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Anabolic Diet for a Beginner?


#1

I'm currently living in China and it has been suggested to me by a wiser man than myself (also living in China), that the Anabolic Diet is the easiest diet to stay on here due to the difficulty of getting certain foods.

So--I am willing to devote myself to the cause. However, I'm not sure about a few things.

First and foremost: Should I be on it?

As a relative newbie and certainly not a competitive bodybuilder, I won't if the diet is appropriate for me. It seems like Di Pasquale repeatedly advocates this specifically to bodybuilders. I was also planning on suggesting this to my older brother, who is even more out of shape than anyone, but is a "hardgainer" (translation--far, far, far from anything resembling a bodybuilder).

Second: What about the most important meal of the day--the PWO shake? This naturally contains a ton of carbs--far more than the diet allows. Should I make an exception in this case?


#2

just read DH's post on this thread http://www.T-Nation.com/tmagnum/readTopic.do?id=658379