Hey guys, I’m over here on the east coast (New England area) and it is getting COLD up here. I’m not a fan of the winter, mostly because seasonal depression creeps in. I take an SSRI but that doesn’t always help when the deep depression settles in. I really really want to stay on track and keep my progress that I’ve made. This happens to me every winter, I let the darkness overwhelm me and I give into the temptations of food cravings and Netflix binges cause going outside or to the gym when you have no energy is the worst thing ever. So, I guess I’m asking for some tips to deal with this and set myself up for success when the hard days come. Thank you, I appreciate all you do.
I have a coach who is a bikini competitor and another one who comes to my gym. They both have said to cut carbs! I almost wanted to cry. They said if I want to see body recomp, I need to cut carbs very low! I don’t want to compete and I don’t want to cut carbs. I have seen what they do. They do two hours of cardio fasted a day and they also strength train. They look amazing but I don’t think I can commit to be in such low body fat and give up my carbs. So what’s your opinion on bikini competions, pros and cons? It is a healthy thing to do? I have read conflicting information on it.