Hi, I was going to leave this on the other thread, but thought while some advice might be the same, some could be different and people could get mixed up, so I'll keep it seperate...
I'd not consider myself very overweight, but I have gained a bit of belly in recent years, even though the rest of me is still quite fit, my legs are very big but its all muscle from lots of cycling, and theres not much to my arms, chest is starting to tighted up now that my previously too damaged wrists can manage press ups at jujitsu training again.
I'm pretty much bang on 6' and float between 100-105kg, I train jujitsu 2-3 nights a week and classes are usually 1.5-2 hours long, I'm hoping to find a more affordable gym soon so I can get to the gym a bit as well. during the summer i cycle to and from work a lot, but its only a short ride, and isn't really long enough to warm me up let alone drop and weight . . . I'd like to drop to the next weight class down and improve my stamina for jujitsu, which here in the UK i believe off the top of my head is 93kg.
I used to work at McDonalds, so i was eating McDonalds meals about 10-12 times a week, I got a new job and figured the radical change in diet would help, but it went the other way, being a desk job I'm no longer on my feet all day, and I've gained the aforementioned belly.
Food wise I find I get hungry a lot, and do need to eat a fair bit, but i've cut it down from when I first started, but I think there is still room for improvement.
I start work at 8, and because work is so close I'm not up early enough to eat before work, I usually have a breakfast bar type thing at about 9am.
About 11am I get hungry again so I usually have a little something to keep me going, at the moment its a prepackaged chocolate crepe, as they were on special offer, but usually its a banana.
Lunch is at 1pm and usually I go to sainsbury's and get a sandwich meal deal, sandwich, sliced apples and coke.
Afternoon I'm good and don't eat until Dinner which is usually a proper home cooked meal from the mother (jujitsu nights I leave before dinner so don't eat)
(Weekends are different, I wake up later so have a bowl of shreddies then, and don't usually eat until dinner)
Its been suggested I cut out carbs, my Sensei said that he just has chicken at lunch, nothing else just a chicken leg and breast (marinated etc) I've been tempted to try this, but don't see it being filling enough to keep me going . . .
A dirt cheap 24 gym has just opened up near me, so planning on joining that, which will hopefully get more exercise involved (I'm terrible at doing it at home, so gym works better for me)
As I said, I'd like to drop to below 93kg, which realistically might need me to cut some leg muscle, not sure how to do that? And improve my stamina, to potentially be good enough to get into the cage - whats a good way to benchmark test stamina?