Im in contest prep right now, about 7 weeks out from my first bikini show, and an expensive photoshoot. After stumbling upon LBC/CWT on FB, LBCs website, and this forum a few weeks ago, I began to read a bit and I seriously began to doubt the coach I chose to work with. Coach is trained/dieted by one of the "best" in the fitness industry, and told me I'd be getting that kind of quality in my training/diet. They told me that the way they would prep me would not do any damage to my body. I started prepping 15 weeks out, at 114lbs at 5'0 and a half. Things seemed to go smoothly, until week after week, things got cut on my plan, variety got cut, and cardio was added. So at 8 weeks out, I am 107lbs and this is my current plan. 1304 cals, 64g carb, 31g fat, and 189g protein, with 5 days of weight training, and 6 days of an hour and a half of cardio. I know that each week my variety of food will continue to get cut, cals will continue to drop(im guessing from fat or carb) and more cardio will be added. I dont have time to do that much cardio and I really am lacking in energy. I emailed my coach and they said that it is normal to feel like this when prepping for a show, and to just increase my caffeine intake and increase the amount of preworkout I take.. :suicide: I have completely lost all faith in my coach and have made the decision to stop working with them before I do some serious damage to my body in the next 7 weeks. I feel hurt and lied to. I'm big on setting goals, and having a focus. I feel much more motivated when I have a goal in mind. It is just really frustrating and really sucks to be sooo extremely excited for something and have a goal to work towards, just to be disappointed by someone that you put so much trust in. I just feel so unmotivated. So I am here to ask some advice!!(since I am now on the waiting list, but I know that it is an extremely long wait). I already spent a lot of money on that coach, and have looked around for coaches in my area that would sanely prep me but havent found anyone. I am on the fence between dieting myself for the show or just doing the photoshoot that I paid alot of money for.. Right now, I have general idea of what I would do for a plan for myself based on some of the stuff I have read. My eating would be based off having more carbs on my training days and more fats on my non training days. training day 107x12bw=1284cals 139g protein 139g carb 19g fat nontraining day 1284cals 139g protein 100g carb 36.5g fat For training, 4 day split mon: AM: quad dominant, PM: 15 min HIIT tues: AM: horizontal(push/pull) upper wed: 30 min SS? or REST thurs: AM: hip dominant, PM: 15 min HIIT fri: AM: vertical(push/pull) upper sat: 30 min Ab circuit or bb complex sun: REST How does this look? Has anyone ever dieted themselves for a show/photoshoot and have any pointers? Any input about going lower than 100g carb on nontraining days? Also, on training days where I do weights in the morning, should I only be having carbs around my workout(pre, post, and 1 meal after that) and taper them as the day goes on? Sorry for such a long post, I needed to vent a little. Thanks in advance for any critique or input, its greatly appreciated.