the 'flu diet' worked too good. lost 5 lbs in a week. strength and energy levels are down. at least i've recovered enough to start working out again. since i lifted heavy the last 2 months, this month will be : lower weights, higher reps, more sets, and slower tempo. also switching back to doing cardio everyday. this time i'll only do low intensity cardio to burn fat. for nutrition, i estimate that i need 2750 calories a day (including a workout). dropped to 2400 calories to start off, will keep dropping over the following months. the biggest change is that i'm now preparing all my meals. so i'm pretty much off processed foods : sugar intake is reduced, and sodium is reduced a ton. finally, i cleaned out my kitchen last weekend. there were some foods and supplements that i could eat while bulking, but they have to go while cutting. most dairy and fruits are out too.
i was 205 lbs last week, but went under 200 today. bodyfat is about 10 or 11%. if my measurements and estimates are correct, i'm hoping to finish this round in 3 months. 5 months max.