First of all, thanks to everyone for the great posts on the board. I've used this board (along with another) to get back to where I was (weight/fitness) pre-college. Over the last year, I've dropped 76lbs of fat going from a size 42 waist down to a 32. I'm VERY happy, but not completely satisfied. I know I can continue to loose a little remaining fat in the gut, buttocks, lowering my BF% to a more healthy level. Problem is, I'm confused with all of the varying opinions on diet and only recently started looking at products like WHEY, etc as well as being concerned with Glycogen (which is still cloudy, but I'm trying to understand). I'll post my diet/workout detail and appreciate any suggestions, whatever they may be.
FYI: M-F=diet below, Sa/Su=free meal once each day//Tu-Th+Su=workout below, M+F/Sa = no workouts.
0600 - Wake
0610 - 1000mg GNC Pro CLA cap + (2) Lean System 7 caps (7-keto)
0620 - 1 slice light wheat toast + 1 tbsp reduced fat natural peanut butter + 1 tsp organic raspberry preserve + 1 cup fat free organic milk
<0730> AT WORK
0930 - (1) slice light wheat toast with 1 tbsp reduced fat natural peanut butter + 1 tsp organic raspberry preserve
1200 - 6in Subway turkey breast on wheat w/lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, olives, 1 tbsp fat free honey mustard + 1 6oz bag baked Lays + (either) 1 12oz diet cola (OR) 12oz diet lemon Nestea + (1) Lean System 7 cap (7-keto)
1530 - 1.5oz blanched almonds + 1 banana
<1600> OFF WORK
1700 - 30 minutes weights + 15-30 minutes moderate cardio (elliptical, treadmill, outdoor jog)
1815 - 1000mg GNC Pro CLA cap + (1) Lean System 7 cap (7-keto) + (either) (2) 97% fat free kosher beef franks on (1) light wheat bun (one frank per half bun) with 2 oz fat free mozzarella cheese + 1 tsp honey mustard and 1 tsp organic ketchup (OR) 1 Lean Cuisine veggie pizza
2000 - 1.5cups Special K Vanilla Almond cereal and 1cup fat free organic milk
2230 - (2) GNC Mega Men multi-vitamins
[repeat cycle four out of seven days, three days off]
A few notes: I've been reading up on interval training and am interested in possibly working that into my workout. I also recently purchased vanilla Myoplex Lite and made one shake that nearly made me nauseous. Not sure why, but open to suggestions there as well. Summer classes are starting on May 7, so I'm going to be pressed to add a fifth day to my workout (my original plan). Regarding my workout, I use a HRM and during cardio get into the 150-160 range, although while jogging outdoors have made it to 179bpm. With summer rains on the way, I won't be spending as much time jogging outdoors. I've pretty much been doing my weights routine almost every day of workouts (pre-cardio) since I had heard this was best for fat loss, something about Glycogen again. I'm also confused about the pre/post workout meal, there seems to be conflicting scientific evidence on both sides of that issue. Lastly, I am on the road every day, for the majority of my day, spending only a few hours early morning and late afternoon in my office. This makes eating lunch in a restaurant almost a necessity, which is why I chose Subway.