Hi all. Started the anabolic diet a week ago friday (or at least I thought), turns out the sugar free jello the wife bought me was pudding and not jello and I didn’t know the pudding has 14g carbs and the jello has 0g…so, I was having two of the puddings a day for about five of my first seven days (noticed it last wed., been <30g carbs since then).
Question is, should I continue the <30g through next weekend and up the the following weekend (Sept 2) which would be 16 days low carb? or carb up next weekend? I can’t say that I feel I’m fat adapted yet nor have I crashed, judging by what my body feels like, and the last thing I want to do is pull the trigger too soon.
Little background…in Jan of '07 I had enough (6’1", 185, little to no definition, working out 4 times a week) so I started the Abs Diet on MH. In less than two months I was down 13 pounds to 172, but by June I had not put on any muscle and went back up to 175. I was using whey pw during this whole time (not that that’s the solution, just letting you know).
Beginning of July I switched from isolation workout moves to combinations (squats, dl, bench, pull-ups, abs, etc) and trying a bit of the carb cycling outlined on T-Nation got up to my current weight of 179 with the nearly the same definition as I had at 172. I want more!!! More size, more definition!!! In the past, I’ve always felt that carbs are the helium and my body the balloon…give me carbs, I swell like a college freshman.
I’m convinced this anabolic diet will work, just need your advice on my screw up during these early stages. Thanks all…by the way, I’ve read through the first 30 pgs or so of the ongoing thread about the anabolic diet (200+ pages, going to be a lot of long nights reading all that!!!). Below is a typical day of eating…
2 fish oil (Flameout)
natural peanut butter
Meal 3: pre-work out
whey protien (30g)
PWO-whey protien (30g)
salad - lettuce, cheese, tuna, cucumber, olive oil, 1000 island dressing
Salmon steak or ribeye
veggies (broccoli, cauliflower)
jello (NOT PUDDING!!!)
heavy whipping cream