So basically I've been dicking around in the gym for too long, thinking that my nutrition doesn't matter that much. Long story short, I look the same as I did 8 months ago, and Im pissed off.
I took a look at my diet, and realised that I havent been drinking nearly enough water, or getting nearly enough protein.
After fiddling around with some equations, I've found I need 2600 calories, with ~200g of protein per day, to be at a deficit of 500 calories. I would rather cut down so I look good then do a slow bulk from there, at the moment I still have man boobs and a flabby stomach.
The only problem is that this is actually more than I usually eat.. This is the third day of following my new diet where I get enough protein, and Im actually struggling to get enough calories in to lose weight..
I was supposed to have a meal an hour ago but I skipped it because I'm not even hungry.
I had 150g pork with 2 eggs for breakfast,
Lunch was 120g tuna with 300g of whole wheat pasta,
I am about to have some chicken with brown rice,
Then I need to work out and have my PWO shake,
And then have dinner on top of that.
I am actually struggling to eat enough, and it's affecting my workout. I wanted to go swimming today but I had to eat instead, as thats what several people have been telling me online..
So I guess my question is how do I get enough calories in to lose a good amount of weight, without having to literally force the food down? My weight loss has plateaued in the last 3 months and Id really like to drop 5-10 pounds. I'm currently 6'3, 187lbs, 16yo