I’m trying to get some more specifics concerning the Poliquin, and apparently very similar Serrano, diet. I thought about buying “Manly Weight Loss” though all I’ve heard from reviews is that it is a Sportpharma advertisement and nothing is in it that isn’t already available on the net. Unfortunately I can’t find many specifics on the actual diet plan. From what I gather it’s about 60% protein, 30% fat and 10% carbs, the carbs coming from green beans? What is so magical about green beans btw? Also I see no mention of calories which supposedly poliquin doesn’t specify. I’ve gathered that you multiply your bodyweight x 1.5 for your protein intake. I weigh 210 so thats 315 grams or 1260 calories. So if I want that to be 60% of total calories then half of that would be 30% which is the ratio of fats I want. So that’s 630 calories of fat, or 70 grams. Then thats about 52 grams of carbs left to make 208(close enough to 210) calories. In total about 2100 calories which is near what I’m eating right now with an iso-caloric diet. So far as I can tell you follow this strictly and on every 5th day you can have a “free” carb meal. Then when you get to 8%bf or lower you can have a free day every 5th day. What constitutes the free meal? Any specific limit to amount and types of carbs? And should it be on a workout day and be the post workout meal?
So is what I’ve listed above basically correct? Also any specific times and ratios for certain meals? The carbs spread out between meals or only in the post workout meal? I know CP preaches about fish oil caps and flax oil as well so it’s obvious where he wants his fat to come from.
Also I've found a few places, including this site, that talks about the GBC training and I have a few questions about it as well. Since it's a full body workout is it safe to do it 2 days in a row using the 5 day split? Or should it be an every other day(MWF) workout? With no aerobics it seems that 3 days a week would not be enough but 2 days in a row of full body workouts doesn't sound either.
At any rate can someone fill in the blanks or point me in the right direction for the diet specifics? I’ve scoured the net, including searches on this forum, and that’s all that I’ve come up with. Sorry about all the questions but I’m trying to put it all together from various sources.