Monday, February 17, 2014

Diet Update, Back on track!

Diet has been running something like 6 weeks now, average bodyweight is down about 5-1/2 to 6-1/2lbs from the start. For the next week I'm going to be having a break from the diet, eating maintenance calories.

Current running average is 189.5lbs. 

morning weight on this day was 188.4lbs.
data from Libra

Quick run-down of the diet of the last 6-weeks (which I really simplified this time around), in bullet-point format;
  • 2500kcals daily 
  • Zero Cardio
  • Zero Food Weighing
  • No strict Macro requirements except for protein, around 1g/lb LBM
  • 1 refeed day per week, around 500-600g Carbs
  • Still eating according to BioRhythm principles
This has been simple and effective, as evidenced in the weight trend line above. Moral of the story here is not to let fat-loss dieting be an excuse to develop OCD-type behavior. Trust me, I've fell victim to this in the past. Its no fun and can be a bitch of a habit to break. Glad I'm finally over that hurdle. 

Training is also going very well despite the fat-loss diet. Currently Pushing for 5RM PRs in the Squat and Press. But I'll make a separate post to go over training details.