I’m doing the DON’T DIET variation of Massive Eating. Taking 25% off of JB’s formula for maintainance calories, I get around 2000 calories per day. I didn’t want to deal with low glyclogen levels decreasing metabolic rate, so I set the carbs at about 120 grams per day (including post-workout shake on training days). That adds up to 25% of daily calories. I have to divide those up in my c+p meals.
My meal schedule–I eat every 3 hours, 5 meals per day: 2 c+p, 1 f+p, 1 c+p (very low on the GI scale), 1 f+p, sleep.
Two questions: (1) I know JB’s probably sick of hearing naysayers but I am wondering how a person can lose fat on this amount of daily calories. With the increase in protein intake, maybe I add 100 cal for TEF but 25% off DON’T DIET’s maintainance level looks like maintainance level for most other diet plans!
When it comes to the Massive Eating plan, I totally buy the “fat threshold” explanation for huge calories, but I don’t understand why so many calories in the DON’T DIET variation. If anyone can explain it to me, please do.
(2) I’m concerned that I’m consuming too many carbs per meal, around 40 grams. I’m not passing out or anything, but it seems like 3 significantly large insulin spikes might knock me out of fatloss for the day. If I decrease the amount of carbs in the c+p meals, though, then I have to increase the number of c+p meals. Any suggestions, as far as meal scheduling and/or size?
Thanks to all,