I am following a diet plan in order to lose excess fat for summer. Upon reading numerous articles on this site, I have decided that a low-carb option is best for me; this is what I have been following for the past 6 weeks or so.
I always eat relatively low carb, but recently have gone extra-low. I am fairly carb-intolerant (white grains and sugar especially) and, therefore attempt to stay away from them where I can. I have recently been keeping my carbs as low as possible and relying on protein and healthy fats for the mainstay of my caloric intake.
Waffling aside, please offer any constructive criticism on my daily intake, macronutrient split or anything else you think would help me achieve my goals.
Height: 5ï¿½?? 10
Meal 1: 1 scoop whey protein
3 large eggs
2 HOT-ROX (prior to food)
7 omega 3 capsules
1000mg vitamin c
Meal 2: 6 oz chicken/turkey/
4 cups spinach
Meal 3: 2 HOT-ROX (prior to food)
8 oz chicken/turkey/tuna
1 cup cucumber
4-6 cups spinach/mixed salad greens
1tbsp olive oil
Meal 4: 1.5 scoops whey protein
Meal 5: 6 oz some form of lean meat/fish
1 tbsp olive oil
4-6 cups spinach/mixed salad greens, or equivalent broccoli
Meal 6: 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
2 tbsp natural peanut butter
8 capsules fish oil
all meats are interchangeable with equivalent fish or meat options; as long as the calories and nutrient profiles add up at the end of the day, it’s all good.
On workout days (3 days a week, full body lifting) I take 1 (experienced) serving of
Pulse (pre-workout), which contains:
ï¿½?ï¿½ Dual Carb (Dextrose, PalatinoseÂ®): 10g
ï¿½?ï¿½ Perform and Pump (AAKG, CEE, Beta Alanine): 6g
ï¿½?ï¿½ Focus Matrix: (Glucuronolactone, Tyrosine, Guarana): 2g
Protein (as-is) 0.0g
and 1 serving of Recovery XS (post-workout), which contains:
ï¿½?ï¿½ Waxy Maize Starch: 50g
ï¿½?ï¿½ Whey Protein Isolate: 27g
ï¿½?ï¿½ Leucine: 5.5g
ï¿½?ï¿½ Glutamine: 4.5g
ï¿½?ï¿½ CreapureÂ®: 3g
ï¿½?ï¿½ Vitamin C: 550mg
ï¿½?ï¿½ Electrolytes: 360mg
Protein (as-is) 24.3g
Combined, these 2 replace meal 5; I will compensate on the protein intake somehow throughout the day. Whilst I realise these two products increase my carb intake massively, they really help me to still make strength and size gains, as well as losing fat.
Although I know that, in order to maximise fat loss I should drop them both, how much of an issue is this, given that they are pre/post-workout nutrition?
Roughly, Iï¿½??m operating at about 1000 calories below maintenance, as I burn around 3-400 calories from walking/cycling/sport every day, in addition to my workouts. This is quite a lot below maintenance, but I have found it difficult to lose weight and in the event I consume something through extra through the day (fruit, cheese, more sweet sweet PB) I am still ok.
I tend to go by hunger: if I have eaten 1000 cals under and am ravenous, Iï¿½??ll eat a bit more; if not, I wonï¿½??t. I have dropped about 2-3% BF in 6 weeks and gained strength, so I feel good. Still, I would appreciate any kind of input on my diet that you guys can give me.
Thanks a lot and happy training (and eating!)
if you want any extra information on my diet or training, don’t hesitate to ask.
also, I’m shortly to go camping with a bunch of friends (no gym, no fridge, not many options for healthy eating). Any suggestions? I’m thinking pre-cooked chicken, cottage cheese, lots of salad and almonds ha ha. . help though seriously, I don’t want to ruin all the hard work.