So I'm 3 weeks away. Still working out and still weighing aprox 230-235. I want to cut down to 220> and this will be my plan.
July 20th - 2-3 gallons of water
July 21st - 2-3 gallons of water
July 22nd - 2-3 gallons of water
July 23rd - 0.5 gallons of water ( 1 liter ) - cut off at 2pm
July 24th - Nothing until after the weigh ins ( time is 9am - 6pm so I can judge it this day )
ASAP start getting my fluids back in and eating every 2hrs
July 25th - LIFT
Currently I am still lifting and drinking 1-1.5 gallons of water. Taking in only 50g - 100g of carbs and keeping this to after my workouts or on NON-workout days it is only fruit.
Protein / Fat and Fiber is still kept normal. ( example of a meal: 1 chicken breast , 1 sirloin steak and 1.5 cups of green and yellow beans )
I will cut my training out on the 17th , but continue to do cardio.
Since I don't need to worry about what I look like I wont be doing a sodium/carb load/deplete - Just keep it to water and the minimal intake of carbs. I have lost 5lbs already in 5 days just by taking in minimal carbs. This will all be gained back on the Friday before the lift and I hope to be sitting somewhere around 235 the day of.