I’m in need of some major help man. I’m a former college baseball player who was crazy about working out and lifting when I was in college. I played at about 230-235 lbs and about 12% body fat. I’m 6’4. After my playing career, I began coaching immediately, which meant less time to work out, lots of road trip meals, lots of late night meals, and some weight gain.
When I met my wife 3 1/2 years ago, I weighed about 250. 3 years of marriage, a sales job, now a desk job, virtually no working out in over a year, though I do golf(and walk while doing so…no I don’t pretend that’s a workout, but it is exercise) and a wife who loves to bake later, I’m approx 295 lbs. I “wear it well” and most wouldn’t know that I weigh that much, but I can certainly tell in not only how I look, but also how I feel. I saw a picture of myself the other day and about threw up…anyways now that the background is out of the way:
I am 29, will be 30 in August 2013, and I want to be 230 by the time I’m 30. I have a pretty limited budget in terms of supplements, etc. But I’ve let my diet just go out of control. Pizza, Cookies, Brownies, Pastas, etc. It’s just what my family has always eaten and what my wife typically makes for dinner. She’d like to eat healthier too, but we’ve both developed bad habits. The diet wasn’t an issue when I was lifting 2x/day in college and running all the time, but its certainly caught up and its time to reverse the curse.
I know ‘clean eating’ is obviously a start, but I have this one caveat which is why I’ve come here seeking your advice: I don’t eat vegetables. I HATE them, as in I can’t choke them down (unless its cooked carrots, corn or potatoes). I honestly wish I could, but I literally can’t get em down. Assuming you’ve not just written me off already, how do you suggest I plan my diet moving forward? I’m big on just about any type of meat/protein you can think of. I like some fruit. I love bread/pasta, but I’ve given it up at length before, and could do so again fairly easily.
Once I’ve eliminated the starchy bad carbs from my diet, what should a workout program look like when it is primarily based only on protein? I’ve seen you mention no or low cardio for V-Diet users. Same principles apply here?
Last one, since I know this is a novel: Would you recommend the V-Diet for someone in my situation? Not sure I could afford ALL the supplementation to go along with it, so that may or may not cancel me out right there. I am just ready for an extreme change of direction and would like to formulate a game plan, because I feel like I’m slowly killing myself, and it’s time for me to fall back in love with the gym.