well... I am still trimming and I still have a ways to go... I started off about 340ish and am now down about 30lbs or so...(not really keeping exact until; i get to a goodtone spot)
I started on a new diet and i just wanted everyones opinion...
I start off with my workout at 6am and finish about 6:45-7:00
Eat breakfast about 8:00 when I arrive at work.
I then eat one chicken breast about every two hours ... 11,1,3,5, and the last one at 7.
I have also started taking Ripped fuel (cut)
at 9am and 3 pm.
any suggestions that might help get my size down? I'm thinking I might start cardio in the evening, but my buddy says I'm not getting enough sleep...
What's your a.m. workout consist of, cardio or weights? Best time to do cardio for weight loss is in the morning on an empty stomach. If your already doing cardio in the morning you could add in some more at night, should get you faster results. Your friend is right, you need to be getting your sleep, as much as you can.
Diet looks pretty good and certainly basic. Chicken and veg. are great for losing weight. Stay away from fat completely save for a small amount of healthy fats everday like a handfull of almonds or something. Take your vitamins if you aren't arlready and drink LOTS of water. Oh and with the diet, make sure to give yourself one cheat day, or maybe even just a cheat meal or 2 throughout the week. Best time to do this is on a sunday. You body can grow to use to being on a diet and results can start to slow. Adding a cheat will throw your body off and help prepare it for another week of hard dieting.
Thanks for the advice... i do weights in the morning and I think I am going to start cardio on wed ,fri, and saturday.
I think your right though I really need to get to bed earlier. Plus since I cut most carbs out of my diet my body seems really exhausted lately. Is there something I can add to my diet that might help my energy?
What kind of carbs and amount are you currently taking in? Unless I missed something you didn't mention any of that data. It's kind of important for us to evaluate what you should do.
I find a lot of success in using a cyclic diet, where you low carb for 3-4 days, then bump up the carbs by 2-3 times what you're normally getting just to get the body jump started again and fill up your glycogen reserves. You can't really burn fat that effectively without some carbohydrate in your diet anyway. Plus going low carb for a long period will just make your metabolism slow down to a point where you stop losing weight. Your body is a very efficient machine. If it senses you're starving it'll start shutting off whatever it can to preserve energy, finally by dropping your metabolism to a point where the calories you are getting are what it needs to sustain itself. At this point you stop losing weight and drop the calories down even more.
If you go low carb for a few days and then spike up your carbs, the body doesn't realize that it's starving, so to say, and will keep your metabolism and body in balance. Timing is everything with this diet. Listen to what your body is telling you and feed it appropriately.