Need help losing 20 pounds in 3.5 weeks for a fight
So pretty much I have a fight comming up in 3.5 weeks from today, I was just wondering is cutting 20 pounds in this short time a possible goal without feeling completely destroyed on fight day? I weigh 180-185 and need to cut down to 165
My current training regimen consists of the following monday - friday
9:15 - 11:00 am Bikram Yoga (everyday)
12:30 - 1:50pm Muay Thai (everyday)
6:00 - 7:30 Muay Thai (everyday)
7:45 - 9:00 Muay Thai (Only Thursdays)
I have been doing this for about close to 2 months and am in fairly good shape.
and just 2 days ago I decided to cut down on the carbs (keeping them under 60-80g carbs/day) while keeping my protein intake high (1g per lb)
Also, currently the supplements I'm taking are Animal Pak (Multivitamins), 100% Whey Protein, Fish Oil Caps, and Glutamine
So 2 days ago I switched up my diet plan to consist of:
Bikram Yoga *I go on a empty stomach*
Breakfast:5 Egg Whites, 8oz Vege juice, a glass of skim milk, ½ cup oatmeal, I will also take my Animal Pak at this time + Fish oil cap.
Muay Thai (afternoon class) * Immediately after 1 scoop of protein/Glutamine with water*
Lunch: 1 Tuna Can, 2 pieces of Turkey meat, 2 cups raw vege’s, medium plain Black Coffee (no sugar,cream,milk) (every second day I will switch out the 2 pieces of Turkey meat and add 2 sausages)
2 hours later 1 Chicken Thigh, ½ can of Salmon
Muay Thai (evening class) *Immediately after 1 scoop of protein/glutamine with water*
Dinner: 1 Chicken Breast, 2 egg whites, 1 cup raw vege’s
Before I go to sleep: 1 scoop of protein/glutamine with water
I also keep my water intake high (10-12 liters split among the entire day)
Is there anything I should maybe change/add in this diet/plan? I also want to be training really hard, and I understand my energy level will probably not be the same as when I was eating close to 150g/carbs daily. So if there is anything lacking in this, or maybe anything I should change up; all input is greatly appreciated.
Goal: Lose/Cut 20lbs in 3.5 weeks
I have weight cut for other fights before, but the most I've ever done was 4-8lb water weight
And some additional information: the weigh in's are a day before at 4pm, with the actual fights starting the next day at 7:30pm