Cutting diet and simple sugars after workout & please critique my diet
I'm new to this forum and I must say the information on this forum is awesome. I seriously started weight lifting and training about a month back and have made steady progress(As is to be expected in the initial stages of any new program).
My question is this- Simple sugars immediately after a workout, good or bad? Every magazine article I've read recommends 20-40 Gm of simple sugars immediately after workout along with a whey protein shake.
Here's what my ultimate goal is- Lean body mass and ripped physique with good proportions. Think Spartans from 300(In my dreams!!!!) I don't want to look like a Gorilla, you get the picture. I know it's not going to happen overnight and is going to take months and years of commitment. Am I on the right track? I've read the article on the Cutting diet on this website.
Some info about me. Weighed 195 pounds 45 days back. I don't know how much bodyfat. I'm going to find out next time I see the trainer at the gym. I'm 5' 10 1/2 Inches. Right now I weigh 179 Lbs. Clothes are fitting much better and I can see more lean muscle and better definition. I consume approx. 1600-1800 Cal a day. 60-65% protein, 20-25% Carbs(I know I should be consuming more carbs, but I'm afraid of gainging bulk and not lean muscle) and about 10-15% fats mainly in the form of nuts.
I do cardio 4-5 times a week(after I lift weights) and burn approx. 300 calories every time I do it. I'm contemplating doing cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Good or bad? I'm not doing HIIT right now, but I'm reading up on it and will soon be doing it. Right now I just walk on the treadmill for 25-30 minutes.
All my protein is either from Whey, Casein, Egg whites or Lean meat. Carbs are from Wheat bread, Veggies. I will add Oats soon. I cheat once a week. Haven't felt any cravings since I started the whole eating 6-7 small meals a day and drinking about 5-6 litres of water on training days and about 4 litres on non training days. I drink Gatorade = 180 calories with 26 GM of simple sugars after my workout. Should I continue to do it?
My supplements are Creatine- 10 Gm/day, Nano Vapor 2 scoops before workout(I hear the snickers!!!! I like it and it works for me. I know it's probably in my head!!!!!), 4 caps Green tea extract and 400 mg caffeine a day. Whey shake is ON gold standard and Casein is also ON.
Will probably add Fish oil and Flaxseed oil too. Thinking of adding Carnitine and Forskolin. Yay or nay on the that?
I'm gaining strenght and lifting more weight everyday I go to the gym.
Training is not very organized and well planned right now, but I'm working on it. Arms one day, chest one day, back and shoulders one day, legs and Abs one day with off days whenever I feel tired. I will work on getting a better schedule put together.
Thoughts, comments, critiques, everyting is welcome.