For the past 5 years I have been reading a lot and experimenting with different training styles. This is my first post here and I'd like to express my frustration with the results that I am getting and hopefully to get some useful advice. So here is the situation: right now I am kind of lean, but still there is that last layer of bodyfat that I cannot get rid of. I am following a very strict diet - no simple sugars, no simple carbs, no transfats, etc. Pretty much all I am eating is fish (mostly tuna and salmon), vegetables, cottage cheese, fruits, nuts (mostly almonds and walnuts) and I drink only low fat milk and mineral water. Generally, I am taking 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight and my daily calorie intake is around 3000. I am training 4-5 time per week. During the summer I used to jog 40-60mins about 3 times per week and now I do 20min of fast pace waking on a treadmill with 15% incline every other training. I used to be about 190 pounds, but since I started watching my diet strictly I dropped to about 180, which makes me look a bit skinny as I am 6'2 (188cm) tall.
The supplements that I am taking are:
whey - ON Whey - first thing in the morning and immediately after training
multivitamin - ON Opti-Men
flaxseed oil or omega 3-6-9
magnesium - NOW
antioxidant - chromium picolinate
pre-workout supplement - Muscletech NeuroCore
sometimes ZMA before sleep
As I mentioned I have been training continuously for the past 5 years and for the last 6 months I have been following a strict diet. And I really mean 'strict' - no cheat meals, no cake on birthday parties, no nothing.
And still I am not as lean as I imagined I would be. I see some results, but they might as well be due to the fact that I lost about 10 pounds.
I have read hundreds of articles and discussed with trainers the methods for losing that last layer of fat (especially on the abdominal section) and it seems like I am doing everything by the book. However, the desired results are not there.
I am very open minded and I am willing to experiment with new training techniques so all kind of comments and advice are welcome.