Ok so I've been unsatisfied with my body for all of my teenage life, and I fooled around on various programs and diets, but never really got serious about it until 4 months ago when I buckled down and went full force into training and dieting.
I want to now get even more serious about improving my body, I need to know how I should proceed as far as diet, routine, and direction (keep cutting or bulk?). My goals are to just be lean, be strong, be healthy, and be fit.
Here is my progress:
Weight: 174 pounds
Stats After (4 months)
-6 meals a day
-at least 128 ounces of water a day, no other beverages
-Eat only the purist, most organic and natural foods possible (ie. no factory made crap)
-Dextrose/Maltodextrin (Post workout)
-Little bit of creatine
-Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Serving Oats
2 Scoops Whey
1 Sweet potato
1 Chicken Breast Serving
Meal 3 (post workout):
2 Scoops Whey
2 Salmon Servings
1 Peanut Butter serving
Leafy Green Vegetables
Leafy Greens (spinach, collard greens)
Flax seed/fish oil/borrage oil (variations of EFA's)
An Essential Fatty Acid
-At least 1-2 gram of protein per body weight, probably more.
-Carbohydrates only in the first 3 meals, and only fiborous, slow digesting ones
-Essential fatty acids in last 3 meals.
I NEVER cheat. Ever. I have stuck to this diet with no cheat meals for 4 months.
I don't really have a good routine, right now I am doing a workout that the Army made to prepare people for Special Forces training, here is the link, it is essentially a bunch of hiking, running, pushups, pull ups, and situps
So Finally, my questions are:
- Should I cut or bulk?
- What weight lifting program should I be on?
- How could I improve my diet?
- How many calories a day should I be eating? I'm not sure on this one.