[quote]Waif No More wrote:
What I had read about CBL appealed to me, as I do want to gain some serious muscle as well as lose fat. The author, whose name I won’t even attempt to spell claims that CBL can do both at the same time, well that made me sit up and read. I certainly wasn’t just after another quick way to lose a few more pounds. Having read most of CBL, I just don’t think I could stick to it. I like Green Faces, because the high protein and green veg fill me up.
Running Havoc at the same time, I am gaining some strength in spite of averaging 1260 cals/day, though my energy is pretty low. I thought CBL might help me do what I’m doing with a bit more energy. The trouble I see is low protein and high GI carbs but having to limit them. Eating high GI carbs makes me HUNGRY! Guess I’ll just have to stick with plan A, cut and then bulk. I contacted the CBL people about a refund of the $90 that I really couldn’t afford in the first place. So far they haven’t got back to me.[/quote]
If you’re only intaking 1260kcals a day you’re probably eating too little. CBL may be a good option for you actually, because you’ll be able to increase your kcals w/o having much additional fat gain. Plus, you’ll have to play with the numbers. Unless you want to kill a package of Krispy Cremes in a sitting, you really don’t have to go crazy on CBL. It’s all a numbers game and how you look overall in the AM periods.
You could just try it out and see how it works, as you can do CBL clean with high glycemic carbs or dirty. I’ve been experimenting with it for about two months now with some pretty nice fat loss results, while maintaining muscle mass, if not improved. It does take a while to figure out the actual overall amount of carbohydrate that you can take in after a workout, but it is pretty easy to regulate.