I have recently started to get my diet back in order as a prelude to starting to lift/kick box again... first things first & the 80/20 principle at work I guess. In the past, I had decent results with the Zone diet, but when I was on it I was never concerned about adding a lot of muscle. At any rate, a few years later and a lack of excersise and horrible diet...well, you get the picture 6'3, 295lb when I should be sitting around 200/210lb for no more muscle mass than I have on my frame at this point I know that my main concerns at this point is getting enough protein and I actually have a gym lined up to start weight training again. The place actually has a heavy bag, so I can get my cardio through my muay Thai training. So far so good. The only problem is, my experiments with diets that approach 200g protein...well, I tend to have horrible problems with constipation. Like: "wow, I probably shouldn't have bleeding hemorroids" horrible.
I also drink at least 1.5 gallons of water per day plus several cups of romaine/spinach, and I still dread my daily constitutional.
Since I’m not actively weight training I am trying to keep my carbs in the 30-40g/day range and I’m finding it really hard to get enough fiber. My question is two fold:1. Can adding products like Fibersure powder to recipies that contain fruits and veggies actually ‘reduce’ the impact carbs of a recipe. Aka: I like to make stews using a slow cooker, but will adding inulin products actually negate the impact of the naturally occuring sugars in a couple cans of tomatoes for example? And 2: are their any other foods/tips products that you guys and gals can recommend to alleviate this oh so painful situation?
Once I start lifting in a week or so I plan on following the T-Dawg 2.0 diet and I don’t want to fall off of the diet because I am afraid of a bloody brick coming out of my ass. Sorry about the graphic description, but I’m really tired of being this fat and out of shape and I don’t want to lose the ‘fire in the gut’ because of my guts hating me…
Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance.