So, thanks to Congress, I've had a lot of time to hit the gym recently. Trying to maintain strength levels while I'm doing a bit of re-comp/weightloss; trying to drop to low double-digit BF (i.e. 10-12%) in order to be close to 200 pounds for a PL meet in April, so that I don't have to drop down too much to be at 198. I'm at 219 pounds right now, after dropping a quick 7 pounds in a couple weeks.
Now, I'm finding myself having to diet a little harder (obviously) to hit that next 5 lb. increment. Anyone have any tips? I'm consuming carbs in the morning (before 10 a.m.) and after my lifting session currently; trying to get most of my calories from protein and fat otherwise. Typical meal breakdown:
3 eggs over medium
2 pieces of whole-grain toast
3 strips of bacon
1 cup greek yogurt w/tblspn honey
2 Rice-less stuffed bell peppers (a bell pepper filled with ground beef and onions)
Scoop of whey w/water
Scoop of whey w/nonfat greek yogurt, milk, and a small handful of berries
2 porkchops w/1 cup broccoli and 5 spears asparagus
Another reason I'm dropping the lbs. is because it's hard on my knees to run at 225+ and I'm joining the AF Reserves soon. Decided I needed that security in my life given recent events.
Anyway, appreciate any advice ya'll might have. I've been steadily increasing cardio and decreasing rest periods, especially since I'm on a bit of a deload week while I let my joints heal up. Basically doing speed work + hypertrophy.