The recent resurgence of articles concerning the Anabolic Diet inspired me to try it for myself. I wasn't getting the results I wanted from my previous diet plan (which basically included large quantities of lean mean and low-carb fruits and veggies), and so I decided that the AD was worth a shot.
I just wrapped up the third day, and something that I've noticed is that I am INSANELY hungry, and, from what I've heard, the high amount of dietary fat is supposed to curb hunger, not increase my appetite. Here's a few stats that may help
Body Fat: Around 8-9%
Daily Caloric Intake: ~3800 (~30 carbs, at least 60-65% fat, 30-35% protein)
Type of Food:
Cheese (Mozzarella, Cheddar, Parmesan, Swiss)
Meat (Turkey Sausage, Churizo, Pepperoni, Ground Beef, and occasionally
chicken when I find myself needing to catch up with protein)
Fats (Fish Oil Supplement, Nuts, Olive Oil)
Veggies (When I have room for the carbs, something like spinach, zucchini, other low net carb veggies. I also grabbed some Benefiber to increase my intake)
Water (Typically as much as I can tolerate; I've been drinking more to control my appetite)
Sometimes I will use a scoop, at most two, of whey protein to get my protein as close to 35% as possible if it's lagging behind (low carb powder)
That's really the most pertinent information that I can include. I haven't really experienced any of the negative symptoms besides a bit of a headache on that first day since my diet has been SUPER clean for at least five years now.
If you've experienced this or have any advice to help me control my hunger, I would love to hear it. I don't expect hunger to be a problem once I start trying to bulk up to 225, but I don't want to be hungry for the next two weeks while my body undergoes the metabolic shift.