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Michael D Jones 01-22-2012 07:23 PM

Fat loss phase - critique please
I'm 5'11 & 86kg. About 16% bf. Train heavy lifts and plyometrics. I need to get down to about 12 or 13% for volleyball season starting in a month. Here's the plan.

Lose 1lb a week
Calories at 2200 per day
Lowish carb - 100 to 150g a day (seems to suit me)
Protein 130 - 150g a day
Higher carbs pre volleyball (a must)
2 cheat meals a week.

What do people think? My cals about right? I used to be obese and have lost about 40kg over the years. Proud of where I am, just want to finish this.

Steven Low 01-23-2012 01:49 PM

Sounds fine... try it out

Michael Korczowski 03-13-2012 01:28 PM

If this were me, I'd be super careful about cheat meals. In my personal experience, I was never overweight, but I found that once I cut out my 1-2x/week cheat meals, my leanness and performance in the gym went through the roof.

It might be a cool motivational opportunity (having a real clear, solid goal ahead of you) to make your food intake completely, 100% purposeful. See if you can replace the cheat meals with some other activity that will give you a similar little shot of reward hormones but also helps you along your path*(think massage, sex, etc.)

Also you haven't said anything about where you're getting your macronutrients from. If you haven't already, you'll want to make sure absolutey none of your food is pro-inflammatory (i.e. grains/especially wheat, legumes/especially soy, dairy, sugar, and ddddefinitely avoid vegetable oils).

Also, you haven't mentioned lifestyle factors. Getting as much bare-skin sun exposure as possible + stress reduction + tons of sleep will likely be helpful.

Also want to offer my salute for your work so far, getting rid of 40 excess kg is bad ass

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