Two-Week Shred

I’m doing a two-week shred to bring out the abs for the summer. Basically this amounts to three days of a low carb diet interrupted by one day of moderate carb intake with increased cardio. Alas, I shall not go without my evening wine (this works for me—it may not work for others). Here’s a sample of a low carb day:

WAKE-UP
Coffee!

A.M. CARDIO
30 minutes (fasted)

MEAL 1
Low sodium V-8
Vitamins 

MEAL 2
4 scrambled eggs + diced scallions
1/2 cup blueberries 

MEAL 3
1 scoop Monster Pump NOS energy catalyst

WEIGHT-TRAINING WORKOUT
45-60 minutes

MEAL 4
2 scoops EAS whey protein
1 carbmaster yogurt
2 cups broccoli

MEAL 5
10 oz. red wine!

MEAL 6
15 oz. tilapia
3 cups baby spinach
8 cherry tomatoes
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

MEAL 7
2 tbsp. Natural Skippy peanut butter
1 Sargento Light string cheese

This tabulates to about 1,500 calories per day with a carb intake of 40 or so grams. I should be eating more protein in order to retain muscle, but I try not to eat too much protein if I’ve dropped my carbs—bad for the liver. Learn more about diet and exercise in The Biographizer Trilogy.