I am unable to lift in any mass building way for at least a few months.
I had a car accident and have been rehabilitating for 18 mo.
I also had a an issue where I was given steroids and ballooned over 200 LBS !
So, to start I want to just lose fat and maintain muscle.
What is most important:
Macros, protein or total calories?
3 yrs ago I was 10% BF @ 175 LBS. (157 lean mass)
Now I have a local lifter who competes and swears I am 40% body fat and that I have 195 LBS lean mass.
I do not see how this is possible if I was sedentary and am 49 yo.
If anything I LOST muscle mass while laying on the couch eating crap food.
How could I have gained 20 LBS in muscle?
At 195 lean, I would be 220 at 11% and there is just no way I could ever carry that amount of weight. I am 5'8" and do not have a stocky/mass build.
I am prescribed about 2 days of 2000 cals w 200 gms protein. Carb andf calorie cycle on day 3 to have about 2,300 cals w the extra cals coming from carbs.
Can someone please steer me in the direction of the most aggressive FAT LOSS meal plan and requirements for someone who may incorporate NEPA and then some light lifting until I become more mobile.
Between my injuries and weight there is just no way at the moment that I can do any meaningful lifting, so until then I would like to dial in my diet as much as possible.
Even if carbs are low GI. I am afraid that 200 gm carbs is just too much.
Wouldn't I be better off w more protein or good fat? nuts, seeds, avocado, salmon, anchovies etc?
Is V-Diet inappropriate for me?
Any help appreciated and apologies if this isn't the exact location it should be.