Hello all, I have been surfing the site for a while looking at workout routines and diet help and I have to say its a great site as well as inspiration to be lean. I would ask for any help I can get or criticism i dont care, I was at 380lbs last May and was starting to have health problems, I smoked 2 packs a day and could not breath, sleep, play with my kids, or be happy in general.
I decided to take action and fix it, I stopped smoking(1 year smoke free! not even a hit)but pegged the scales at 405 but I was determined and started doing the low carb lifesyle. Six months into it I was depressed, upset, and burned out i guess, I decided that I needed help, and called a friend. We have been hitting the gym hard for the last 6 months, started doing cardio 30-40 minutes a day 5-6 days a week since November and started lifting in January.
All of our workouts are with free weights and he knows hit shit, he is 275 6'9" and use to work out with the Voneric's and a lot of pro wrestlers back in the day. I am getting bigger but i am worried that the Low carb diet is killing the hard work in the gym, I am seeing gains and definition but I want more!
I am 6'0" and down to 275 lbs, 38-40 in waist and I have a big frame, graduated HS at 235 and was in great shape and strong as hell from football. Should I keep low carbing or start something more stable? I have been "cheating" every couple weeks but the FATASS in me eats till I WANNA PUKE knowing that I cant have it "tomorrow".
I wanted Lap Band and was approved for it but I think that is cheating, I want to do this on my own, not from forcing me not to eat cause you have change your thinking and eating, but should I get back into a low calorie low fat diet and have carbs or stay low carb? I take a multi vitamin, fish oil, ECA stack, Effexor, and whey protein before and after lifting. Thanks for reading and any help you can offer.