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First Day on the Anabolic Diet

 Hey folks this is my first day on the anabolic diet and I just wanted some feed back I'm I doing things right or am I real wrong.

So here it is.

So it is 60% fat or 200 g from fat, 36% protein or 270 g and 4% carbs or 30 g.

Today:
Breakfast
4 eggs, two slices of hams and 40 g of cheese and 15 ml of olive oil. about 47 g of protein and 55 g of fat

Snack
Protein shake. about 50 g of protein

Diner
250 g of chicken about 50 g of protein and 17 of fat also a greem pepper

Snack
ham and cheese. 70 g of protein and 33 fat

supper
250 g of beef about 50g of protein and 37 f plus a salad with olive oil.

snack
apple and almounds and cheese

so what do you think folks?

Thanks
Neo

Neo, you need to enter everything you’re eating into www.nutritiondata.com or www.fitday.com. Apples, nuts, cheese, deli meat, salad, green pepper and protein shakes all have carbs. You shouldn’t consume more than 30g of NET CARBS over the course of the whole day. As Disc Hoss has been known to say, “Count carbs like an accountant!!!” It doesn’t matter whether you drink it or chew it, all carbs count … especially the first 12 days.

Net Carbs = Total Carbs minus Fiber Carbs

What’s maintenance calories for you? What’s your current body weight?

Have you read the eBook on the Anabolic Diet or the Anabolic Solution?

Yeah listen to TT, except… most cheeses do not have any carbs or have less than 1g per serving. Crappy sliced processed cheese- yes it has carbs. But you know better than to eat that.

Also- Ham is by far the worst meat choice on the AD. It has more carbs per ounce than any other meat. Switch to beef, pork, or turkey. All of which have some fat. Chicken is a waste of time on the AD, unless you switch over to cutting after the induction.

And what kind of chicken are you eating for dinner that has that much fat?

And seriously an apple??? Fruit is strictly off limits except on your carb load. There is no way you can eat everything else on your list and still have enough spare carbs that an apple will fit.

Yes I did read the book.

I am a little under maintenance right now I am supposed to eat around 3366 cal but the thing is I never hate that much so instead of being sick about it and just giving up I am up to 3000. That is a lot considering I use to eat about 1800 2000 cal. Also I am trying to lose some bodyfat I am about at 16 to 17% at 187 lbs.

I did count the carbs, I don’t think I went over the 30 g recommendation. But I didn’t bother counting the pepper because I thought that you did not count what was green, you didn’t count onions and mushroom either…but overall what would you recommend TT? what should I change? Because money is kind short so I need the protein drinks to up the protein intake at a low price.

Thanks
Neo

[quote]eengrms76 wrote:
Yeah listen to TT, except… most cheeses do not have any carbs or have less than 1g per serving. Crappy sliced processed cheese- yes it has carbs. But you know better than to eat that.

Also- Ham is by far the worst meat choice on the AD. It has more carbs per ounce than any other meat. Switch to beef, pork, or turkey. All of which have some fat. Chicken is a waste of time on the AD, unless you switch over to cutting after the induction.

And what kind of chicken are you eating for dinner that has that much fat?

And seriously an apple??? Fruit is strictly off limits except on your carb load. There is no way you can eat everything else on your list and still have enough spare carbs that an apple will fit.[/quote]

The kind of chicken I eat is only the legs (brown meat) I just read the tab on the package. I also read the tab on the ham package and it did not have any carbs?!! Thats why I tought I could “afford an apple”

Man this is a bit harder then I thought!!

I like chicken thighs. They are dark meat and thus fattier than other chicken parts. It gives them a great taste.

I doubt that your ham was carb free. It is possible, but unlikely. Most ready to eat meat has a gram or two of carbs per serving. It usually is some kind of sugar added for flavouring. At times I have seen dextrose or brown sugar listed in the ingredients while no carbs are listed on the package. I do not know what to think but usually assume there is at least 1 g per serving.

Best to save your carbs for veggies and nuts as much as possible. Some will also go to the above mentioned ready to eat meats. Few of us can really be grilling up a steak every couple hours, and most of us like some sausage, bacon, salame, etc, for variety besides.

An apple is ok but bear in mind that a single apple (especially one of those large ones that are the common size found in supermarkets these days) is going to be at minimum 16 g of carbs. More than likely it will be more like 20 g of carbs.

If you can afford to use 2/3 of your carbs in one place during the day then go for it, but I would not suggest it. It makes the rest of the day that much harder. The good doctor in his book did say that some of his clients save all of their carbs for a scoop of ice cream at the end of the day, or for a little chocolate.

Hey mate, I just started the AD yesterday, I also didn’t realize how few cals i’m eating. got about 1800 yesterday on the first day though that’s because I hadn’t had time with work to do a lot of shopping. Will pick up today; had cream and a scoop of protein for breakfast thus far.

Good advice regarding nutritiondata.com etc, really helps
keep a food log too, i just started one in excel. helping me plan things for subsequent days.
Going to cook up about a kilo of burgers soon.

[quote]neoplasme wrote:
Yes I did read the book.

I am a little under maintenance right now I am supposed to eat around 3366 cal but the thing is I never hate that much so instead of being sick about it and just giving up I am up to 3000. That is a lot considering I use to eat about 1800 2000 cal. Also I am trying to lose some bodyfat I am about at 16 to 17% at 187 lbs.

I did count the carbs, I don’t think I went over the 30 g recommendation. But I didn’t bother counting the pepper because I thought that you did not count what was green, you didn’t count onions and mushroom either…but overall what would you recommend TT? what should I change? Because money is kind short so I need the protein drinks to up the protein intake at a low price.

Thanks
Neo[/quote]

You will FAIL at the AD if you do not follow the plan and go 18X BW for the first two weeks. What your maintenance level is does not matter. I don’t care if you want to cut or not. Deciding if you are cutting or gaining doesn’t come until week three. If you do not intake the right amount of fat and calories during the induction phase you will not make the metabolic shift and you’ll just be wasting your time. Plain and simple. I know it’s only a 400 calorie difference, but it’s important.

This doesn’t have to be hard. The AD is actually rather simple, if you understand and know food. You have to “know” if there are carbs, even when the package says 0. You have to know exactly how many are in the apple if you want to try and fit it in. Did you? Yes some of it is fiber, but a shitload of it is fructose.