A couple weeks ago i started a high protein, high fat, low carb diet and it feels awesome. I have a weird obsession with bodybuilders from the 50s-70s, so like there training methods, i also am copying there diets to see how it works out for me. So far, i have a lot of energy. Which is strange because youd think with all the whole wheat and oats etc. that i was eating before wouldve gave me more energy. It seems in this diet the fat is used for energy instead. Maybe my body is particularly good at turning fat into energy?
So anyway im eating cottage cheese in the morning, egg whites, and fruit. For lunch, almonds, cheese, and greek yogurt. And dinner chicken or steak with various lower carb veggies or spinach. I also drink a half gallon of fairlife milk a day. Another thing to note, is amazingly i dont have any gas issues partly due to the lactase in the milk, but even still. Im not bloated or uncomfortable at all and i dont feel the need to snack between meals.
Thats a lot of fat if i do whole milk and full fat cheese and yogurt. At least it seems like a lot. What is an appropriate amount of fat for a diet like this. Obviously this diet is focused around building muscle and keeping fat off and not necessarily super healthy, im aware. But i dont want to intake a rediculous amount of fat. For now im doing all reduced fat, but not fat free as a compromise. But if ill benefit strength/size wise by doing whole fat i will.
So currently with the reduced fat options im getting about 90g of fat, 36g sat fat, and a whopping 305g of protein without any supplements, how do you like that? Thats a lot of protein. more than i need but it goes to show you dont need to spend money on protein powders. But, its a ton of money for milk so it probably adds up the same.