I'm fairly lean but I want to be just bit leaner. I don't fancy doing a hardcore fat loss diet because I don't really think it's necessary, but I'm interested to see if I could just lose a bit of fat and keep trying to increase muscle mass at the same time.
I know there's a school of thought that basically says you can either eat more and grow, or eat less and shrink, but I'm not so sure about that. I've read this article:
http://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_arti ... should_eat
it's basically about how only having carbs at the certain times of day you'll need them, ie before a workout, is key to not gaining any fat.
So is it just as easy as not having carbs except for breakfast and pre/post workout? My meal breakdown would basically be
meal 1 has carbs
meal 2 has carbs
then I have my workout with a shake after, it's got carbs in too
meal 3 no carbs
meal 4 no carbs
i usually get about 180 grams of protein over the course of the day which seems to be enough, I weigh about 170-175lbs.
So is that it? Just have no carbs in the second half of the day? On days I don't work out should I'd just have carbs with breakfast and that's it?
I'm sort of worried that all that's going to happen is my strength levels will stall. And will this actually burn fat or just kind of maintain the level I'm at? Do I have to do cardio (I'd really rather not...)?
I feel I'm overthinking this but I've basically just always tried to eat as much as I could, all the time and while I've definitely put on a bit of muscle my bodyfat is just a tiny bit higher than I'd like it. I've never tried to lose weight before so I'm interested in seeing if I can do it.
All input is much appreciated as always