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Muscle memory and the correct diet

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Lew86
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2015/01/06 18:56:07 (permalink)
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Muscle memory and the correct diet

So.. Just back into training after a lay off due to injury.

It's evident from my 'before' pics that I look like a bag of cr@p. I've lost muscle and gained a bit of bodyfat around the waist.

As I've eaten terribly and not trained for a while, I've gone in with the logic that if I eat clean, proper food, not counting macros or cals and train hard, I should see some improvement. Once I'm back to my old physique I can then count the cals and lean up in a few months

my long term goal is to look good for the end of May, short term is to get gone of the gut and get my muscle memory working to get my shape back.

Would you say that's the best way to go about it? I feel I'm damned if I eat low carb, high protein as I feel I won't gain size, and I also feel damned if I was to smash a load of cals whilst trying to gain muscle

Anyone have any suggestions?
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    The_Lone_Wolf
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    Re: Muscle memory and the correct diet 2015/01/07 09:44:05 (permalink)
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    I would just look to eat a nice balanced diet and try to keep it somewhat clean and junk free. An 80 /20 rule is always good, you don't want to start out too strict.
     
    Focus on good eating and training and results will come. Keep carbs in to start with and see how you feel, then over time you can adjust intake as required. 

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    Lew86
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    Re: Muscle memory and the correct diet 2015/01/07 17:03:43 (permalink)
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    Thanks Lonewolf. I'm just trying to stay consistent at the moment. Despite being very weak and not being in the best shape, I'm actually feeling pretty good in the knowledge that I'll get there and eating a much better diet has made me more energetic.

    I reckon come March time I'll start tracking the macros, but at the moment I'm channeling my thoughts on gaining strength and eating the good stuff!
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    Re: Muscle memory and the correct diet 2015/01/08 08:28:51 (permalink)
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    Sounds good to be buddy, as you say the crucial point at this stage is being consistent. The results will come and then you can dial it in a bit more and really push on.

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    Re: Muscle memory and the correct diet 2015/01/16 16:06:42 (permalink)
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    Nice balanced diet and train hard mate. Give yourself a good couple of months to get back into it, stay consistent.
     
    Worry about macros etc later
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    Re: Muscle memory and the correct diet 2015/01/22 09:17:40 (permalink)
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    Agree with the above.  Eat god food, regularly over 5-6 meals per day.
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