I follow DeVany’s way of eating.
Tried the warrior diet, a balanced carb/protein/fat, high carb and low fat, paleolithic, and anabolic diet.
Anabolic diet was only for two weeks to tone up. Too short to say, how good of a diet it was long term. But my lifts went down right away on the shift to lower carbs and picked up in te second week after the carbup weekend. Suspect the third week in, would have been normal. I did lose some fat, visibly and look bigger.
High carb has only resulted in me putting on fat and has not imrproved my lifts as well as makes me feel bloated and fucks up my energy. I find this consistently, have tried it out for a few weeks at a time over the last few ears as well as grew up eating this way.
Warrior diet was a three month or so go where I followed it pretty strictly. Dropped a lot of weight and my lifts did not improve. Funny enouhg, the fasting helped with concentration at school.
Balanced is a better bet than high carb, low fat. Low fat just makes me hungry.
I got to be my heaviest eating this way. 170 pounds, when I started lifting at 1bout 115-120.
Paleo keeps me between 145-160 pounds depending on training. I’m doing quattro dynamo by Chad Waturbery again. When I hit 170 on a balanced diet, I was doing CW’s QD for maybe three cycles or so. Not sure whether to attribute the gain in weight to the training or diet or combination of.
But eating paleo with occasional fasting. That’s occasional. Anyone wo tells you occasional fasting(1ce a week) makes them lose muscle is full of shit, btw, or maybe i’m an exception. I don’t care what the science is, try it before you knock it.
I pack on the calories with a lot of fat. Butter, several kinds of nuts, olive oil, lots and lots of egs, fish.
Alcohol as well, tends to add calories without making me fat. But I don’t drink many drinks at once, more 2 with lunch, 2 with dinner type of deal and don’t drink daily. But it ads calories. Art also drinks a bit.
My energy is up as well, and I’m leaner than ever, but my mass isn’t as high as it could be. Just started quatro dynamo eating paloe Monday Oct 23, so should see if it is more training than diet.
I don’t train the way DeVany does, btw. Influences on my training are more Dan John and JV Askem and Chad Waturbery.
I would say try the paleo type of diet from devany or weston price or loren cordain. Give it a month or two of dedication to see if it works for you.
On potatoes and grains, I find that wheat makes me gassy, so I avoid it. I do alright with this other grain… forgot it’s name lol.
I generally don’t get a sense of wellbeing from consuming large quantities (for me, that’s more than 1 bagel in a day) of refined foods or potatoes/grains. Might be placebo, you never know, but in any case, I don’t feel good eating them, so I don’t eat them.
Intersting also, is that when I was doing my balanced diet, I was not eating refined foods, but was packing on potatoes, legumes, grains, dried fruit and honey.