Originally Posted by gettoasty
I do not recover that well post-workout and get a lot of DOMS (is this right?)
Protein would help with the recovery and also help me meet my macros.
The calorie portion I think I am meeting the bare minimum of 2k +/- for my weight.
I probably only started eating more 6+ months ago till today. Will just continue until I do not fit all
my clothes lol
I knew this was bound to happen. Congrats!
My last recorded lifts for rep:
I cannot keep that consistent though so I don't count that T_T. My weeks fluctuate, which is probably due to my poor diet and/or recovery.
So you aren't consistent and your diet has been poor.. and if either of those are indicators of your intensity in the gym, I'm guessing you're lacking in that area too.
You want to know why you think your recovery is bad? You don't eat enough.
Eat more. Doesn't have to be dairy. The only dairy in my diet is a few cups of greek yogurt (which I could easily take out).
As KC pointed out, peanut butter.
Meat, fish, eggs, olive oil, nuts, jesus christ.. food.
Honestly, log 3k calories (food all weighed out) a day WITH proper macros for a 8 weeks and tell me your lifts don't go up.
You sound like eat like how my gf used to eat. Not enough calories, and macros all over the fucking place. And a bunch of cardio to boot. Result, she used to be skinny but soft and doughy like you've described yourself and she wasn't happy with it.
She started eating right and lifting and now she's lean and mean.
You should start doing to same if you want to get anywhere.. otherwise, just quit and stop wasting your time/energy. There are no shortcuts or secret ways to getting to the body you want. It takes proper nutrition, training, and dedication.