3 weeks, +10lbs LBM -8lbs Fat
Yes, I know it reads like advertising copy, but how else can I entice you to read my mad scribblings.
I started eating what I call paleo-lite in that I cut out the grains and potatoes, but kept in diary, alcohol and sweets. I know myself well enough to know I couldn’t abide by that kind of diet.
I also started taking 25g of liquid fish oil, ZMA, and 4000 iu of Vitamin D daily.
While I’ve spent 28 years in the gym pushing weights around, I haven’t worked out since February.
I’ve used this website http://home.fuse.net/clymer/bmi/ to calculate %bf figuring it’s a simpler version of what the military uses. Last year when I did the V-Diet, I ended with a LBM of 166lbs.
Three weeks ago, I cut out the grains and I calculated that I was 26.6%bf at 218lbs, 160lbs LBM/ 58lbs FM. A little over a week later, I added the supplements. Yesterday, I was 22.5%bf at 220lbs, 170lbs LBM, 50lbs FM. I still haven’t worked out.
So, I’ve finally found a diet that works for me. I can cut out the grains relatively effortlessly. In turn, I’m eating lots more fruits and vegetables and it seems a healthier way of eating overall. I’m in no way saying that grains are evil, only that I see no compelling reason to include them in my diet.
While I’ve been shocked at the changes in three weeks, I don’t expect them to continue at the same pace especially absent any growth stimulus from training. So, to that end, I cleaned out the shed and put my weight equipment together and started working out again yesterday. It feels really good.
Conclusion? Fish oil gooooood.