I’m curious what kind of fat the beef patties are coming with that isn’t animal fat… And aside from that, it’s hard to eat too much fat in general.
As far as your diet goes, how lean are you? I maintain the level of leanness in my avatar picture without completing ditching carbs/sugar. I actually eat a lot of carbs. Unless you’re getting to, as I mentioned earlier, contest leanness (leaner than me), you don’t need to worry. Maybe just make sure you minimize carb intake from other sources. What kind of diet are you trying to follow?[/quote]
Not carb phobic. Was once, wasted a year of training with almost no improvement – now I eat my damn carbs. I was previously getting 2-3 bowls of brown rice in per day, along with carbs coming from turkey patties, etc. Just, currently running this: https://www.T-Nation.com/diet-fat-loss/2-weeks-to-shredded
After these two weeks, I’ll be going back to more ‘normal’ clean eating – lots of ‘clean’ carbs every day. I’m not quite trying for contest lean, but I am looking to ditch my lower ab fat (something I’ve never accomplished before). Also thought it would be interesting to gain from such a low bodyfat % (lots of cool science about improved nutrient partitioning, etc.).
Despite the very low carb days, training is still going well – hit a squat PR yesterday. I think it’s due to Plazma (the carb I have not and will not cut). I’ll throw up a picture later, if it helps.
EDIT: about the beef patties – they arrive dripping in oil/grease. Unfortunately, my ‘healthy’ dining hall still cooks everything in canola oil. Ugh. Miss my cosseted, coconut oil-filled upbringing. [/quote]
It sounds like you’re on the right track. I certainly agree about the benefits of Plazma. I never train without it. I also agree that gaining muscle from a very lean starting point works well, at least for me. You’ll likely benefit greatly from this. Every time I’ve reached a slightly leaner physique than I’ve ever been previously, it becomes easier to reach that point from then on, and it becomes easier to gain muscle while maintaining a low bf %.