Hi guys. Looks the goods here so I'm looking to stick around! A lot committed peeps.
I have a question. Now I would have done a search (I'm a moderator on another forum), but when something like 'diet' is spoken about it can be rather individualistic in nature (what works for you might not work for me etc).
Basically my situation is as follows:
I've been getting into weights for the last 5 weeks big time. Spreading it out (doing biceps, tri's, side delts on one day, then chest and back the next, rest 1 day, doing shoulders more and legs, rest 1 day, then going back and doing it again.)
Now as a result I've noticably gotten bigger in my arms, shoulders, back and chest etc and I've put on 5-6kg's in that time.
Eating wise here I am:
6:45am I wake up: WPI shake with flaxseed.
9:45 - 10am: I grab sushi w. salmon or tofu
12:30 - 1pm: Have a footlong roasted chicken sub on multigrain with some salad, capsicum, bit of cheese.
4:30pm: WPI shake w. 3 weat bix and flaxseed (20g of carb in 2 weat bix)
Now straight after my workout I'm eating pasta's, salad's, white bread, chicken, vegetables, white rice and of course a WPI shake that I smash down before all this.
Before I go to bed I have another WPI shake, but I add a teaspoon of peanut butter in there to try and slow the release while I sleep.
Here is my main issue though...
When I straight load with a lot of carbs after I train it seems that I bloat up eventually. I was trialing having protein only after I worked out and that reduced bloating over a couple of days.
The only reason I'm whinging is because I have the stupid midsection problem some guys have (lower back fat, some love handles and a little bit of a tummy. the lower back fat is my main pet hate though). This area just goes crazy it seems (belt got a little bit tighter, but nothing drastic).
Is this just a part of the muscle building process that I'd encounter at the start of training with this diet and should I keep going with it?
Or should I alter my diet and go back to protein only after I train? I have realised I'm training in the afternoon and that it seems carbs are bad at night, or so I keep hearing...
Sorry about the length guys, just want to be sure that I cover all angles. I have the heart to train and work through the pain (the pain is what I love actually), just need to be sure I'm feeding my body the right things at the right times and in the right amounts.
Thanks guys ;)