Hello all, im new to the site but not the sport. I have been done with college track since 2006 and have been with a club team ever since still training like I was in school.
I have had a huge problem with managing my weight since graduation. My competition weight in school was around 160lbs @ 6-8% body fat. At one point after school I was up to 185lbs. Once that happened I seriously monitored my diet and balanced my carb, protein and fat intake and cut my calories to just under 2000 a day. This got me back to around 171 lbs @ 12% body fat. Which I have been stuck at for about 8 months.
My running is going ok, but my jumping has gone waaaay down hill.
My question is what do you other ofice job workers do as far as a diet goes? Any help would be much appreciated.
Give us all the silver bullet when you figure it out!
Seriously though – sounds like you’re doing the right stuff. A few missing things you might think about:
1. Meal timing
2. Non Exercise Activity – Think about doing squats/lunges/push-ups/walking throughout the day – walk up the stairs to your office, etc. (The stuff they tell obese people to do to drop pounds). This stuff can burn an extra 200-500 calories a day and fire up your metabolism.
3. Pack a lunch – don’t eat out – most of us seriously underestimate the calories in a lunch out.
4. Drink less
I had a similar situation. 7 years+ off – went from 195 to 228. Spent all 2008 and 2009 dropping down to 200 lbs – but still stuck at a higher body fat. I will address the bf (14% or so) seriously in my recovery period this year, but you don’t want to manage weight too seriously when you are doing in season training.