Drinking 2L of milk a day is cheap for you? I don't know how much milk is where you live but it would be cheaper for me to purchase supplements then to buy that much milk.
Congratulations on the gains, what did you do to get from 24%-10%? That's impressive.
Milk here works out at around 75p per litre, so i dunno, a little over a dollar per litre maybe? But its such a good supplement. look at the breakdown of half fat milk. . .
So if i drink 2 litres a day, which is my minimum, i'm getting. . .
(sugars) 100g (thats the down side)
All for around 2 dollars a day. Plus it keeps my metabolism ticking so fast, cos i'm constantly drinking milk or eating.
It took me 4 months to get from 24% to 10%. I bought a book called the 4 hour body (http://www.fourhourbody.com/
) and in there is a diet which he refers to as a slow carb diet. Basically cutting out sugars and simple carbs, and aiming to avoid spiking insulin levels.
Its a real simple diet, a day on that basically consists of
2 eggs + 2 bacon rashers
Mid morning snack:
Chicken breast, lentils, cauliflower, brocolli
Chicken breast, 3 eggs, lentils, cauliflower, brocolli
2 tablespoons cottage cheese or 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
Really simple, and the protein can be rotated - white fish, lean beef, turkey etc.
One day a week i could pig out on anything
i wanted, so it was easy to go through the week without giving into temptation, cos i knew when saturday came i could have everything i'd craved throughout the week.
I did very little excercise, just focussed on the diet til i hit 15%, then encorperated weight lifting and jump rope.
I knew nothing about nutrition before i started dieting, and i've learned a heap throughout! Just need to learn a little more on cutting without losing muscle mass and i'll be a happy bunny
My guess is that i decrease my carbs and protein, but ensure i have enough to maintain my current muscle mass, and i'll probably hit a calorie deficit of maybe 200 - 250 per day (though i dont, and never have, counted calories). But its something i'll read up on whilst i bulk
EDIT: Also drank a ton of water throughout my diet. So much that i was literally pissing every 30 minutes!