Thanks for this advice guys... I am simply wanting to make a change but my days are 5am - 11pm constantly moving with school,work and kids. I can definitely read up on information but the search for what is "good" information was killing me. Thanks again for the help and anything else would be greatly appreciated.
I am wanting to cut down to around 200 then back up with lean mass. I know this will happen simultaneously though if I am doing everything right.
Really needing to know how I should balance my workouts and breakfast which happen around 5:30am. I cannot eat after this unless it is a quick protein/water or something similar. Should I eat before the gym? Should I make a nutrition shake to replace a few meals? etc......
Should I be getting 2000calories or 1000. Their is so much information out there that a guy like me is at a loss.
Don't get me wrong, it's a great product in that it emphasizes exercise, protein, fruit, vegetables, whole foods...
The rest of it is just excessive and unimportant.
As I mentioned in a different thread, there are only two criteria that matter when it comes to creating your diet: (1) make your diet functional so that it serves your body (protein, EFA, glycogen needs, micronutrients, fiber) (2) make your diet sustainable