I’m just starting a new diet to begin cutting my overall body fat percentage. I’ve always trained hard, but haven’t been strict about my diet. Here’s a sample of my plan, please tell me what you think.
7:30am- 4 egg whites, english muffin w/jelly
9:30am- 1 scoop 100% whey protein shake
11:30am- sm garden salad w/fat free It.dressing
1:30pm- 9oz tuna, w/ 6oz fresh fruit (grapes,pineapple,canteloupe)
3:30pm- 1 apple, 1scoop 100% whey protein shake
6:30pm- 8oz Beef,chix,or fish,w/baked or brown rice, vegetables
I’m only drinking water, including with the whey protein shakes, so I’m estimating my daily calorie intake at about 1750. I will also be starting HRX tomorrow. Does this sound like a solid plan for cutting body fat?
Less carbs from starches and fruit. More vegetables, fat and day to day variety. And maybe some low-fat dairy, unless you’re intolerant. And definitely nuts, beans and seeds.
For breakfast add a whole egg or two to your whites and eat just half the muffin. Or top half a muffin with a turkey sausage and 2 eggs over easy. IMO its more important to get the complete protein from the egg and make up for the extra calories by taking them from the carbs. Or top some black beans with a couple eggs and some salsa.
Why the shake in the morning and not one after training? Maybe eat some yogurt instead of shake. Mix in some peanut butter, whey or pumpkin. Or check out a recipe for low-cal chicken chili with beans and peppers.
Also you’d do better to put flax and/or olive oil with vinegar on your salad (and making it a LARGE garden salad wouldn’t hurt). And add some seeds, cheese or bolied eggs for protein.
Try eating the tuna with vegetables instead of fruit. It saves you calories. Tuna does taste good mixed with apple or pineapple, you could add some along with light mayo and mustard. Eat it on top of some greens or celery. Or put the tuna on a bed of broccoli and melt cheese over it.
Keep having your shake before you workout but have one after as well.
And lose the rice until you’re bulking.