11
Sep

Keeping Track

Written by Buff Gyal. Posted in General Info

Like I said before, I am going to be using the calorie counter online program that I constantly talk about and have listed under my useful links section on the Love My Muscles website. This is just screenshots of the Analysis page, which gives a break down of the grams of each macro nutrient you have consumed for the day. Along with telling you if you’ve exceeded, are below or at a good level of consumption based on the amount of calories you’ve selected to consume in a day. Also, it provides you a grade scale, where you know how much percentage of each; fat, protein and carbs, along with other nutrients or substances, you’ve consumed for the day.



Ignore the 6 nutrient part :). I don’t count my vitamins. If you see this on your own, it’s because you didn’t include a vitamin supplement in the counting of your calories, so they will deem it as missing, obviously. Remember, we’re more using this program for our proteins, carbs and fats. Other stuff, is just them trying to help us out but not necessary to include in the counter.

As you can see on the Analysis; I had about 1.5 grams of carbs per pound of body weight, about 1 to 1.2 grams of protein per pound of body weight and only 55 grams of fat. I am trying my best to keep the fats below 60 grams and thus far I have succeeded. The supplements; weight gainer and protein supplement, is making it very easy to reach my protein intake for the day very quickly also. If all goes well, maybe I’d incorporate IIFYM into my diet and see how well it works as my macros are being met very quickly throughout the day.

The only downside of this, is I am going to be hungry more than normal. The good thing though, I am going to separate my meals into 5 to 7 meals for the day, and no longer follow the IF (intermittent fasting) eating protocol anymore.

11
Sep

Dinner/Lunch

Written by Buff Gyal. Posted in Diet, General Info

Had this for lunch today. Roast chicken breast, with corn and brown rice; 1 cup of cooked brown rice. Made enough rice to last me probably the whole week. This is the type of dinner/lunch meals you should be consuming while attempting this diet. We want everything to be optimum and leave nothing to chance!

11
Sep

Diet begins

Written by Buff Gyal. Posted in General Info

Unlike the official Love My Muscles website, this My Journey blog is going to have more updates, as it will provide a detail visual and readable option to newcomers to utilize the maintenance calories diet, while lifting and doing cardio. Generally, that’s how a lot of beginners get to have a 6 pack, toned body, and etc. when they now start off.

I am not going to be doing any cardio what so ever, I do a lot of walking as it is without any stand still machine like the elliptical or bike. I will also start my diet today, as best as I could. I have to get some more supplements; weight gainer and a pre-workout supplement. I am thinking of getting some superpump max, as I am interested in seeing what it can do. My Jack3d finally finished yesterday.

I think for a week, I will consume 2200 calories instead. Generally people say you should lose 1 to 2 lbs a week, and if you’re gaining, it’s suppose to be about the same, and half being muscle and half fat. That’s supposedly. To help give me an idea, I’d stick with the 2200 calories. If I see my weight is staying the same with 3 days of weight training, then I will keep on this until I see any change. So 2200 calories instead of 2000.

Currently, I am weighing 157 lbs. If I lose some, it wouldn’t be too big of a deal but the 50’s is where I am looking to stay. 😀

So supplement stack will include:

    Dymatize Gourmet: Protein and Casein Mix
    ON Serious Mass
    Higher Power Micronized Creatine
    Superpump Max
    Animal Flex
    Milk Thistle

Later on today, I will upload an image of what my meal plan looked like, and how much my protein and carbs were. I am going to be eating when I am hungry and trying to eat as clean as possible. The milk thistle just in case you were wondering, is a herbal supplement that will help cleanse my liver, as high consumption of protein is taxing on it, along with the amount of pills I may consume and also, if I haven’t gotten the amount of water I would like to for the day, this will help keep everything cleansed. I know water is for the kidneys, but it’s just to help everything be flushed out nicely. 🙂

11
Sep

Carb Cycling

Written by Buff Gyal. Posted in Diet, General Info

My last entry I was talking about carb cycling basically. Eating low carbs 3 times for the week. Well, when I am going to do this, matters as much as doing it. My 1.5 grams of carbs per pound of body weight will be on my training days; Thursday, Friday and Saturday. My off days, will be 1 grams of carbs per pound of body weight. As the time moves along, I will decrease it to about 0.5 grams on my off days. I will see how this works as carb cycling is a very difficult thing because of the lack of energy that comes with it on the days that you’re on a low carb intake. I have school and a lot of paying attention to do in nursing school. So, if I find 0.5 grams per pound of body weight is too little, then I will bring it back up to 1 grams/lb of body weight.

If you have any questions about carb cycling, feel free to contact me!

10
Sep

About This Journey

Written by Buff Gyal. Posted in General Info

This yet again, is just a fitness journal I have personally set up, specifically to record my progress in this lose body fat and gain muscle routine that I have placed myself on. My idea is to also keep the carbs to only 2 grams per pound of body weight and not consume heavy carbs after 6 pm. The latter may become difficult, depending on my traveling route and the time I get home from certain activities. The point is to eat to maintain my muscles, 155 grams of protein per pound of body weight, and exercise 3 times a week to gain muscle. Because I have about 20 to 25% body fat, I have at an ideal number to do this.

I have seen this occur in a lot of people, and I believe it’s possible but one has to make sure every thing is going along properly. I am going to be staying away from any fatty foods, not have a cheat day and if I have a cheat meal it would be something like shrimps, or some other fish or meat product. It may not seem as a cheat meal to some but it would be my way of keeping sane while doing this.

So if you’re interested in seeing my progress through words, and images, then book mark this journal! Also, I will be providing somewhat of a daily update, via my twitter feed. So, if you’re interested in that, you can follow me @iLoveMyMuslces. 🙂


Keep A Note

This site will have different updates, sometimes on the same day. Because of this, it is best if you're following my progress via this journal, to read everything until you've read all the posts.

By doing this, you're going to get all the information that you need, to do this same program yourself. The reason I am updating so often, sometimes in the same day and not days apart, is because this is a progress journal. It will be here for me to speak my mind, in relation to this program I am on.

So please, yet again, to get most of this journal, read everything!

Thank you,

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