Its true - I've decided to temporarily forego another competition and drop some excess fat. I figured it a good idea to start a thread where I could ask for advice on my diet, to which I've devoted far less research time over the years.
To start I'm 25, 5'6", and started at 245 lbs a week ago. I'm down to 238.4 as of this morning, as a week of cleaner eating has demolished a ton of water weight and bloat. I'm not counting calories (yet), and will wait to do that until weight loss stalls. All junk food has been eliminated and my diet in a nutshell is:
3-4 whole eggs
1 piece of toast
And another protein shake before bed. Simple, but you get the idea. I will have a moderate serving of rice or potato with lunch and/or dinner if it is available but the goal is to keep carbs in check. I have a peanut butter sandwich before training and some gatorade after training though, which helps with energy. My #1 barometer is my strength. I know I may sacrifice some limit strength on my big 3 by dropping weight, but if any lift drops off too fast that will be my indicator that I am losing at too quickly of a rate. At that point I will likely increase carbs a bit or start counting calories. I'm shooting for 1-2 lbs of weight loss per week (initial week of water weight loss not included). I will also resort to counting calories/macros should weight loss stall. I'm not using any planned cheat meals, but I will occasionally partake in social situations (wisely).
Am I overlooking anything? Thanks for anyone willing to help.