When I lost all the weight it was intense dieting. I was even bulimic at a certain point. I was 15 and ignorant.
Hey mate. Intense dieting can work… sometimes too well and then backfire on you. It is a form of stress and the body doesn’t know how to differentiate between mental or physical stress. It just perceives it as stress and will deal with it accordingly, ie release of cortisol. Initially, that can lead to cell degeneration/breakdown/muscle loss and fat loss but then it can flip and become the opposite as we also now know. Cortisol can also contribute to fat gain.
Complex carbs is such an outdated view of carbohydrates but if you’re going by the classic model then I’d say you’re carbing yourself to death! Cut the carbs, stick to vegetables and non starchy ones. Go leafy greens, reds, oranges and browns but no potatoes or the like.
Eat as Poliquin advises, ie if it doesn’t walk on the earth, swim in the sea or fly in the air, don’t eat it. If it doesn’t grow out of the earth (ie non processed stuff) then also don’t eat it. I know wheat and the such also grow from the earth but it’s one to avoid. Likewise with white rice, pasta etc. Brown rice as a post exercise meal in moderation may be ok.
[quote]Protein at every seating with fruit and some other green veggie/ complex carb.
(carb intake is higher in the morning and around workouts).[/quote]
fruit is your friend if you don’t overdo it. just because it’s loaded with nutrients and tastes nice doesn’t always mean you can indulge so don’t overdo it when you have it with your protein.
[quote]I drink 100 calories worth of simple carbbs before the workout and 50 calories worth of protein whey concentrate (this is after my preworkout meal 2 h before the workout with solid P + c meal). I also take Beta-alanine, Arginine, creatine, glutamine and BCAAs in my shake.
There is part of your problem I reckon.
cut the simple carbs in your drink. Likewise the protein before workout isn’t gonna work for every tom, dick and harry just because it worked for bodybuilder X or company X who swear that having protein like oxygen is a must. All the additives ie creating, beta-alanine, glutamine are also going to add to the insulin surges when added with the simple carbs and protein. You’d find the fat around your belly is coming from that. Instead, stick to some electrolytes in a little waxy maize and if you really needed it some creatine. This will help with fueling the workout but without all the unnecessary calories
Why? because pro’s do it or it’s become supplement companies spiel? The way I look at it is none of this existed years ago and bodybuilders/strength athletes didn’t also walk around with bloated guts.
If you’re belly is hanging, I’d say there’s a fair chance it’s a combination of a dirty gut, bloatedness and some fat all combined together not to mention your previous state of being fat easier to get to than normal
Throw the dextrose in the bin.
[quote]About 30 mi after that I eat a solid meal with at leat 400 cal. And then I have similar meals of 400 cals every 2 hours after that. And I ultimately have 200 grams of low fat cottage cheese with weigh protein right before hitting the bed.
wow. sorry for the essay.[/quote]
Pretty easy to see why you’re gaining weight.
Too much food, too much supplements and stressing your body too much. Cut the supps, cut the pre and during training drinks, stick to your solid breakfast lunch and dinner with light and low GI snacks with protein in between as well as keeping your fibre up through a powder or lots of veges as your carb sources.
Cut the starches and ‘complex carbs’.
Drink plenty of water and start your mornings with fresh fruit as breakfast with some protein form.
Clean yourself out and you won’t need all those sups to get going in a workout.
You can’t gain quality mass by having a junkyard inside your body and neither can you cut properly.
If you do try, you’ll end up skinny fat or big fat.
just my 2 cents