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I travel a lot for my job - I'm generally away three weeks a month. Managing a healthy eating plan while travelling can be a nightmare, so here's how I've adapted it:

1) Intermittent Fasting - e.g. LeanGains. Finding Martin's site was a revolution for me. Learning that it didn't really matter when I ate saved me from the bodybuilding and dieting mantra (aka bullshit) of "stoking the metabolic fire" by eating every three hours. It's made my life easier and more satisfying. I get far more pleasure from a big evening meal than six snacks through the day. In addition, while travelling, it helps me focus on what's important - the quality of the food I'm eating. By only eating in the evening after work, I can make sure that I'm in a restaurant, hotel or supermarket and making decent food choices. Side benefits are that I can work through lunch (since I don't eat lunch) and this has sometimes enabled me to finish earlier, or gives me the ext…
This year has flown by (literally - I spend most of my life in planes) and I've not updated the blog in ages...

Long story short, since finding Peter's Blog - Hyperlipid - mentioned in my previous post - I've been having a great time eating more fat and less carbs.

Unlike Peter, I'm more interested in building muscle, so the research that I've looked at suggests that optimal protein intake is still roughly around the bodybuilding mantra of "1g per lb". Summarising this research, Bayesian Bodybuilding suggests 0.82g/lb could be a pretty good figure, so I start there. At a fearsome ~130lb, this puts me nicely into the 100g/day region. Setting carbs around 50g/day for rest days (on the edge of ketosis and a realistic level to include intake from vegetables) and 100g for workout days (currently cutting - I usually go higher when bulking), this leaves around 400 cals (rest days) and 700 cals (workout days) to fill with fats.

Thus, I'm eating lots of whole…

Brilliant and entertaining nutritional blog...

I recently came across a fantastic blog about science and nutrition by a UK vet called Peter. He basically dissects nutritional research papers to determine if they are well-controlled or not. For example, most "high fat" diet research papers are flawed in one of the following ways:

1) Using trans fats (e.g. hydrogenated vegetable oils) as the source of fat.
2) Including 20% of calories from sugar (as glucose / sucrose / fructose)
3) Poor controls
4) Poor models (e.g. gene knockout mice that may or may not represent anything like human metabolism)
5) Biased assumptions leading to apparent "paradoxical" results rather than assessing the results with an open mind and considering that other models may be incorrect.

I highly recommend the blog, but it's perhaps a little heavy on the science jargon for those without a background in biology. Give it a go and see what you think:


I've gone through read every post and it's convinced me to at least giv…