I don’t have an opportunity right now to eat a lot of home cooked meals so I have to throw in a double turkey subway (wheat, sometimes 6 inch sometimes footlong) but also chicken and rice from a middle eastern place. Did start throwing in a protein shake every now and then, and probably eat an average of 3 meals a day, sometimes more sometimes less (I know…)
I got into routine about 3 months ago and have been trying to hit the gym (free weights) almost every day, and occasionally throw in a little jogging, some uphill mountain biking, but nothing that would be considered solid continuous cardio.
I’ve gotten stronger, which is good, but my body composition has not changed much. I wouldn’t say I gained any decent muscle, or really toned up, or lost a good amount of fat, just minor improvements on all three. I’m almost 6’1, 230lb, with probably a good 50-60lb of fat proportioned evenly through my body (no beer gut, some man chest)
Now I have a couple of questions… I’ve posted before and know what a good food layout is, and how many calories I should be getting.
Could the somewhat out of whack food schedule (I don’t do 5 proportionate meals… might get a footlong double turkey, then 5 hours later eat a bunch of chicken/rice, so fourth) be killing my progress? I know what I need to be doing, I just need to know if that’s what is keeping me back
And question two… say I do keep up the not so serious foot routine, but still do get good amount of protein/carbs and don’t overeat, will I slowly improve, or am I stuck at this forever? now I’m assuming that slowly as I’m working out and damaging the muslce it will recover, and gain some mass little by little while burning off fat real slowly - may take a year or two, but will eventually change the body comp. Is that the case, or am I stuck looking like poop until I get the diet spot on?
Thank you much, just need quick answer to those two questions. Thanks!