Hi, I’m looking for some tips/suggestions for my fat loss plan. I’m currently at 18% BF, 6’2", 231 lbs. I’m following JB’s Don’t Diet plan (taper), but my cals are down significantly from what he recommends (his calculations put me at 3350, but I eat about 2700). Training wise, I started Meltdown 1 yesterday. Here’s my typical day:
8 AM: wake, take 1 T2Pro, 1 serving PowerDrive, prepare my meals for while I’m at work.
8:30 AM: Meltdown training, 1.5 scoops Surge w/ 1-1.5 L water.
9:15 AM: post workout, 1.5 scoops Surge w/ .5 L water, 1 g vitamin C.
11:00 AM: MRP (Grow or Myoplex) with a banana or apple or pink grapefruit.
1:30 PM: 1 cup 1%MF cottage cheese, 1 scoop Low Carb Grow, 1/2 cup (dry measure) oatmeal. 1 T2Pro.
4:30 PM: 1 can tuna, salad w/ romaine, spinach, onions, tomato, 1 tblspn each of Udo’s and balsamic vinegar, and either 1 tblspn shelled hemp seeds or 2 oz avocado. 6 g fish oil (2 g EPA/DHA)
7:30 PM: arrive home from work, do lactic acid interval training (1 min jump rope, 2 min rest X 6). 1 T2Pro.
8 PM: 1 can wild pink salmon, 1 oz light cheese, 2 cups broccoli (nuked), maybe 1/2 cup cottage cheese.
11 PM: 250 mL egg whites, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 60 mL salsa, 1 tblspn extra virgin olive oil (straight - yech!), 6 g fish oil (2 g EPA/DHA).
midnite: go to bed.
I generally drink between 5-7 L of water a day, a large coffee w/ 1 oz 2% milk, maybe a diet Coke, and I try to have a couple of cups of green tea as well.
This is a fairly typical day for me, of course my meals do change. The reason I’m posting is that I’ve kind of plateaued, my weight hasn’t gone down for a week or so. I took a carb refeeding/cheat day on Saturday (first one since Jan 5). It wasn’t quite a ‘clean’ refeeding, as I did have some fat, but it was close. I’ll weigh myself tomorrow and see where I stand, but I’m looking for any tips that might help me out. I’m going on vacation for a week on Feb 22, and I’m trying to get to 225 for that, although now I think that’s not going to happen. Please let me know what you think. I’m a big boy, so I can take the criticism, constructive or otherwise.