Recently I’ve been trying to lean out a bit, after years of doing Olympic weightlifting. I don’t want to achieve 5% body fat or to become an Olympian (150 CJ 120 SN @105KG) I just want to keep improving my lifts, have a decent physique and also maximize my cognitive abilities for my current job.
I’ve read a lot about diets recently (paleo, keto, mediterranean, etc) and my first conclusion regarding all of this is that you need to find something that works for you. But I am curious as to what you guys have found that works for you regarding a diet for someone that is an amateur Olympic weightlifter. I suppose most of you train in the afternoon, what do you eat before training?Have any of you tried any diet that maximized your results? For me lunch and dinner are ok but I always have trouble with breakfast and the meal before training. Basically I wake up at 6.45 AM and I am generally not hungry until 11 AM, so I find it hard to have a large breakfast. On the other hand, at 4 or 5 PM I am generally hungry, but I do not want to eat that much (training usually is at 6 or 7 pm).
Do you have any nutrition tips for working class people that are also Olympic weightlifters?