GayBtm83 saidOk guys...so to lose weight and lean out while also building muscle I am doing a high protein low carb diet, tons of cardio and lots of weight training, legs, chest, arms, back, core. Is this diet a good idea. Is starving yourself right or is the 6 small meals better than not eating or eating very little? Do guys with 6 packs starve themselves or eat regularly? Alcohol & sugar is so fattening!
yes dump the alcohol and sugar! For bulking I eat four to five medium to large meals per day...all clean food 90% of the time. By clean food I mean: chicken breats, brown rice, wheat pasta, lean steak, oatmeal made with milk, wheat pancakes, cream of wheat, eggs, grits, plus fruits, veggies, salads, almonds, etc. Many guys will stuff anything in their bodies they can during bulking but in my experience this is a generally useless undertaking since you wind up wiht more fat you have to cut for the relatively little muscle gain it buys you.
For cutting I eat every three hours, smaller meals: oatmeal made with water, egg whties plus one egg, chicken breast, fish, brown rice, sweet potato.
Nothing is fried, it is all grilled or baked, and no sigar is topped on the oatmeal or sweet potato during cutting (cinnamon instead), and I usually soak the chicken breasts in Teriyaki marinade.
Do NOT starve yourself; this actually slows your metbaolism down. Eat more throughout the day and it wil increase your metbolism. I only do the cutting diet pre contest. It is dull, requires a great deal of discipline even with the occasional cheat day in there, and isn't the most healthy thing to do long term.
Do I still ahve dessert? Yes, but not constantly and not huge ones. I will often go get a desssert shot or two at Logan's or Olive Garden (they are the only places I've foudn that have them) or I will ahve a slice of cheese cake. Ditto that for the cheeseburger and fried chicken. Once in while is fine. Weekly or more = not fine. It's all about moderation. I don't drink at all, but that's me.