Originally Posted by Rufio
I've heard that it's better to only lift 3 days a week even if you go with a split, because it takes your nervous system about 24 hours to recover, meaning that even working another body part the next day messes with gains from the last workout. This was from a board where professional bodybuilders post. I dunno though.
I'd get a leaner protein powder if you're trying to lose fat, unless you're one of those people who can take tons of saturated fat and it doesn't store as long as you keep your carbs low. I've seen some research linking increased fiber to fat loss. You may want to supplement fiber or add stuff like canned green beans or old-fashioned oatmeal to your diet. I've gotten my best results when it comes to cardio from doing HIIT up this steep hill near my house. It sounds like what you're doing is pretty good for cardio though.
I'd eat more often though and with more protein. It looks like you just eat protein 3 times a day. I'm sure you know this, but you should eat once every 2-3 hours. Spread out the calories more. Buy a protein bar if you don't have time while at work. Try some fat free cottage cheese too. For that matter, why no egg whites?
I considered that with the lifting but since the Ab routine won't be that intensive and strength gains are a lower priority at the moment, I figure I can get away with it.
I'll probably go with a leaner powder when my bottle of Muscle Milk is gone but yeah carbs are my big enemy. I think my insulin resistance is all bitched up from so much sugar for years.
As for the protein I'm getting some in each meal (maybe you missed the tuna in my snack and I'm using the dairy as a protein in my last meal) although they are spaced a little far apart. Most of them are 3 hours apart with breakfast and lunch being 4 (but breakfast lasts for quite a while since I snack all morning with it). I might throw a shake in before bed once I pick up something leaner than Muscle Milk.
Right now it was no egg whites just because I'm hate getting up early enough to cook breakfast, but once I get tired of protein powder I'll probably start making omletes and freezing them for the week (surprisingly they reheat pretty well).