Todd, I’m impressed. If I had interviewed you and ran the numbers myself, I couldn’t have done a better job. It’s perfect, and a perfect example of how a diet should be structured.
Comments & questions. On the greens, are you subtracting the fiber grams from your carb grams? You need to do that. I’d like to see you get all the carbs you can for the numbers you gave me.
Supplements look good. Re the Methoxy, it’s a partitioning agent, meaning that it take incoming nutrients and preferentially stores them as/in muscle versus fat. It’s one of my favorite supplements, but if I had to choose cutting or bulking, I’d have to go with bulking. Having said that, I am currently using it on a cutting cycle. A bit of a contradiction, huh? (grin)
I’ve used oral and topical yohimbe/yohimbine. The oral product is subtle and makes its effects known over time. The topical version is like an A-bomb. You’ll see effects immediately. I’ve never used a product that worked so quickly. The topical versions’s effects are profound.
Since you’re going the low-carb route, you’re absolutely going to need to do carb refeeds. Do you want to kick that around a bit? I guarantee that it will ENHANCE fat loss. Lately my weight loss has slowed, but my BF% is dropping much more quickly than I am used to. I attribute it to my carb refeeds, which are highly strategic, not an excuse to go hog-wild and eat everything I’ve been missing.
Since your carb intake is pretty low, I’d recommend that you do a strength program. Joel Marion keeps pounding this into my head. Class, can we say, “Hypertrophy programs are not complementary to fat loss. Strength programs are highly complementary to fat loss, as they help preserve LBM and retain (if not improve) strength.” (grin) Todd, take a look at Joel Marion’s Ripped, Rugged & Dense, a 5x5 strength program. Let me know if you have any trouble finding it. It’s in the article archives.
Once again, Todd, that was an incredible effort on your part. The best I’ve ever seen. I really appreciate your providing me with all the information and your goals. Go ahead and get started. Don’t change/lower calories from the 2,177 for two weeks. Keep a food log. Get ahold of me in two weeks and let me know what sort of results you’re seeing. We can always make adjustments. Remember, though, you don’t want to lose more than 1.5 pounds per week. The first two weeks don’t count. But after that, no more than 1.5 pounds. If you’re losing more than that, we’re going to need to increase your calories.