I have been living in France for about 3 months now, and have about 1 more month before I return to the states. My flight lands December 23 sometime at night. Before I left I was 6â??2 and roughly 190 with 11-12% BF (based on my own guesstimates and caliper readings, and similar pictures of other people training).
However, since Iâ??ve been here, my diet has been less than adequate, my training not quite solid (although consistent!), and my drinking habits highly questionable.
Before I left, I planned on bulking when I returned to the states for a good long time, and this plan is still in place. However, after reevaluating myself and looking in the mirror, I realize Iâ??ve let myself slump a bit. I think I weigh a bit more now, but I am definitely fatter.
So, I decided to do a short one month cut while Iâ??m here before I get back to try and get back to my body composition before I left. I donâ??t want to return and start bulking with a few months of mostly fat gain already under my belt.
I live on a campus a bit outside of Paris, have no access to a fridge, the cafeteria food is suboptimal (really, they serve us the worst cuts of meat, and the only vegetables have loads of butter and other unidentified cooking oils), and not much selection at the local grocery store. My only available supplement is protein powder (limited), that comes from the states and was super expensive to get here.
Anyways, I will be aiming for roughly 2300 calories a day, about 200 grams of protein, 100 grams of fat, and hopefully under 100 grams of carbs, being a FFB and extremely sensitive to anything but vegetables.
Needless to say, those 2300 calories will be made up almost entirely of cans of tuna, protein powder, canned vegetables, almonds, olive oil, and bellpeppers (the only fresh vegetable that stays fresh here).
My training log is quite simple as well, itâ??s the forty day program. Not optimal, but Iâ??m using it because itâ??s short and I donâ??t have lots of time to be in the gym with finals around the corner.
I donâ??t care how many pounds I lose, I just need the caliper readings to go back down. Right now, the three measurement system yields:
And I hope to get them to:
Hereâ??s to hard work.
P.S. Also, one night a week is usually devoted to the campus party where we drink and make out with beautiful French women. Please forgive these dietary transgressions. Itâ??s almost always a Wednesday or Thursday.