Guys , if I can share one piece of advice to y’all it would be ” Ya gotta eat”
Everyone has different goals in life and mine right now have changed for like the billionth time. I thought I wanted to cut and go into a deficit while still lifting big , but guess what??? That’s pretty freaking hard to do! I was “hangry” and it affected my lifts. So back to the drawing board and my conclusion is this ” big lifts need big food” I gotta eat!
I’ve altered my macros again
Focusing mostly on getting as much protein into me as I can. Hitting 279g is really freaking hard for someone who has a reduced sized stomach- I can only eat up to 4oz of meat at a time. I also cannot eat much more with that meat so I need to spread it out over the course of the day. I’m also chugging back about 3-4 shakes a day because if ya gotta drink water ya might as well put some protein in it! My fats are kept higher because eating eggs is important to me, I can knock back 3 eggs in a sitting so I need those fat grams. My carbs are sitting at 0.5g per lb of body weight.
My typical day of food goes something like this
2 cups coffee with Splenda and fat free creamer
Protein bar or protein bites
Shake with 2 scoops protein and water
8 ju jubes ( get that fast acting glucose to those muscles)
Eggs, salad, meat, cheese whatever makes up around 390 calories
Shake with 1 scoop protein water
Cheese, meat, apple, tangerine
Meat, veg , cottage cheese
Casein shake with 1 or scoops depending on where protein is sitting
Then I will macro cap for the balance of my fat and carb grams , could be anything but I don’t typically have carbs leftover at the end of the night.
So where is this getting me? Well I’m lifting hard and heavy
Today I was able to hit some good numbers and pull my pr deadlift of 250 after doing working sets
Squats are doing ok , work still needs to be done there
I’m loving Kris Gethin’s hardcore trainer and the accessory work is definitely helping me form muscle definition , all I can say is ” I love my traps”
There is no way I/me can build muscle in a deficit, some can but I know my body and I need to eat. Being a bariatric patient protein is the number 1 macro so it fits this lifestyle. Gaining weight is ok because there is a huge difference between “gaining weight and gaining fat” !!!! I’m all about the muscle weight gain!