I was in Thailand for 5 weeks training Muay Thai. I was 215lbs when I left and am 195lbs now at 6ft tall. I lost about 20lbs in those 5 weeks. Which I kinda don’t mind, but I’m having problems eating enough to workout hard while maintaining this weight. (I was 260lbs 1.5 years ago and gain weight very easy.)
Here is what I did in Thailand:
I trained 2.5 hours (running at least a 5k, pads, bags, clinching, ect) in the morning on an empty stomach.
Right when training finished I had one scoop of Surge in a liter of water.
About an hour later I would eat about 2 cups papaya salad with a cup of sticky rice and about 4 oz of chicken on a stick.
I would take 3 grams of fish oil and take a nap. Around 3pm I would wake up and train another 2.5 hours.
Again right after training I would drink scoop of Surge in a liter of water.
About an hour later I would eat green curry with about 4 oz of chicken and 1.5 cups of white rice.
Right before bed I would take 3 grams of fish oil and drink a Metabolic Drive shake in water.
According to FitDay, that is only about 1850 calories a day, 130 grams of protein, 190 grams carbs, and 53 grams fat.
Not very smart, I know. No wonder I lost so much weight. But I felt great during training, I didn’t feel like I was running on empty.
Now here is my problem. I want to stay below 200lbs. I am running 5k every morning on an empty stomach, I train at least 2 hours of BJJ a day and 1 hour of Muay Thai 3 times a week. I do a circuit of incline bench, pull ups, and body weight squats twice a week.
I am only eating about 2500 calories a day, fairly close to the John Berardi’s no nonsense nutrition plan…just having a hard time getting all of the meals in. When I do get all of the meal in I feel great, but start gaining weight…when I skip a few of the meals I bonk out during training and feel like crap, but stay the same weight.
I need help finding a balance between training and diet.