As the title suggests, I need major help
I want to lose fat. Period. I lift 4-5 times a week, I do cardio at least 3 times a week (basketball) and I eat mostly whole foods.
I realize that there are about a million approaches to losing fat, but I need to help with my approach. I tried the V-diet and got alright results but my energy levels were completely gone and i felt sick all the time.
I see the mens health articles about how to get “a body like a cover model” and they all seem ridiculous. I need some guidelines
So i am making a questionarre/interview deal where I ask some questions and i would appreciate it if you guys could answer those questions for me
When should I eat my carbs, and what time should I stop eating carbs? And what are good carb sources, i love toast w/pb and i have carb style bread(8g carbs/slice 3 are fiber).
What are some good snack that I can have, I love peanut butter and i usually fall on an apple w/ pb or carrots w/pb. Any better suggestions. I eat mostly fruit for snacks. I also have Metabolic Drive shakes for snacks.
I like most veggies (tri-color peppers, carrots, broc., celery, spinach) what can I do with them, thats easy and quick.
What can i eat for meat other than chicken?
What should I do for lunch? What do you guys eat for lunch?
I love salad but it never seems to be enough to satiate. Should I just eat more, i don’t use much dressing at all, not close to a serving. I usually eat a medium sized bowl.
What about breakfast, i don’t have much time to make it. Should i have carbs at this time or should i go for eggs?
Thats all i can think of right now. PLEASE help me get closer to my goal. I am lean everywhere but my stomach and chest (not like mitties or a gut but no visible abs and thats what i want, not even a 6 pack just a little bit.)
Any other ideas you guys have, i am open to. Thanks for the help everyone and good luck with your training and nutrition.[/quote]
- Load up on gluten-free carbs (quinoa, oats, sweet potatoes, and brown rice if you must [converts to fat easily]) at two times: breakfast and post-workout. Have green veggies with EVERY meal including breakfast. Gluten-free because most people have a mild wheat allergy although they don’t know it.
Wheat causes inflammation which is usually the cause of most problems. Also, avoid milk (high in carbs) unless it’s calorie countdown.
Snacks: protein shake+psyllium or flax meal and healthy fats (almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds)+veggies
Microwave those shits and slather them with soy sauce. Read Scott Abel’s article on salt.
Tuna, Salmon, Ground Turkey Breast, Turkey breast, egg whites, protein powder, leanest cuts of beef you can find, any kind of white fish, shrimp, venison, buffalo. Stay away from pork (so gross) and lobster (an insect).
Here is what I eat for lunch:
1-Ground Turkey Burger
HUGE salad with: lettuce, broccoli, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, mushrooms with red wine vinegar that’s it. this probably adds up to about 6-8 cups of salad
1/2 c walnuts or pumpkin seeds
Non Training Day
7 oz white or chunk light tuna
Huge salad see above
1/4 c walnuts or pumpkin seeds
Unless you are super over fat (which it doesn’t sound like you are) then have some damn carbs with your breakfast. Large amounts of saturated fat slows your metabolism so eat fats but go with the healthy stuff.
Here is a good shake recipe for a training day for non training replace the oats with 1/2 c nuts or seeds:
2 scoops protein
1 serving greens+ or Superfood or other quality greens powder
.5 tbsp psyllium powder
1 c oats dry (no you won’t get fat from this it’s breakfast for god’s sake)
this will keep you full until your next meal which SHOULD be 3-4 hours later.
Full Body Workouts are best for fat loss:
Greater Growth Hormone Release
More calories burned through weight lifting
less time spent in the gym/more for recovery
remember your goal while losing fat is maintaining muscle so don’t go to failure all the time…check out some of Chad Waterbury’s and Christian Thibadeau’s articles on fat loss (they are radically different, but that’s the best because you can figure out what works for you and when you’ve finished one…do the one you didn’t do before.)
last thing: COMPLEXES ARE SO INSANE. that is the real man maker right there.
also do both kinds of cardio low-medium intensity after weight training…intervals on non-weight days…you will need some CNS recovery supps…check out Power Drive