It's tough for me. I've been working out for about 15 months now, and am in pretty good shape. The past month has been hard for me. With summer kicking in, I am just so active, and most of the stuff I'm active in has to do with cardio (baseball, kickball, volleyball). I also have an active social life, and I go out 3-4 nights per week. With my 8-5 Monday through Friday job, my time is somewhat limited this summer.
And that's fine. But my weight tends to fluctuate pretty quickly. I'm only talking within 5 pounds though. And I sometimes wonder if it's just the scale I'm using at the gym (I don't trust these things).
I don't think I'm really losing too much muscle mass. I think my diet isn't as heavy as it used to be. I just moved out of my parents house a little under two weeks ago. I eat EXTREMELY healthy for someone my age. No snacks. Hardly any cheese. It's protein and carbs, mostly. I don't like to drink milk because I'm at least somewhat lactose. I have noticed more gains in the past when I have been drinking milk, though.
I think I'm going to take this week off from working out, but I'm nervous. I'm also taking a few weeks off from drinking protein. One, because of the cost, and two, because I've had success when I go through periods of not drinking it and then drinking it again.
So, I guess, I'm looking for healthy items that can keep my weight where it is or increase it. I eat chicken, tuna, 90-95 lean beef, greek yogurt, peanut butter and whatnot on a regular basis. Well, I try to not eat that much beef because again, I am a bit of a health freak and I don't like the idea of eating red meat more than 2 or so times a week.
Does anyone have any suggestions of items I can eat between meals? I think that is where I can better my diet. But I have no idea what good types of "snacks" are. Protein bars, stuff like that. Perhaps hummus is a good idea. Just looking for some ideas and any help would be appreciated.