I’m stuck on where to begin with my dieting. I’ve been reading a lot from this site and from elitefts but don’t really know where to start. A little background information on me at the moment:
Weight: 177 lbs
BF: About 15%, have not had it measure, this is an estimate. I am by no means ‘defined’ or ‘cut’.
Supplements: Multivitamin, FIsh Oil, Glucosamine all in the morning. Protein shake and ~5g creatine PWO. Just ordered some L-leucine as well that I will be using with probably 2 meals a day being the first and last meals.
Ive been lifting hard following WS4SB III. Since this week right now is deload week, starting this coming week I will be incorporating HIIT sled dragging on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Previously have been doing sprints on Tuesdays, but wasn’t following HIIT protocol since I wasn’t aware of it.
I’m posting because I dont know where to start dieting/losing fat. Cut out carbs? Low carb? Meals 3 hours apart? 3 meals a day? I just dont know where to begin which I why I decided to post.
On a side note, I have a retarded question on my part but, what foods are no carbs? I’ve searched and can’t find anything but I swear I’ve read it before just do not remember.
My advice.Dont over think it.Keep training ,Cut out the shit you eat that might not be good for you.Unless your goal is to step on a BB stage.Makeing yourself nuts over diet isnt what you need.But before I go on what are you goals in the first place?Are you lifting for sports?To be bigger and Stronger?or to just to be “Buff”?[/quote]
Yes I am lifting for sports. To be bigger, stronger and leaner for better athletic performance.[/quote]
To be bigger: Increase the quantity of food but without sacrificing quality, which you may need to improve prior to doing this increase.
To be stronger: Lift with an ever increasing weight scheme so you don’t get stuck on the same weight for months and months
To be leaner: It will come with the above two, for a little boost consider some additional cardio or complex work. Sprinting, Jumping Rope, Swimming Laps, Playing Pick-Up Ball, Fartlek, Heavy Bag work. Whatever you enjoy.
But keep in mind if you want to get bigger and leaner at the same time it is very difficult. You essentially have to first start getting a little leaner with a set program, this is the steps I personally took:
- Fix diet so I began to get changes without much change to exercise
- Increase exercise and program it
- Begin to SLOWLY increase food until I was making steady gains
For an analogy, doing all 3 at one time is like trying to solve for 3 variables all at once. Its going to be a lot of guessing and pure luck. If you simplify the equation to do 1 variable at a time though its much easier.