- Oct 27, 2004
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diet....just the usual changes that most make once they get serious. first I started tracking my calories really diligently via myfitnesspal. I started eating about 1800/day. (my maintenance is around 2200) with around 150g protein daily. Replaced the bulk of what i was actually eating with whole foods, cut out most processed foods. I avoided nonsense like "cheat days", meaning, if I wanted a burger or pizza or ice cream or pastries, I ate it. I don't believe in food avoidance, just being smart about when/what you're eating since restrictive diets are always going to lead to failure in the long run. but i tracked it, and if I knew I was going to have a day where I ate something highly caloric without nutritional value, I would balance that by making sure my other meal that day was something like grilled chicken where it was low calorie and high protein. I never got obsessive about tracking macros, just focused on calories/protein, and I think that if you do so you'll end up fitting the other macros just by defaultGet Smart - you look amazing great progress! How'd you refine your diet, if at all?
It also helps to have in mind what kind of fast food would fit into your eating plan. so when you have those days when you dont have time, or just the cravings, you have your go to fast food that isnt too bad for your calorie/protein goals. Chick fil a grilled club & grilled nuggets, El Pollo Loco chicken breast, Habit chicken club, etc were things I would get if I needed fast food.
a big part of what helped me was binging on the youtube videos by Athlean-X (Jeff Caviliere). There's a reason he is considered the #1 fitness guy with 8.5 million subs (when I started watching he "only" had about 5 million, so in 2 years he's almost doubled his viewership). His fitness and dietary advice was the biggest piece of the fitness puzzle for me, and the rest just fell into place.