Hi everyone, I've been cutting for quite some time now since January and have lost alot of weight since that period. I haven't checked my weight, but I've dropped from size 40+ jeans to 36 size. Since the weight loss I've switched between diets in order to change things up. I started off with an low carb diet (less than 80-100 grams) given to me by a bbing friend of mine that helped me shed most of the weight, and am now on another diet with more carbs.
I was on the first diet for a period of 3-4 months, then ate at maintenance for about a month or two, and am now on my current one. I changed up the diet because I felt like I was looking more softer due to the reduced glycogen stores and had less energy. The new diet I've been on has helped me quite a bit, but I've noticed that I'm looking more softer again and not lean and defined as I'd like to be.
I realize that I'm an endo-meso that holds water like crazy and is carb sensitive. Is there any way to mitigate this factor? I really want to be lean and live a manageable lifestyle that isn't just all chicken breasts and non stop cardio all the time. I train atleast 3-4 times a week with weights and do HIIT cardio 2-3 times a week, primarily after weight training for 15-20 minutes. During this period I do atleast 6-10 sprints nonstop for 30-40 seconds, followed by 1 minute or so rest breaks. This is my diet so far:
Meal 1: 8 egg whites scrambled with chopped spinach, slight shredded mozzarella, 1/4 cup of ground chicken and water
Meal 2: One scoop of whey
Meal 3: 4 1/3 cups of oatmeal, one tbsp of peanut butter, 1 tsp of brown sugar, and one scoop of whey
Meal 4 (Pre-workout): 1.5 scoop of whey and one scoop of BCAA's
Meal 5 (Post-workout): One scoop of whey with 125 ml of juice
Meal 6: 8 oz. Grilled chicken breast. 6 oz of brocolli. 1 and 1/2 cup of dry rice. Water
Meal 7: 8 oz. of wild pink salmon. Green leafy salad with 2 part vinegar, 1 part olive oil chopped garlic and pepper dressing.
So yeah this is it. I'm not good at cycling diets, so if someone could explain to me how I can work with this and increase/decrease macros in the meals to help me maintain lbm and a get harder physique that would be great. Thanks!