Back to Back RFL Category 1 runs
Starting today, I am embarking on a journey to test my true grit and determination in the face of extreme low carbs and fat. Why? Because I'm a vain SOB and I really want to bring my cuts in as much as possible before my trip to Holland in just under a month. I'd throw this in my main log, but I know a lot of people search the forums for actual results from these kind of endeavors, and this title would much more likely result in people finding what they are looking for than my main log's title.
So here's the plan:
Diet: 1300 calories/day with 260g protein, ~20g carbs and ~20g fat.
Meals: Trying to be as boring as possible here to keep myself from slipping up. I have safely purged my house of all foods I know my body will crave, which should keep me honest. It's one thing to grab a bagel in desperation when you are feeling run down, but it's entirely more difficult to go all the way to the store to buy something you know isn't on your diet. By the time I would get there, I would most certainly have a change of heart.
Essentially, I'll be following the exact same meal pattern every single day.
Meal 1: 2 cups liquid egg whites with diced onions. 6 fish oil caps, 2 vitamin d caps and a multivitamin
Meal 2: 16 Oz boneless, skinless chicken (weighed uncooked) with vegetable soup (zucchini, red onion, peppers).
Meal 3: Same as meal 2
Meal 4: 2 cups Carbmaster vanilla yogurt and 1 scoop of whey. Might throw in some Walden farms chocolate syrup for taste.
Training: Going to perform some full body depletion work at the beginning of each cycle as per recommendation in the book. It will be similar to UD2 but with reduce volume (4x15 instead of 6x15, specifically).
I will attempt to burn ~600 calories through increased activity in the form of fast/incline walking every day. I'm hoping this will offset some of the metabolic slowdown and drop in NEAT I will no doubt experience.
EC stack at 7am, again at 11am, and again at 3pm.
Fiber if needed (eating a bunch of vegetables so I don't think this will be an issue)
Aforementioned fish oil, vitamin d, and multivitamin
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 173.6 lbs
Before picture (flexed):
The first cycle will end on July 21st as I will be taking a weekend trip to Chicago. Luckily, this coincides with the 3 day refeed recommended at the end of an RFL run. I'll try my best to stick to the refeed macros, but I'm not going to stress if something is off. The second cycle will begin July 24th and end August 5.
I will try to keep this log updated daily. The diet and workout regimine will be rather boring, but I'm sure people will be interested to see the weight dropped as well as my general thoughts and feelings as I journey down the low calorie hell hole once again. I may consider posting weekly progress pictures if I feel there is a significant visual difference. Stay tuned.