Cutting pics and diet story
I accidently posted this in the journal thread, but think it may be more beneficial here...?
I've been reading this site for about 4 months now, but have never posted until now.
It seems like everyone loves a little story to help them be motivated regardless of their bodytype. So if this post motivates just one person, I'll be happy.
4 months ago I looked like a typical 25 year old. I had a skinny frame and a beer belly that was getting out of control. I ate takeaway 4-5 times a week, mcdonalds at least once a week.
I got involved in the gym after seeing the results of some friends hard work from work - who showed me this site. After getting over 'the fear' of going to a gym and being the noob in town, I was off. I weighed 11.5 stone and am 5'11.
On my first day I managed 3 pull-ups.
I started a "bulk" diet, which basically just meant I ate more chicken and whey protein. I had no plan or goal. Together with creatine, I hit 12.5 stone in 5 weeks. According to one of them body fat machines, I was 23.6% fat.
I didnt want to get big, I just wanted to get lean. So this is what I did to get from 23.6% fat to 9.9% in 3 months.
3 x Thermopure tablets
Mon 40 mins low intensity cardio (9.5kph)
Tues 40 mins cross trainer (optional day)
Wed 40 mins low intensity cardio (9.5kph)
Thurs 40 mins cross trainer (optional)
Fri 40-50 mins low intensity cardio (9.5kph)
breakfast Porridge: 30g oats + skimmed milk
3 egg whites + 1 egg yolk scrambled or recently 30g egg white powder
100g chicken breast
Mug green tea
25g whey protein powder in water
13.00 (1h30 lunch break)
Immediately post workout 40g whey protein powder + 5g l-glutamine in water
180g tuna, salmon or chicken breast
30g wholemeal pasta or basmati/brown rice
Mug green tea
150g lean red meat or 180g salmon steak
Large serving mixed vegetables
200g pineapple cottage cheese or 50g Bedtime Extreme
and that's it...
I done this mon-fri, and casually binged on the weekends. I.e. one/two takeaways and 6-8 pints of beer.
I took these photos two weeks ago.
I know there's alot of you who are ripped/cut a lot more, but I'm writing this to show any noobies such as myself! that it can be done and you dont have to put your life on hold to lose a few pounds. I now weigh 11 stone and just 2 pounds. I dropped from 34" waist to a 30".
I also now do 3 x 10 pull-ups as a warmup on bicep day :-D