Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

cbcn's Achievements


Newbie (1/14)



  1. Hey guys. I've been reading some of the posts in this thread. Good advice and lots of knowledge. I've been trying to drop body fat in every possible way since December 2013, but nothing have worked so far. I've tried (but not simultaneously) all of this: -Intermittent Fasting (16h fast - 8 h feed) -Low fat/high carb (little to no grains or flours, mostly beans and sweet potatoes for starches and fresh fruits and veggies either in salads or smoothies) -Dr. McDougall's starch solution -Dr. Graham 80/10/10 Nothing has really worked so far. My main fat accumulation is around the waist. I'm half endo/mesomorph. As for training, I've been having my workouts done by a vegan PT in order to burn fat as a main goal, but again, no noticeable results (December 2013 to February 2014 was the most 'dramatic' change but after that, my body fat has been resistant). We've tried several reps/series combinations, heavy weights and light weights, etc. My stats are: Male, 42 years. Height: 5'10" (1,80 meters) Weight: 175 pounds (83 Kilos) Bodyfat: around 18-20% (not measured, just an approximate) What do you guys think I should do? My current meal plan is (typically): Breakfast: 1 cup of green smoothie (see dinner) and either 1 cup of uncooked oats soaked overnight with water and 1 cup of almond or soy milk OR fruit (2-4 bananas, or 2 cups of cantaloupe, or a few peaches, or watermelon). I try to have oats on lifting days and fruit on off (cardio) days. Lunch: 1,5 cups of raw or steamed broccoli with 1 cup of some kind of beans or tofu. Snack (pre workout): 5-6 dates or a green apple or 20 almonds Dinner (post workout): green smoothie with 1,5 cups of broccoli, 2 cups of romaine, 1 banana or 3 pineapple slices, 1 cup of almond or soy milk, (a tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder if using bananas) and 2 cups of water (makes about 50 oz. or 1,5 liters of smoothie, of which I have only 32 ounces or 0,8 liters) Total calories (according to my fitness pal): around 1800-2000 Water: about 0.8 gallons or 3 liters My current workout plan: x4 days 4-6 excercises per muscle group (25 reps for chest, legs and back and 15 reps for bis, tris and shoulders) plus 40 mins slow steady cardio at the end x 1 day: 1 hour long run (about 10 kilometers) 2 days off. What do you guys think I should change? What do you think of macros? Am I overtraining? Thanks in advance for you input! I really appreciate your thought since I don't really know what to do to progress!
  • Create New...