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CKD (Keto Diet) Idea

I’m planning on doing a keto cut for about 4 weeks or maybe 5 if I can handle it.

I’m still figuring out the main points of it, but I was doing some research and I turned up something interesting here on T-Nation

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However, John (Berardi) also has a pretty interesting protocol that he uses on himself every couple of years to get super ripped. Get this, John Berardi, Mr. “Massive Eating” himself, will occasionally go on a stint where he eats 3 meals a day, totaling about 2,000 calories, interspersed with three 10-gram “feedings” of BCAA.

The large amounts of BCAA offset any potential muscle loss from the fairly severe bout of calorie restriction.
So, for me personally 2100 calories or around is what I need to lose 1lb a week according to most major calculators and such. Now, what if, in following in Berardi’s footsteps, if I split the 2100 into 3 meals (breakfast, mid-afternoon, late afternoon) and in between them, and after the last meal, have ~10grams of BCAA?"

It would make it a bit easier on me, as splitting 2100 calories into 5-6 meals is killer to me (past experience). So then I can keep the carbs extremely low, except on the carb up Friday afternoon to Saturday, and then just take the BCAA’s normally (gotta establish “normal” for that) on that day.

Any thoughts, feelings?

I’m also planning on running a stim during this cut as well, probably Leviathan if Dave is up for it :smiley: If not, I’m tossing it between Venom tri lean and HRX with maybe ephedrine tagging alone if I feel I can handle it.

bump? anyone? :frowning:

You picked the wrong part of the week for any considerable discussion on this topic.

I’ve seen good reviews and bad reviews on this diet.

You can always try it as an experiment to see if it works for you.

Have you checked out the Anabolic Diet?

are we talking about the gsd?

don’t large doses of BCAA’s have an effect on insulin resistence?

this could be either good or bad…somebody else know the answer??

[quote]John M Berardi wrote:
Damici wrote:
John,

So it’s safe to assume the insulin thing isn’t an issue, even when cutting/low-carbing?

Thanks. :slight_smile:

Yep, you’re safe in that assumption.[/quote]

taken from another thread about BCAA’s.

so I think this diet has a chance of working.

Quote:
John M Berardi wrote:
Damici wrote:
John,

So it’s safe to assume the insulin thing isn’t an issue, even when cutting/low-carbing?

Thanks.

Yep, you’re safe in that assumption.

quoted from Berardi on a thread on BCAA’s.

So, from what I have gathered, even though BCAA’s spike insulin a bit, I should be safe with it during keto, or do you guys think I should just stick to 5-6 meals and deal with it?