I’ve been doing the Rippotoes Starting Strength for a few months now (the first couple months were me simply figuring out how to lift correctly, work on form, etc, etc). But now I’m stalling with Bench, Military, and Rows. I feel like I’m simply not getting anywhere (and it’s downright discouraging).
I just don’t know what to do with my diet. I follow Berardi’s rules (suggested in another thread), but I’m usually hovering around 1800 calories (without carbs, I’m having a hard time consuming calories).
My meals throughout the day are usually lean meat with veggies and fruit. For the first time in my life – I’m full ALL THE TIME.
My ultimate goal is to look good (lean). So I still have love handles (which I’ve had my whole life) and I WANT TO GET RID OF THEM.
I need some direction that my diet should take. I feel like it’s holding back my lifting progression…which is holding back my physique progression…but I really, really don’t want to get fat first. It has always been so hard for me to lose weight (fat) that I’m kind of terrified to go back to that.