I’m really hoping to get some feedback from the fine minds here about a new diet I’ve started. Basically I found myself weighing 240lbs, and really no where near as strong as I used to be, also feeling (for lack of any better terminology) less “healthy” overall. So, I have completely changed the way I eat and train for that matter. I’m really looking for suggestions and commentary, but also thought this might be informative for anyone interested in this type of thing.
I started by cutting out all gluten and dairy… and pretty much any other source of carbs except for vegetables. Before this a meal might have consisted of a cup of rice, sauce, and a lb of chicken if I was lucky. On a bad day I might eat a whole pizza and a half gallon of milk at one sitting. Now my days are looking like:
Breakfast= 6 eggs scrambled w/ketchup, cup of green peas
Lunch= 1lb of chicken, hot sauce, whole avocado, 1 serving pumpkin
Dinner= 1lb of chicken (or 3 salmon fillets/10oz of red meat), 1/2 cup walnuts, mixed veggies
2nd Dinner= 6 eggs fried over easy, cup of green peas
This isn’t written in stone, but what I end up eating the most often. A couple times a week I’ll make a shake pre workout that has an apple, apple sauce, pumpkin, cinnamon, 6 raw eggs, plus “Grow” whey. I also often have some “Grow” whey post workout as well.
I’ve been eating this way for about a month and a half now, and so far my experiences have been very positive: I’ve dropped a little over 15 lbs, energy levels are pretty high throughout the day, my workouts have not suffered in fact I’d say my strength has stayed very steady, maybe an increase while dropping decent weight, hard to tell because I’m training a bit differently, I feel much less bloated/gassy, this used to be a pretty common problem while I was at work, my mood has also seemingly been improved, along with a decrease in chronic pain. So basically I’m feeling good on all fronts. I’m really kicking myself for not taking before pictures, my avatar is so out of date and a very poor reflection of where I am at now.
I don’t want to get too out of hand with walls of text, but I’d love to hear what you guys think, suggestions, questions, I would even probably settle for being called names, such as “holistic nutgrabber”. I’ll update soon with where I’d like to go from here, other things I’d like to try out, and how my training has changed. Also if you want me to guinea pig any ideas for you let me know.