rowerboy saidwell heres my workout schedules:
6 times a week cardio for 45 minutes before everyworkout.
6 times a week weights, alternating upper and lower body, with abs every day
twice a week 1500 meter swims
i walk everywhere, except for a few times a week taking the bus
for working out, ive been going religiously for the past 2 months and have never felt happier emotionally and physically so i refuse to cut back on it, but feel ill have to up my eating to keep the balance
breakfast is oatmeal almost every morning (maybe ill cut out the sugar), fruit, and the occasional coffee (with skim milk)
lunch is usually the proteins id have in a sandwich but instead of bread i put it with spinach leaves, vegetables
sumthin like popcorn or a granola bar just to eat during classes or onmy way to work
fish or chicken with salad and vegetables
fruit later in the evening
i know i probably dont eat enough but eating really is like an inconvenience to me since im pretty busy and am usually on the go, suggestions would help! and in terms of supplements or protein stuff, ill take suggestions but dont put me on anything ill regret when i dont want to take it anymore.
please dont be too harsh, lol
that's a lot of cardio.
your diet is great. you should add protein to your breakfast.
maybe a low sugar protein bar in place of granola or popcorn for afternoon snack.
you could replace the fruit in the evening with another protein with a little good fat added.
you need some good fats to lose bodyfat.
you could use an olive or canola oil based salad dressing on your dinner salad.
You may not be consuming enough calories or protein to support lean muscle mass. Muscle mass increases your metabolism.
All the cardio you're doing may be burning off some of your muscle mass.
I was doing the same thing about 15 years ago. I was working my ass off and eating small portions of grilled chicken & veggies/salads. My muscles weren't growing and my waist wasn't getting tight. i went to a great trainer. He quickly determined I wasn't eating enough calories or protein or healthy fats and i was overworking myself. dietary changes and an easier workout schedule did the trick. in a few weeks I went down from 18%bf to 8%bf and added a few pounds of muscle in the process.