cut back on weights due to back problems. I still do a few weight sessions a week but not as high intensity as I was doing previously (not many compound lifts, mostly isolation/body weight exercises).
My back will be okay in a month or so of “active rest”…but in the mean time I decided to work on my cardiovascular ability…which has been completely ignored for several years. At first, I was worried about muscle loss…but honestly I’ve never felt better- more energy, my lungs feel good (along with weight gain, I smoked over the past year yuck!- I’ve quit now) and I feel pumped that when I go back to weights “full-time” I will have better recovery time.
Currently I’ve just done one 45-60 min session per day (5-6 days per week)…consisting of high resistance work on gym equipment (tredmill, x-trainer, bike), interval training (HITT) and some low intensity work. The high resistance (walking up hill) still makes my legs work. Basically I’ve just been adding extra Surge to my “low carb” diet.
I want to add a second 45 min session outside at the track, modelled after my old sport training (drills, stair running, etc.). Could I just add a second serving of Surge? Or is that not enough?
A few years back I was a pretty good athlete. I played on several sports teams and trained 3-4 hours a day (2 practices and a gym session). At that time though I wasn’t fat, so I just ate as much as wanted when I was hungry (lots of protein and lots of carbs). I didn’t count calories or carbs. Now, I am fat. I’d like to do the cardio work I outlined above but feel that I should be more particular about my diet so I can continue to lose fat.