IMO you do not HAVE to follow the rules to the T in terms of amount of calories etc. Simply eat ONLY fats and protein at MAYBE a 50/50 calorie ratio for the first 2 weeks and then incorporate a 1-2 days carb up, depending on how you handle carbs…I personally gained alot of fat even of this diet, because I did not watch my calories at all and ate way to many bad fats, with dirty carb ups. You will notice that many will give other suggestions, but it is just what worked for them…so take the advice onboard, BUT dont believe it will simply work for you…ONLY YOU WILL KNOW HOW YOUR BODY REACTS TO CERTAING MACRO RATIOS ETC. Also, I would only got with approx 25% saturated fats and the rest healthy fats, from nuts, olive oil, macadamia nut oil, fish oil, natural PB. Check out the “My Experience on the Anabolic Diet” thread.