I am on a high protein lowish carb diet to build muscle and lose fat . When should I eat my few carbs?
Basically I am on a high protein low carb diet to lose fat and build some muscle at the same time before I go to university.
Please don’t say its not possible to do both at the same time because that’s exactly what I have done for the last 6 weeks.
I am generally eating a high protein low carb diet. I eat about 5-6 meals a day with my main starchy carbs(usually a good portion of noodles) coming in once a day.
At the gym I do a weights session for about 1.5 hours focusing on 2 different muscle groups each workout day a week followed by a 5k run as fast as I can (USUALLY ABOUT 25- 30 MINS fairly intense running)
My diet is generally as follows.
Wake up- high protein low carb whey protein shake
+ 3 hours (main meal – high protein and HIGH carbs) 2 chicken breasts or steak with a good portion of noodles
+ 3 hours (just before I leave to gym) high protein low carb Whey protein shake
—GYM——- WEIGHTS SESSION FOLLOWED BY CARDIO (5K RUN)
+ 3 hours (BACK FROM GYM) Chicken, turkey, fish or steak with a small portion of rice
+ 3 hours High protein low carb whey protein shake or some form of animal protein with homous and with a glass of skimmed milk
1.Is this an ideal diet for building muscle and losing fat at the same time because it is working so far but I want to know if there are any improvements to be made.
2. I eat one main meal which is high protein and high carbs (chicken and noodles usually) once a day usually 3 hours before I go to the gym. I eat them at this time so the high carbs diet can fuel my workout and 5k run and so that I eat my big meal early in the day so I have time to burn it off and use the calories in it. Is this a good time to eat my main meal ( a few hours before gym) or should it be after the gym or WHEN!!!!!????
Any suggestions help anything at all much appreciated!
just to clarify to the guy who answered..
I workout 5 times a week…
one chest day,
one biceps and back day,
one shoulders and triceps day
one leg and abs day.. then start over… 5k run after all workouts…
the workouts are intense im doing weights for 1.5 hours and completely work each muscle group to failure each time.
I include compound excercises..
i do all excercises 4 x 10…
bench press 60 kgs,
squats 80 kgs,
dumbell press 30kgs each hand, just an example.. i usually do 4 – 6 excercises per muscle group.. al 4 x 10
and it is a low carb diet.. when i say rice its less than half a cup of rice and homous, im talking 2 spoons of it… my main carbs come from my main meal which is usually chicken and noodles.. give me a break im a 6’4 95kg guy im not going to drink green tea and eat celery all day if im workout out for 2.5 hours 5 times a week. You did not answer any of my questions as well
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