Yeah, it changes things. Two weeks is not usually enough time to drop your metabolism. Which means something else is the culprit.
You can’t really complain about not acheiving results when you say things like [quote] I can’t stand being hungry[/quote] and [quote] I didn’t eat like this in season I wasn’t really watching what I was eating but was eating smart[/quote] because what I hear is [quote] I tried to make better food choices, but I can’t remember what they were, so I’m not sure how to make better ones. [/quote]
So I’m going to assume that a while back you lost a significant portion of weight, took some time off, and now you’re back on the wagon.
Your diet and training look pretty good, actually. You’re eating a bunch of protein, 6 times a day, low carb, everything. I disagree with the snicker’s bar, because I’m pretty sure it’s not all that good for you, but I’m not sitting in front of it’s nutrition facts, so I could be wrong. Chances are, you’re not seeing results (in the two weeks you’ve been doing this) because
- You’re going by scale weight, and the drop in fat is being replaced by an increase in LBM (usually good).
- You’ve been cheating on your diet and cancelling out a week of good work with a day of shitty eating.
It could be either. Or both. Or neither. Usually though, it’s one of those two.
What I recommend:
Not sure if you’ve read these articles. If you haven’t, do.
Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength
T-dawg Diet 2.0
Starting strength is perhaps the best beginner’s program there is. What you’re doing isn’t bad- but it isn’t really optimal. The BFL template doesn’t really allow for great gains in strength, and I personally think HIT shouldn’t be used by beginners. Rippetoes is better.
The T-Dawg diet 2.0 is pretty similar to what you’re already doing, but you’ll find it a) allows for PWO nutrition and b) ups your calories a little bit (so you don’t cry yourself to sleep at night in hunger- not mocking you, it happens).
In addition to this, on days when you’re not lifting, add in some HIIT, or wind sprints. Straight up running or playing basketball isn’t intense enough. You want all out sprints for 30-60seconds, followed by some resting (90-60 seconds), and then more sprinting. For 8-10 sets.
Also, DON’T CHEAT ON YOUR DIET. I know the T-dawg diet allows for a cheat meal once a week. That’s cool, but try and keep it as clean as you can. Often trainees blow out a week of healthy eating on their cheat meal. Don’t do this. Have a cup of ice cream, don’t have the half-gallon.
Do this for two weeks, then come back and post whether or not it’s working.
Oh, one other thing- You could diet the ever-loving christ out of your body and still not look good, because you don’t have any muscle on you. It’ll probably take 8-12 weeks of busting your ass to drop you down to from ‘kinda pudgy’ to ‘skinny’. You probably still won’t have a six-pack though. After you diet down, get some results and show yourself you’ve got what it takes to see something through to the end, give some thought to gaining some mass- specifically in your legs (because it’s more functional
I realize I just threw a lot at you. Sorry if I wasn’t clear enough. Post any questions you have.