Originally Posted by Bob's your Information Minister
I started hitting the weights over a year ago. That's what worries me.
Man the V-Diet was tailor made for you. Give it a try.
I'm pretty happy with my current diet. It is basically this everyday:
5:45 in the morning - Whey Protein shake with Water (green magnitude and white flood supplements as well)
6:15-7:30 - Hit the Weights
8:00 - 1 cup oats w/ 1.5 cups skim milk, 1 scoop whey, 1-2 tbsp Flax seeds, 1 tbsp PB, 1 banana - stirred all together
11:00 - 3 hard boiled eggs, 1 banana w/ 1 tbsp PB
1:00 - Chicken breast on a salad or sandwich, yogurt, 1 banana, some carrots
4:30 - Power Shake - Oats, Milk, Yogurt, Whey Protein, Flax Seeds, PB and fruit all blended together (About 40 g Protein, 45 g Carbs and 10 g Fat per serving)
6:30-7:00 - HIIT for 20-30 minutes on my elliptical
7:30-8:00 - Lean cut of meat (usually a chicken breast), green salad, sweet potatoes, and more green vegetables depending on what I feel like
11:00-11:30 - 1 c. Cottage cheese and handful of almonds, or 3 eggs and handful of almonds
12:00 - bed
My maintenance caloric intake is roughly 3500 calories, so I actually shoot for 4000 as I'm trying to bulk at the moment (I know I should cut out the cardio, but I'm too addicted to working out...). I'm currently experimenting with the zigzag diet where my weekly caloric intake is roughly 28,000 calories, but some days I'll have only 2000-2500 whereas some days I'll have over 5,000. It is supposed to help you build muscle and lose fat, which is a really difficult thing to do. It is easy to adjust my daily diet up or down since I have a pretty good base diet. Regardless, when I get to about 230, I'll start a slow cut diet to lose the fat and maintain muscle (aiming at losing only 0.5-1 lb a week while still lifting a lot). I'll keep this bulking and cutting cycle until I get to my goal. I don't care if it takes 2 years, I'll get there.