Hey, I posted this over on the monster thread, but it quickly got lost (although I thank RealPeanutButter for his help). I have read quite a bit of the monster thread, and I ordered the original AD ebook from ebay. Here are my questions:
Would it be worth buying the Anabolic Solution or Metabolic Diet ebooks?
How does the diet differ for powerlifters vs. bodybuilders vs. athletes? This isn’t really covered in the ebook. I play rugby and soccer (but am currently injured and out for several months), and am interested in gaining strength/power while also looking better.
Would meltdown training work with this diet? I know the training prescription in the ebook emphasizes high reps and short rest periods, which sounds just like meltdown…but meltdown also incorporates several HIIT workouts/week-- would this be OK?
I know the premise of the book is “all fats go” but I would like to say as healthy as possible. How can I best balance my fat intake to stay healthy, or even improve my health?
How many calories should be consumed on carb up days? I know it depends on goals, but in the book it isn’t very clear on this. It mentions some lifters eating up to 10,000 but then the carb up day menus follow the same caloric guidelines as the week.
Nothing is really said about post/pre workout nutrition. In fact, he claims that you can even workout first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. What about post workout nutrition?
Are the supplement stacks he covers worth it? They’re quite extensive… What do you guys take?
Are there any long term health problems associated with the carb up periods? It seems like heavily spiking insulin levels every weekend and swinging from one extreme to the other must take its toll on the endocrine system…could R-ALA or something similar be utilized to control effects on blood sugar? I suppose this would negate the anabolic effects of the diet, though.
How does this daily food intake look?
I’m around 195. 195x18 is around 3500cals. This translates to 235gm fat, 317gm protein, and obviously <30gm carbs.
Here’s what I’ll be eating daily:
10 eggs (found 30 eggs for $1.80 at Kroger!)
1lb lean ground beef (can substitute with real steak if i have cooking time)
2tbsp flax oil
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 handful nuts (almonds, walnuts)
1 can salmon (can sub with grilled salmon)
3-6gm fish oil
1-2 spinach salads with other high fiber, lower GI veggies, apple cider vinegar, and 1-2tbsp olive oil
This makes up 260gm fat, 260gm protein, and less than 30 gm carbs.
The other 50-60gm carbs I would get through liver tabs and PWO whey shake.
How does this look?
Other supps would include:
SuperNutrition OptiPack multi
Maybe extra fiber
I thought you guys said this diet was expensive? The core calories come from the eggs, meat, and cheese. Actually, I could do 12 eggs, 1lb meat, 10oz cheese and get almost perfect macros (minus the healthier fats), for about $10 a day!
I am also a college student, and will be drinking on this diet. Should I avoid alcohol completely during the startup period, and then just limit it to the carb ups after that? I’m pledging this semester, so avoiding alcohol altogether is hard…should I just wait until next semester to begin? I know drinking is unhealthy, and have been lectured several times, but how does it physiologically interfere with this diet?