A little update on what I’m doing with my diet. I kind of made one last push at the whole bodybuilding thing last fall. I got up to an all-time high weight of 301lbs before a vacation over Thanskgiving. I’m sure I was up at least a few more lbs while I was on vacation too.
After the vacation I kind of decided I just wasn’t enjoying being that size anymore. It’s too uncomfortable, too unhealthy, and I just have too many other things going on in my life for me to have the “want” to be that size…so I went on a downsize kick.
My lowest weight was 253lbs in mid-June (after a nose surgery I had that finally fixed some old nasal/orbital fractures so I can actually breath again).
Right now I’m sitting in the 265-270lb morning weight range.
The hardest part about getting older in this sport for me has been the f’n metabolism drop. I never had a great metabolism, but it was far better than it is now. I NEVER had an issue with appetite, and even at my largest, I’ve always eaten very clean (chicken and rice) and never really even got to eat as much as I wanted to eat in the offseason.
Working with clients I’m always interested when I hear clients complain about eating, or how it’s hard to get food down….because for me…even while growing, I never got to eat as much as my appetite asked for. And I never got to eat “junk” food or not weigh out my portions.
Anyway…here’s my current diet.
My current goals are to be as healthy as I can at this size, look somewhat lean on the boat while there’s still summer left, and not binge on sushi too frequently.
I eat this exact diet more-or-less every day. My life is like the movie groundhog day, so it’s just process of routine.
Meal 1: 6oz chicken, 1/2 cup rice, veggies, guacamole
Meal 2: 6oz chicken, veggies, guacamole
Meal 3: 6oz chicken, veggies, guacamole
Meal 4: 1 cup oatmeal w/ almond milk, 1.5 scoops protein powder
Meal 5: 6oz chicken, 1 cup rice, guacamole
Meal 6: 4-5 eggs or 6oz chicken with guacamole
The guacamole is measured out to be 10g of fat.
So my base macros (not counting incidentals from the veggies) is roughly:
Meal 1: 50g protein, 25g carbs, 10g fat
Meal 2: 50g protein, 10g fat
Meal 3: 50g protein, 10g fat
Meal 4: 40g protein, 60g carbs
Meal 5: 50g protein, 50g carbs, 10g fat
Meal 6: 30-50g protein, 10-20g fat
I was using an intra shake with 25g carbs and 5g EAAs up until about a month ago, but my weight was climbing up into the mid 270s and the easiest way to cut more calories for me was to drop that shake.