Thanks for the replies,
I will shed more light on the weightloss issue.
I started off as 186lbs did the mutation series and then the best evolves program which included the fast fat diet and Berardi's don't diet method. I adjusted the #s based on my bodyweight, now I think I should have reduced them more to lose more weight but whats done is done, I wanted to hang onto my mass. when I finished after like 9 months (I took a break inbteween the two programs) I was at 162 and It wouldn;t drop nemore.
So I went back to a normal diet (no I didnt get back in that slow which I realized in a few weeks as a mistake) but I didn't throw back on a massive amount of fat coming off, I went up to 176 10pnds basically in 1 month of normal eating, obviously water weight came back on. The next month or two I did mass training specifically and my weight starting rising and now has reached 191 but I am not watchng my weight to judge my fat, basically the mirror speaks for itself.
I have put on mass, I wont complain about that, I put on mass on a weightloss diet which was surprising. I didn't use calipres yet (please hit me - recommend one that I could buy please!) but as I said I am not watching the % to judge my fat..I can feel it and see it back on, especially when the cloths start getting tighter around the waist and the belly pops out and hangs.
I have read a lot of Berardi's articles and I even e-mailed him asking if fats during the day and carbs after workouts was a good approach, he gave me a solid YES. P+F during the day and P+C meals at nite. I could try not taking carbs after midday but I goto the gym in the evening around 6 pm so I can't get in a proper post workout drink without adequet carbs.
I am starting to drop my calorie % now to see if that helps, I might be eating more than needed although using Berardi's calculator I am buring 3700 cals a day and thats how much I should be eating. I can't handle a lot of carbs well, I get bloated I think and I believe I am insulin insensitive which wiuld explain why Ive been a fatty since childhood eating highcarb crappy diets.
I am starting to reduce my carbs to the 200gs level and increase my fats a bit, I am hoping that will help.
My current training program is rite out of Christian T's Black Book of Training Secrets. I am using the apraoch where I hit each body part twice a week with his recommended body building block for fast twitch dominent individuals. It starts of the first week as 3x8, week two 3x8, 3x6, week three 7,5,3,7,5,3, week four 2x6,2x3. I have actually spent a very long time doing heavy weiught low volume exercises In the 5x5 range during my weightloss phase which is why I am following a 3x8 appraoch because my body is too used to the 5x5 method. I just finished the first 4 weeks and they feel to easy so I am going to add an extra set into the program to intensify it.
I log everything I eat online, here is a list of a typical day that shows how I ate over the last 4 weeks
Bread, whole wheat, 100%
Cheese, cottage, lowfat (1-2% fat)
Chicken, breast, with or without bone, broiled, skin not eaten
100% whey protein
Cereals, QUAKER, QUAKER MultiGrain Oatmeal, dry
Milk, calcium fortified, cow's, fluid, 1% fat
Yogurt, plain, lowfat milk
Corn, sweet, yellow, frozen, kernels cut off cob, unprepared
I have been reading on the V-Diet and it seems to have gotten very popular, but I don't want to go on another weightloss craze again without giving my body some decent amnt of time to gain mass. The V-Diet is the next thing I am going to try once I feel I have put on a bit more mass (I have neglected mass training focusing purely on fatloss for several months - a guy needs a break!)
I do need to buy calipres, ne recommendations?
Hopefully this gives u all a better idea of my situation, I personally think my diet is still at fault and I have to find the rite #s and ratio of foods to atleast not gain ne more fat, I am hopinh u all can help me with that.