I'm new to the forums so forgive me if I'm asking common generic questions.
Over the last 2 yrs I've gotten out of shape, having 2 kids, eating like shit, and not training as much will do that to you I suppose. I'm 6 feet and currently 195 lbs. When I'm in good shape I'm normally in the 175-180lbs range which is what I'd like to get back to.
With 2 kids and a wife who works nights I'm on a very set schedule. I will be waking up M-F at 5:15 am and be at the gym for 6:15 am. On M-W-F I will be training Muay thai & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. On Tue & Thurs I will be lifting and cardio.
I know how to clean up my diet and will be eating 6 meals a day. My goal is to shed fat and build muscle.
My biggest question surrounds the first meal of the day. Should I have a protein shake or something on my way to the gym? should I not have anything until after I train? I'm not sure what's best for my goal.
Also even when I'm in good shape I always seem to store fat in the love handle region. I've seen some articles that hint it may be a result of insulin sensitivity. I saw the receptormax is supposed to help with this but its out of stock and also very expensive. Any other supps anyone suggests?
Appreciate the help.