I'm about 30 percent body fat, weighing in at 300lbs, 6ft. Over the last 6 months my clothes fit better (Bought news clothes last month), I get remarks that I look thinner, I'm definitely stronger, but my weight is still at 300lbs. I'm not doing something right or I'm completely screwing up...
My current diet is:
250 grams protein minimum
150 grams fat minimum
150 grams or less carbs
I'm eating 3500 calories a day and plan on dropping it to 3000 calories at the beginning of September. My diet consists of mostly chicken, fish and veggies. My carbs come from brown rice or sweet potatoes. It's a very plain diet, but tastes good. I'll admit there's the occasional bit of junk food from time to time, but not to the point I would imagine it causing me from losing weight (A large popcorn at the movie theater at the end of the week etc). I use Nitrean to make sure I get in enough protein.
I do a full body routine based around squats (5x5). I want to get lean and lose the tire around my waist. I know I have to drop calories and do it slowly, but I wondered if metabolic training would be an asset to achieving this goal and if so, how would I implement it? Do I do complexes on off days from the gym? Do I do them instead of my full body routine?
There are certain strength goals I'd like to achieve but I don't think I can until I lose weight. As mentioned by another member on the forum, doing a full chin up without assistance is one.
I'm prepared to drop my current routine for one that works better to promote fat loss. The only thing I can't do, unfortunately, is any kind of training on the weekends, so I'm stuck with Monday to Friday. Saturday Sunday I stand on my feet all day moving around (Which is a workout in itself really) with no time for myself. Would love to take a year off work just to focus on my health, physically and mentally.
Long term goal, I'd like to look ripped. Short term, I'd like to get myself on a better program and push myself harder.