I have been trying a starch free diet as of lately in order to get as lean and strong as I can for the summer. The diet pretty much excludes bread, pasta, rice, potatoes yams, etc. - except for maybe once or twice a week as a pre workout 'cheat' carb up. After starting about four weeks ago, It seems that I've already lost some body fat and gained some strength. Being 5'10 and 170 lbs. right now, my goal is to keep the weight (add some if possible) but drop as much fat as I can. I see it as a fairly fast body recomp, with the possibility of adding a bit of lean muscle.
My split consists of 33% protein, 33% carbohydrate, and 33% fat. Protein usually comes from lean, quality sources. Carbohydrates are mostly a lot of veggies, fruit, and legumes (can of beans a day or more). Fats come almost exclusively from unsaturated sources, like nuts, olive oil, avocados, etc. Calorie intake is between 2200-2500.
Supplements: Protein Plus Powder (comes with a little bit of Glutamine) of which I use one scoop (25 gr protein, 3g glutamine) post workout and sometimes before bed, Omega 3 fish capsules, and a strong multivitamin.
Training: 4-5 days a week, one hour of moderate-high intensity weightlifting, plues 30 mins of cardio.
I'll update my progress with information and pictures as I go along. I really appreciate suggestions/comments, espcially if you know anything that could help with this sort of lifestyle. Thank you.