Well, I have not been dieting for a while now. I’m at the point now where I just follow the 7 habits (tweaks here and there) and always eat clean, adjusting calories and nutrient qualities/ratios/amount to fit my goals. I have been eating alot the past few months before attempting this. I dieted a month ago for about 2 weeks to get to the shape i posted in this pic.
During this time period (minus those 2 weeks) i ate a ton of carbs, however, 90% of carb intake came from fruits and vegtables. The rest was occasional oatmeal and a cheat meal once in a while. Never bread. Infact I eat a ton of fruit. A couple apples bananas and or oranges a day + blueberres, strawberries.
When I don’t get my fruit carbs I start to lose it mentally. I get really growtchy and sluggish. As a result, everytime I’ve gone off the fruit I rationalize adding it back into my diet again.One good one I tell myself is “Matt, your not exactly a huge dude, if you want to do this you need to preserve all the muscle you can, go eat an apple.” Good god, fruit is like my friggen crack.
As far as the deads, I have been doing them 1 day a week and went 2 weeks of lower weight varations of them to kinda deload. (suitcase, dumbells, on plates, etc)
As far as why do them so much, my thinking here is since I know the my body responds to picking shit off the floor by getting stronger and growing, doing them alot while severly restricting intake will at the very least hopefully preserve what I have.
That and I just really love to do them. Its like rage cleansing on a primitive level, man lifting heavy object. I also might be nuts.
That was long, sorry for the rant.