Hey everyone, I just want to start out with that I have read through numerous articles and I am no genius when it comes to fat loss, and a lot of articles seem to contradict each other or provide various ways to get to the same end. I will continue reading and using the search bar but I figured why not also ask for help from people who have done or know more about this than me, so thanks for any time you put into this.
I go to college during the summer, I am able to eat pretty consistently but there are parts where I am forced to go 6-7 hours without food. I do not like carbs due to me being moderately insulin senstive.
My body type:
For simplified purposes I'm sitting at about 200lb on average throughtout the day
Last time I had my bf% measure was awhile ago, but it was in the single digits, now I assume to be sitting somehwere around 10-11%
A little about what I've been doing. I've been on a mostly low carb diet for a few weeks, and saw results. I slipped the past week due to travel but now I'm back into it. My carbs for the day consist of
8-16oz of skim milk with protein powder, post workout defenitely and maybe before bed
1 energy drink prior to workout(that I think I will be taking out)
Any fruits/veggies I guess I haven't kept track of, more below
I train quite heavy around 5-7 days a week, and am going to start doing low intensity early morning cardio which burns around 400 calories before any food intake.
I had cut out most of the fat from my diet, but realized my error recently, so bought coconut oil and EVOO for use in cooking/dressing
Lunch-Salad and/or chicken starting to use EVOO instead of dressing
Dinner-2 chicken breasts
Snacks-include strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, Almonds, protein smoothie with plain yogurt
I just am really looking to maximize fat loss, and obviously as quickly as possible. I am going to continue to use low carb, but plan to add some more fat to the program. I understand this isn't a good long term diet, and after I drop beneath 200 steadily I plan on cutting it down some.
If anyone has any tips on how much fat/carbs/protein I should ingest a day. I know its around 30/30/40 but I'd prefer carbs to be even lower I think, and was wondering should fat or protein make up that deficit. I don't mind going into a high deficit for these couple weeks, just as long as I can still lift moderately and don't feel like passing out, and if I cutout the energy drink pre workout would a fat source give me the most energy to get through?
I guess I'm just looking if the low carb diet is optimal for my situation, or if I should just watch calories and not care about carbs, or if this is a personal pref and I just need to experiemnt the next couple months.
Just any tips is much appreciated to maximize this weight loss over the next few weeks, or just to reassure that I should keep doing what I'm doing, and again thanks for any responses.