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Diet Help

Hello,
I started a “cutting” phase on Jan 4, 2009 in order to get my body back on track. I was at a pathetic 193 lbs with a 38.5 in waist. Over the past 7 weeks, I dropped my weight to 174 lbs (-19) and my waist to 34.5 (-4). I took a lot of advice from the articles and reading through the forums. Now, I need some more help with my diet in order to keep losing body fat. I feel like after losing close to 20 lbs I need to reevaluate everything in order to progress. I want to implement any advice starting after this week. Here is an overview of three days eating taken from my personal log. The numbers indicate the serving size unless it is written. Thanks.

Non-Training
Meal 1: 2 HOT-ROX(HR), 2 Receptor Max (RM), 1 Metabolic Drive, ½ Flaxseed
Meal 2: 2 RM, 4 Flame Out, 3 oz. Lean Steak, 2 Turkey Bacon, 1 LF Shredded Cheese
Meal 3: 1 MD
Meal 4: 2 HR, 2 RM, 6 oz Steak, Asparagus, 1 MD
Meal 5: 1 MD

Training
Meal 1: 2 HR, 2 RM, 4 Flame Out, 2 Egg Whites, 4 Turkey Bacon, ½ Onion, Mushrooms
Meal 2: 1 MD, ½ Flaxseed
Meal 3: 2 RM, 1 WW Tortilla, ¼ Onion, 6 Slices Turkey, 2 Turkey Bacon, Avocado, Baby Spinach
Meal 4: 2 HR, 1 MD
Meal 5: 2 RM, 4 Flame Out, 2 Pork Chops, Baby Spinach, Mushroom
Meal 6: 1 MD

Non-Training
Meal 1: 2HR, 1 RM, 1 MD, ½ Flaxseed
Meal 2: 1 WW English Muffin, 1 FF American Cheese, Tuna Salad, Avocado
Meal 3: 4 Flame Out, 1 RM, 1 WW Tortilla, 3 Slices Turkey, Avocado, Baby Spinach, FF Mayo
Meal 4: 2 HR, 3 RM, 1 MD
Meal 5: 1 RM, 2 Pork Chops, Snow Peas, Carrots
Meal 6: 1 RM, 1 MD

The first day was the weekend and I missed my last meal of the day.

Also some strength gains:
Bench= 150x5 ~ 215x5
Deadlift = 110x5 ~ 190x5
Squat= 140x5 ~ 170x5 (I don’t squat as religiously as the other exercises)

Before and after pics are available but I don’t think they are necessary for the thread.

-Paul

hmm… so I guess I should just stick to my diet unless I stop seeing results