Long time T Nation user, weekly reader, don’t post very often, usually only when i can’t find the advice I need.
Im on about the 7th week of a cut using CBL and i feel as if I’m hitting a wall. My goal is to lose about 5% BF and retain as much muscle as possible. Im 6’4", 245lbs (started at about 255) and about 13-14% BF. I train Mon-Fri, cardio 2-3 times a week for 15 mins post workout, and train Saturdays on lagging points (biceps,calves, rear delts, abs).
Diet is as follows:
9 am: Coffee, cream, coconut oil, 8 eggs whites, 1 whole egg, salsa.
11 am: Whey Shake, 2 tsp almond butter
2 pm: Large bowl of spring mix, chicken breast, cucumber, red pepper, balsamic vinegar
3 pm - Preworkout: 3g citrulline, 3 g creatine, Caffeine, 5g BCAA
5 pm - Postworkout: Whey shake, 3-4 rice cakes
6 pm - Chicken breast, 2 cups white rice, salsa, greek yogurt, hot sauce, sprinkle of shredded cheese
830 pm: 2 cups light & fit strawberry cheesecake greek yogurt (to satisfy my late night sweet tooth)
Adds up to about 250P/150C/70F
I recently spoke with a friend about this issue who is lean year round, and holds a ton of mass. He gave me his diet plan which is eating about 6 meals a day, 1-5 include oatmeal, sweet potato, or brown rice. Should I be eating more carbs/fats to ramp my metabolism? Any suggestions welcome