I'm somewhat new to this forum, but i've been reading T-mag for quite a while now. I've read all the diets, and tried many of the lifting programs. I'm especially partial to CT's programs. With Summer right around the corner, I, like most of you, would like to get shredded. Now my problem is that I've been dieting for quite some time now like since February because i know how hard it is for my body to drop fat, but my weight would go down, then seem to go right back up.
I started with Fat Fast and roughed it out for two weeks. I did manage to lose 5 lbs(from 200 to 195). After Fat Fast I went to the Anabolic Diet with all protein and fat, but i still counted calories(about 2400kcal/day), then carbed up on the weekends. The weight would come off extremely slowly during the week, but the weekend carb-up would just ruin whatever I lost that week. So I jumped right back to 200lbs. As far as body composition goes, don't see much of a difference in the mirror, but my strength has been pretty steady all through this dieting. Since the weight isn't coming off anyway i'm deciding to put Surge back in there for post-workout.
So here is my diet for everyone to critique....
6:30am- 20g Low Carb Grow (preworkout)
8:30- Surge (2 scoops)25g protein
9:30- 1 cup egg whites w/1/4 cup eggbeaters,2 thin slices American cheese, 3 pieces bacon<(anabolic diet says its allowed), 4g fish oil, (46g protein)
12:30pm- hamburger patty w/ slice of cheese (40g protein)
3:30- beef jerky, almonds, 20g grow (40g protein)
6:30- 8 oz. sirloin steak (50gram protein)
9:30- 40 grams Grow, 4g fish oil, 15g flax oil
This comes out to about 2400kcal
So thats my basic diet on a workout day. A non-workout day is about the same minus the Surge.
My Training: I'm currently doing the OVT program by CT.
Cardio After lifting: HITT on treadmill for 15 minutes
6.0 mph for one minute, then switching to 8.5 mph for 30sec. to 1 minute
Sometimes moderate jogging on off days on an empty stomach for 45 min.
Thats pretty much it. I thought it wasn't a bad program but maybe I'm wrong? My current weight is 200lbs., i'm 5'6 tall, and my bodyfat level is somewhere probably in the mid teens, and I'm 20 years old. I've been training for about 3 years now, but i wanna take getting shredded to the next level, and be in my best condition by mid august.
So am i doing too much? too little? To many calories?/ too little calories? Is my metabolism shot because the fats not comin off like i wnat it to? Could my thyroid be f'd up? Sorry for all the questions, but I know a lot of you know your stuff. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance...