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 eggs (fried in butter or poached), salmon, burgers etc. and almost nothing in the way of starches or sugars.

Feeling great and melting the fat off, although it never happens as fast as you want it to! (I want a six-pack NOW damnit!).

Also, check out another blog - Mark's Daily Apple. This is another guy with his head screwed on.

I also stumbled across another cool post here, which conforms to my belief (confirmation bias?) in the LeanGains principle - eating in the evening is a Good Thing.

If I find the time or the enthusiasm, I'll post some blood work results after dropping my carb intake and increasing my fat (mainly from saturated fat - I avoid trans fats like the plague and treat PUFAs i much the same way - i.e. no vegetable oil, except olive oil, hemp and a little flax).


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