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    powerlifterjay is offline Respected Member
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    All you experienced dieters out there...

    I have been dieting for 7 weeks now. I started at 16.5% bf at 248lbs pretty water bloated too! Anyhow after like 4 or so weeks i dropped to 239lbs and was 15% Bf and lost alot of water bloat in my face and other parts. Well now i am 231lbs and am high 12% BF range and have lost a bit more then when at 239lbs. But i feel like i should be even less. Or should I? I know you wanna lose it kinda slow, but i knwo guys that go around 12 to 15% bf in the off season and need 12 to 16 weeks to get ready for a show. If that were the case for me i would have only 5 to 8 weeks left.

    Now i am not in precontest mode. My shows are not until spring. But this is the first time for me doing a BB show. So i am experiminting with diet to see what works. I lost the most weight the first two weeks and from what i understand thats normal. I cannot get below 230lbs. I have been low 230's for 3 weeks now. I have been told "dont look at the scale"! Well i am not except once aweek. I said i am not precontest dieting but maybe i am? I mean according to everyone i speak with my carbs are too low. Or at least lower then theirs. I am nto a small person naturally, so i maintian my old 245lbs with less then 3000 calories a day. BUt here is a run down after 7 weeks of dieting that i think seems to work for me

    Now my daily diet is different , structered , and calculated to the very last gram. MOnday i eat 365g protein, and 225g of carbs, fat 40g or so.
    By Sat i am at 415g proteinl and 50g carbs. Fat same. I drop 25g a day of carbs through the week. Sunday i carb up. A typical mid week, day low carbs but not lowest looks like this:

    730 meal 1 After cardio and calves and abs (workout on empty stomach) Protein drink 22g p

    meal 2 8:45 2 chicken breasts (8oz) 35g p
    3 eggwhites, 1 whole 17g p
    1/4 c grits 30g c

    meal 3 11am 7 oz eye o round 45g p
    1/2 c rice 36g c

    meal 4 1:30 can tuna 33g p
    7 triskets 21g c
    protein drink 22g p

    preworkout 3:30 protein drink 22g protein
    oatmeal 26g carbs

    postworkout protein drink 66g p
    mixed with powerade 40gc

    meal 5 730 pm 9oz fish 45g p
    protein drink 22g p

    meal 6 can tuna 33g p
    protein drink 22g p

    Total day was 385g p, 153g carbs, fat around 40g.

    Anyway this a mid week day add carbs for the beggining, and drop some for the end. I am pretty far out so i am not in an emergency mode! But the one thing that has me the slightest bit nervous is getting down to where i need to be. And of course i do not have a clue of what that will be. I was thinking betweem 210 and 198. I dont care really as long as i am shredded!!

    For those that dont knwo me hearing me say this isnt normal. I am into size and strength!! I have several state and National bench titles and am sidelined with an injury so that is why i am trying this. My stats are
    28yrs old male
    height 5'9 inches
    weight 231lbs
    Bf high 12%
    arms 19" cold
    chest 51
    legs was 30 now mid 29's"!!
    waist measure with tape at 35inches
    calves 18 inches

    Progress is good, great actually! I can see all my abs and obliques. Just have pocket in the lower area, and sides. Barely any fat below waist. My legs have splits and striations. I also noticed from a video that i need to lose it in my side chest. Anyway sorry for the long book but i wanna get feedback from ya'll who have done some serious dieting.

    One more thing i do cardio, abs, n calves MON, WED, Fri, in the morning. I hit the weights MON Tues, Thurs, Fri in late afternoon. Cardio is about 30 minutes long. Thanks!

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    Luke530 is offline Junior Member
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    Jun 2002
    IMO, just give it time... if you are seeing changes... stay with in... if not... bump cardio up and/or drop calories... if cahnges in bf% are occuring, then leave everything like it is.

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