Calorie count, weights, cardio
I swore there was a post a few years back(when I was lurking and had never posted) that talked about this, but now that I’m actually PEing and need to find it, I can’t.
Have any of you noticed that you don’t gain while you are either doing a lot of cardio and/or are in fat loss mode by restricting calories, or perhaps even noticed over the course of a long period of time that you gain in PE while eating an excess of calories and don’t gain while you are trying to lose fat? I do some weight work a few times per week, and light cardio or more intense racquetball 4 or more days per week and I’ve been doing that for some time now, and I generally am trying to restrict calories as much as possible(which is to say, not very possible, but I am maintaining or slowly losing weight, so I’m certainly not eating any excess. I’ve been shooting for about 2000 calories a day, 5’9” 195). I started my new PE routine about 2 months ago, I’m not sure if that’s long enough to get results anyway, but in any event, no gains at all noticed and I’m wondering if I should desist in trying to lose that last 5 pounds of fat in favor of a couple months of excess calorie balance to facilitate PE gains..
Anyone have any specific diet they follow to enhance PE? By diet in this context I mean more like a certain amount of calories above or below basal metabolic rate, but if there are specific foods good for it, that would be of interest as well.