Whilst I am generally happy with my body I probably could lose another 10kg or so of fat to be really really happy. Hasnt been a priority for me though in the last year – losing the first 20kg was – as I felt that weight loss would interfere with my training which was very heavily focused on heavy weights. When I started lifting I very soon realised that at 1600cal/day my squat simply did not improve….
Anyway, given my current training focus (which is mainly to improve VO2max), I am thinking it might be a good opportunity to sneak some weight-loss in whilst I am going light on the heavy weights. So lets see whether the 5kg are achievable.
- Eat 1600 cal per day PLUS some (but not full) compensation for exercises done; the plan is to replace about half the calories that MND thinks a particular training session takes, and adjust it upwards or downwards depending on hunger and/or training performance
- Target a macronutrient ratio of 30% fat, 20-30% carbs (again lets see how this goes – 20% might be a bit low), and the remainder in protein (ie slightly below Zone, with the view to not lose too much muscle in the process…)
- Cut out high GI foods – no sugar, no refined grains, and also rather vegetable than fruit (broccoli is your friend) and eat on the Paleo* side
I’ll report how it goes…
*Recent blog entry on Paleo – I like his blog design by the way. Felt like home so to speak