Brant, thank you for the constructive criticism, I really appreciate it.
Originally, I read that on a slow carb diet you can just eye the portions, but I think that may only be for people at higher BF%. I'm ~10%, so I guess I have no choice but to count now. I really don't want to, but I'll do what I must.
One of the MAIN reasons I've avoided counting calories is because I've heard so many conflicting multipliers. 10x BW, 12x BW, 14x BW. I really don't know what to believe
I can appreciate this as well. I know cilantro isn't a food, but I'm not sure what's wrong with kefir & nuts - good protein with good fats, no?
I addressed this in my journal. This is an issue of personal preference & priority. I'm an FFB, which is why I'm "skinny." I assure you, I grew up a little bowling ball. I need to lose the fat first before I go and focuse on "building" as you say. My current goal is to achieve Oscar de la Hoya's body type (see avatar), in which he was ~147 lbs.
More fat in the form of what? Fish oil? Fish? Cheese? Steak? EVOO? I felt that I was getting quite a bit of fat from all of the nuts, nut butter, fish, etc. How would more fat benefit me? (Unless you're talking about superdosing O3s, as Thibadeau recommends, then I get it)
Also, PWO, I try to use mainly high gi carbs like Orang Juice, Mango & Cherries. Are you suggesting even simpler carbs like honey & sugar? I've read that dextrose & such isn't exactly a smart move for an FFB.
Can you please elaborate on the "strategic times?" I eat my beans in the morning & higher GI carbs post workout. This is pretty much the prevailing wisdom I've found. What other strategic times are there?
Again, thank you for your critique. I'd really appreciate it if you could some of my questions.