I've been working out and dieting for about 3 weeks now. Here's a basic overview of what I've been doing.
Right now I'm about 225 lbs and 6'2" in height.
I've been on a 1000-1500 calorie diet. Mostly coming from fruit, vegies, pasta, suppliments and meat. I eat about 6 times a day.
7am- whey protein shake w/ milk (nonfat 10 oz)
9am-whole grain cerial with banana
11am- apple and banana
12:30pm- 6" tuna subway sandwich
6:30pm- chicken/steak with mixed vegies
9:00pm- whey protein w/ milk (nonfat 10 oz)
All I drink is water now. (beside nonfat milk in cerial and whey)
That would be a typical day as far as food.
The Suppliments I'm taking at the moment are:
Hidroxycut (caffine free)
I'm on a 2 on 1 off workout shedule. Working chest/shoulders/abs on day 1 and arms/legs/back on day 2.
I run for about 10-15 mins 4 days a week on a treadmill.
Is this a good approach? I'm trying to reach a goal of single digit body fat. If I were to guess, I would say I'm around 20-25% body fat right now. I was planning on taking this approach for about 8 weeks and then take a 4 week break from the suppliments. (with the exception of the multi vitamin)
Also....about rest. I'm on a rest day today, but I feel really good and was thinking about working out anyways. Is that a good or bad idea when I feel good like this?
I have seen a dramatic loss in fatty areas so far, but when does the dreaded platue show up typically? And if I do hit a platue, what can I do about it?
Am I missing anything suppliment wise?
Can't think of any other questions at the moment, but I will post again if I think of any. Thanks for the help.