Hi I hoping I could get some recommendations on my cutting diet. I’m heading off on holiday on September 8th and I’ve been slowly dropping a little bit of fat (Im pretty lean already - probably about 12/12%) just want to really get sub 10% in the next 3/4 weeks if possible.
Meal 1 - Porridge with organic blueberries mixed in, 1 tsp of Reduced Sugar Raspberry Jam. Protein Shake.
Meal 2 - Protein Shake
Meal 3 - Chicken/Fish and Broccoli
Meal 4 - Protein shake and Apple, handful of almonds
Post Workout Shake
Meal 5 - Chicken/Steak + Wholegrain pasta, salad/Broccoli
Meal 6 - Protein Shake
Im also taking creatine, 4 omega 3 tablets per day, L-Gluatime.
What changes should I look to make, and should I get a fat-stripper of any sort ? Cheers for any advice.
- What is your protein shake? Pure whey spikes insulin pretty quickly, so can lead to fat gain. A whey-casein blend is a better choice.
All food spikes insulin, excess calories will make you fat. Whey protein isn’t magically going to do that.[/quote]
Nowhere did I say that whey protein magically makes you fat, imply that other foods don’t spike insulin, or deny that excess calories make you fat. The point is that whey protein will produce a greater insulin spike than, for example, cottage cheese because it has a very high glycemic index; and it’s digested very rapidly, so the thermic effect is low. A whey-casein blend is a better choice. But at only 172lb and 6’, the OP needs to focus on whole food sources before resorting to 4 protein shakes a day.
Alright, people just throw the whole “whey spikes insulin” thing around way too much. Personally, I’d worry more about total calories rather than glycemic index.
Though, OP if you’re 6’ 172 are you sure you want to cut?