Thought I'd get some opinions on this diet:
Some of the concerns I've read about the original Get Shredded Diet was the extent of the calorie reduction and only 4 meals (bodybuilders across the universe: Oh my god no!!!!) as this may lead to losses in lean mass.
This has been my diet of late:
I'm 5'5.5", started at 160lb having gained around 15-20 pounds of lean mass, depending on the degree of carb depletion/carb up, since last November.
7am: 15g BCAA
9am: 4 eggs, 4oz meat, veggies
11am: 15g BCAA
1pm: 8oz chicken breast, veggies
2-4pm: 60 minute workout and Peri-Workout window: 35g BCAA and 40-80g simple carb source (lately it's been bananas, going to start taking wazy maize hopefully next week).
5pm: 60g whey + 40-80g complex carbs
8pm: 8oz beef, veggies
Macros are approx:
200-250g protein (counting BCAAs)...~1.5g per lb bw
80-100g carb...~.5g per lb bw
80-100g fat...~.5g per lb bw
Total calories are 2000-2500, so slightly below maintenance. A carb-up is done once a week at 300g. As body fat drops, carb up days increase to twice a week.
Within the last month I've dropped from 159lbs and 9.5% bodyfat (7-site) to 155lbs and 7.6% bodyfat.
My concern right now are the BCAA only meals and may start adding simple carbs to the BCAA pulses if progress stalls or lean body mass starts to go.
Ideas? Suggestions? Concerns?