Hello everyone, this is my first post here and I have a bit of a problem. I'm aged 23, 5'7", weigh about 169 pounds, and have a 33-34 waist... here is my typical day breakdown relating to diet and exercise, and the dilemma that comes with it:
For breakfast, I usually have a pack of 2 pop tarts (cinnamon), usually with some Tropicana OJ. No snack or anything like that in between.
For lunch, I usually have a combination of things. Usually it's 2 peanut butter sandwiches, sometimes I'll have a 12 inch sub from Subway, along with a half liter bottle of water.
Whenever I go to Subway, I usually get a 12 inch chicken breast/turkey/roast beef on wheat bread, and I usually only get lettuce/carrots/onions on it.
In between lunch and dinner, I usually do my running. There is a track near my house, so I use that to do different types of running. I usually mix it up depending on the day, but the runs I do are Tabata sprints, 100m sprinting/resting/sprinting/resting, and regular jogs (usually 2-3 miles).
After doing the running, I usually drink 2 one liter bottles of water. I also used to go to the gym, but there's not that much time for that anymore.
For dinner, it's very similar to lunch. I usually have chicken/roast beef/turkey... sometimes I'll have a hamburger or chicken sandwich, and I am very careful to avoid the fries. Again, I usually have dinner with a half liter/one liter bottle of water. After that, I'm done with food (no late night munchies or anything like that).
I do go out usually Friday/Saturday and I do drink some alcohol.
Now, the dilemma: I'm not losing ANY weight. I used to drink sodas and diet sodas quite a bit, but my New Years Resolution was to cut out all soft drinks, and I haven't had a soft drink since January 1st (38 days).
I have read on the internet that cutting sodas out of your diet and replacing that with water intake would cause you to lose a decent bit of weight, but I haven't noticed any weight loss whatsoever.
My main goal is to get ripped abs, but it's not happening. I ?think? my problem is not enough fruit in my diet, or I?m just not doing enough cardio. So T-Nation, do any of you know what the problem is in my diet?
Also, YES, I am aware that you need to "eat more" to lose weight, and I am aware of the 5 small meal system; it just seems like nothing is working.
Any help or tips would be appreciated, and thank you for reading this post.