I know this may be taboo here, but I need advice (questions at bottom)
Well first off:
Ok, here’s the deal. I need to lose some fat. I’m getting chubby. I’m thinking of cleaning up my diet, and going on a bike 2x a week. I’m thinking I need to lose about 10 pounds of fat to be on a acceptable level. I also think I should be able to drop this relatively quickly if I eat correctly. My body has gotten used to ~4.5k kcals. If I drop to 2500-3000 for a while I think I might be able to lean out. I don’t want to lose weight. I like being heavy(er). I’m about 185 right now, and I don’t want to be lower then 170. And I want to be able to maintain strength gains. I’m somewhere between 20-25% bodyfat. Based on looks. I would like to drop to 12-15%.I don’t want or need to be six pack lean, but I want to be good looking for summer, and not be a fat bastard in highschool.
using 22% as my current BF
I have ~41 pounds of fat
to be 15% I’d need to have
~28 pounds of fat
My diet will look like:
3 eggs and milk ~30 grams of protien
Meal replacement powder ~ 40 grams of protien
baked chicken and veggies ~25 grams of protien
I can’t lift with food in my belly
400 PWO- 30 grams of protien
Dinner will be healthy but will be based on what my parens make. I’m in HS after all
~30-50 brams of protien
tuna/fruit 30 grams of protien
2.5 cups of milk ~30 grams of protien
215-235 grams of protien a day
relatively low carb ~150/day
putting this as a wee bit more then 2500 kcals a day
I really hate the idea f losing scale weight, but I think I’ll feel better, and look better lighter. THe only problem is that I want to be a lot STRONGER. I’m hoping I can lose the 10-15 pounds in a few weeks, so I can start bulking (much cleaner). Again.[/quote]
I’m really afraid to get weaker, or at least stall out. My lifts have been going up quite well, but I’m thinking I’ve gotten too fat. Will dropping 10-15 pounds of fat make me lose ground or stall out? Hy have my fellow powerlifters dieted? I know I’m little, but being chubby and in highschool isn’t cool.
I’m actually hoping I can gain maybe 3-4 pounds of muscle over the next few weeks while losing fat. What kind of cardio did you guys do? I’m thinking of incline walking/excercise bike. But I don’t have a freaking clue what I’m doing. I’ll post pictures in my log over memorial day weekend. And update with progress pictures. I’ll also post my food in my log when I start dieting (as in when I get more veggies/chicken).