Originally Posted by Pennglock
You realize that pursuing 10% bodyfat is probably going to destroy your rowing performance, right?
Generally I'd agree. Trying to strip while maintaining power is tough.
I'd also say just get rid of processed grains - no bread, no sugar - no starches either. That will probably be enough right there. Go ahead and eat whatever else you want if you are training, hell, I'd probably even not worry about lean meats so much since fat in the diet will be helpful to keep you full and energized.
If you can't afford grass fed meat, then take fish oil to up your Omega 3 fat intake. Creatine is probably the only other supplement that is worth anything and should help with recovery a bit.
And, honestly, go get either a DEXA scan or a tank dunk to see your body composition in real numbers. All the other methods are just approximations and are really far too subjective. Neither is that expensive, and when you get one again in 8 months, you will have actual numbers to work with.