I have a few questions/concerns regarding nutrition that i hope others will be able to fill me in on through personal experience.
i think its first necessary to let you now a little about me.
I am currently about 195 lbs, 6 ft, and around 20-25 bf %
My main goal is to conquer the ongoing struggle of simultaneously losing fat while gaining or at worse maintaining muscle.
I workout intensely at least 5 times a week
Over the last year and a half i have committed to eating 6-8 small meals a day keeping protein >200g and trying to keep carbs <200g, however it has been an unpleasant journey as i am never satisfied and always hungry, i have noticed slight increase in strength but the stubborn fat is still there.
I have recently discovered the intermediate fast (IF) and IIMYM methods. I am yet to try this but want to hear peoples opinions. i think it will work for me as i will be able to fast throughout the day get in a workout and then refuel in a 4-6 hr time period. However deciding the correct macros is where i need help. I understand everybody is different but i am looking for a general direction to pursue. Also what is your guys take on carb cycling? Can this be implemented to the IF? Getting a little picky here but..... i understand natural whole foods will be the best option but on IF flexible dieting is a lucrative option, should sugar intake be managed?
Any and all advice is welcome!!!!!
Looking for a little help, guidance and motivation!