So just a little background info about myself before I lay out my diet for (hopefully) some good critique on it.
I have been weight training for about 7 years now, but have been more serious about it for around 4-5 years. I am currently around 168lbs and maybe around 12-13% BF (I have some calipers in the mail so I'll have a better idea on the percentage later). Like most people trying to lose weight on here, I am trying to get around that 8% BF. I have a very good knowledge of nutrition and how the body works with my education background, but sometimes there is no better education than hearing personal experience from people with success on weight loss diets.
I am trying to keep my carbs low (sub 100g) for 6 days with a carb up (300+g) on the 7th day. Now I am a fairly picky eater so I am not really looking for different food options, but more or less if my macros seem good and if the choices of my foods that I am eating right now are sufficient.
My days don't vary much from day to day, so here is a look at what my typical low carb day looks like:
Breakfast - 4 scrambled eggs, 1 whole grapefruit
Lunch - chicken breast, 8 stalks of asparagus
Early dinner - chicken breast, 1 1/2 cups of sugar snap peas, 1 cup spinach
Late dinner - 3 scrambled eggs, 2 stalks celery, 1tbsp natural peanut butter
Snacks during the day - almonds, sunflower seeds, 2 protein shakes
That all ends up being around 80g of carbs, 108g of fat, 175g of protein.
My high carb days look about the same (minus the nuts, seeds, and peanut butter) with about 75g of carbs at each of my 4 meals in the form of brown rice, quinoa, steel cut oats, and sweet potatoes.
I am wondering if this diet looks good, if anyone has tried something similar with success, and if something a little more extreme/less extreme would be more beneficial.