My new diet, which I started this week leaves me with very little energy to get a good pump during my weight training and my reps are slower. My diet is basically a very low carb diet rich in protein sources and vegetables very low on the glycemic level. It is called a Ketogenic Diet because when your body runs out of glycogen stores your body begins to burn fat at a quicker pace as it uses it for energy, rather than carbohydrates, which causes the production of ketones. This can result in a possible 2 to 3 pound weight loss per week without losing muscle. You can read more about the diet here:
I will have carb load meals on Monday and Thursday to refuel my body. My muscles feel soft and my brain seems to be functioning slow, as I am having trouble wording these sentences. I feel like my brain is in a fog. So here is what I ate today! Breakfast included 1/2 grapefruit, 1/3 cup oatmeal and 6 egg whites, boiled. Mid-morning snack I had a can of tuna, 3 egg whites poached in microwave and a chopped tomato. Lunch was 5 oz of chicken breast and 2 cups of collards. Mid-day meal was a protein shake with one scoop of protein powder and dinner was 5 oz. of chicken fajita meat with a cup of broccoli. I will have 4 egg whites and 1 cup of veggies an hour before bed. Thursday I will replace this last meal with 1 cup of oatmeal, 4 oz banana, 6 oz sweet potato, 1 cup veggies and butter. I can't wait!