So I was reading and writing on another thread (Poliquin Bio-signature) about my specific fat storage situation. I hold most of my bf on my lower ab and love handle region. I’ve read around and to me this indicates a lack of insulin sensitivity. I want to increase my insulin sensitivity. I’d like to find out the right supplements to aid me with this specifically. Let me give you all some specifics so you know what I lift/eat/supplement.
24 years old
220lbs, approx 13% bf (bio impedance has me between 11%-14%)
Get rid of this damned “spare tire” bf storage
I just finished a pretty routine split (Chest/Bis, Legs/Delts, Back/Tris)
I am currently switching things up and doing Waterbury’s Body of Fire. For those who don’t know what that is (paid program), its a lot of plyometric work, db work, circuits, etc. The progression from week to week is almost always a reduction in rest time. I’ve never trained like this before, night and day from what I normally do. I think the program will help me toward my goal of bf reduction.
I try to maintain the “earn your carbs” mentality. With that in mind, my carbs come almost always PWO, and in the AM (or, at least before 2-3pm). The thing is, I think given my lack of insulin sensitivity I might need to cut these back even further. I’m finishing up day 1 of a 14 day period where I will do my best to take in zero carbs. Basically the idea behind this is to gauge how I feel after this period, I suspect it will be a really good thing for me. If so, I will stick to this style of eating, and refeed when I feel depleted. I will have vegetables which will of course have some carbs in them, but my daily intake will be < 30grams. Between chicken, steaks, turkey, ground beef (and protein shakes) I get around 300 grams of protein a day. The rest of my cals will come from fat.
I think I am lactose intolerant to some degree. Whenever I have a big glass of milk, I get gastric distress within an hour or two. Cheese in smaller portions doesn’t seem to bother me, and protein shakes are no problem at all. So with that in mind, during this 14 strict phase when I’m eliminating the carbs, I am also dropping the dairy. Whey shakes will stay on the menu because as I said I never feel any negative effect from tham.
I take Flameout (2 per day) and generic fish oil (I just swallow as many as I can fit in my mouth, usually 7 or 8 at 1gram a pop, the epa/dha ratio is not indicated on the bottle). In addition to the fish oil, I take a multi and vit D. This concludes my supplementation.
Alright folks, that’s pretty much it. My diet is good (but can always be better, which is what I’m working on right now). I’ve changed my training protocols to something new and different which I think will be conducive to my goals. I just want your opinion on what I can do to get rid of this fat storage.