Anyone have any experience putting on muscle and weight on a high fat/high protein diet? I got from 190 to 230 in about year on about 4000 calories a day. 300 protein ,120 fat, 400-450 carbs. I put on some fat but an acceptable amount. Keeping training about constant going from 230 to 238 these last 2 months I put on more fat than muscle.
One reason I believe is because I tore my ACL and meniscus in September and I’m not as active. I also don’t think at this weight my body is handling the carbs as well.
My new plan that I’ve done over the last week is 350 protein, 200 fat, 200 or less carbs. Carbs only around the workout and whatever comes from the 2-3 daily pints of milk. It’s still 4,000 calories but I’ve lost 3 lbs. I know this is probably just water but its interesting how I used to gain 1 lb a week on 4,000 calories (high carb) and now I may be steadily losing weight on 4,000 cal (high fat). Show’s a calorie isn’t a calorie.
Back to my main question: Have any of you guys bulked and gained weight on diets consisting of less than 200 carbs. I’m interested in guy’s who already have a good amount of size (200+) as a 120 lb’er would gain on anything.