I’ll throw this in. It IS possible. Dr. Serrano has been doing it with his clients and Beverly International has been doing it with theirs. Recently, they wrote a joint article that is at the Beverly International website, but I know for a fact that Dr. Serrano’s recommendations for this double goal are more specific for each individual; he watered them down for here.
You’ll notice that this article alternates meals that contain carbs (and protein and fat) with meals that contain hardly any (mostly protein and fat). So it has a similiar structure to Berardi’s Massive Eating.
Long shot: given that heavy cream is part of the protein-fat meals and dairy has a high insulin response, perhaps it promotes some insulin effect so that a person is slightly anabolic all 6 meals.
Interesting point: both Serrano and Beverly International prescribe caloric excess for 8 weeks to get to the DOUBLE goal. They both think that a person needs around +500 calories a day to grow muscle. (Massive Eating also recommends more calories, but focuses on heavy gains).
If someone wants to explain this, they get a no-prize.
My question about this diet: Where is the calorie-deficit-like stimulus for fat-burning? In the article, Beverly and Serrano say no cardio, and I think Beverly would say weights 5 times per week. I suppose that could be -2000 calories, but you’re adding 500 per day. [note: Serrano has recommended weights 3 times per week and cardio, HIIT, twice a week. Maybe for more stressed-out trainees, I don’t know.]
Just things to think about. I don’t understand why the double-goal should work, but somehow, for some people it has. Brian