I started cutting Tuesday after I gained some weight post-surgery. MFP goal is -500 calories but i'm trying to overachieve undershoot that by 200.
Trying to reduce my IF window to 20/4 (eating from 6-10) and it's working out. The warrior diet protocol allows you to eat fruit, veggies, and yogurt during your "fasting" phase so I'm just eating apples, bananas, pears and greek yogurt when i'd normally be eating lunch/afternoon snack. It's a little difficult but I think I"m chugging along. The nice thing about it is that if i'm really in the mood for something I can eat it during dinner and not feel guilty (which helps, as I'm learning to bake)
My workouts just consist of pull-ups, push ups and a bit of arm workout. Any more and my shoulder hurts, feels bad man. Leg curls, ham curls, presses for my left leg and physical therapy for my right leg. Cardio consists of brisk ellipticaling just to get a sweat and get my heart pumping. It's all far from ideal but I'm just sick of not fitting into my clothes so if i get a bit of muscle atrophy i'm not going to sweat it too hard.
I'm in that gross depleted state of cutting already where my muscles are under-inflated but I've still got some fat on me. But then I think about how much fun it is to be ripped and it reminds me how worth it is.
I'm also gonna start playing with cheat days/carb resets.
Any thoughts from the RHET peanut gallery. Keep in mind I'm recovering from ACL surgery and have a SLAP tear in my left shoulder that makes weighted upper body workouts incredibly difficult.
Edited by GraphicNovelty - 2/6/15 at 6:34am