This is the start of a thread about the effects of the anabolic diet on me. I bought the book after reading the "Tell em David Barr Sent ya" thread. Disc Hoss is a Hoss. I want to be one strong mo' fo' Hoss myself.
I started the anabolic diet Sunday June 12, 2005 and feel great so far. I'm not having much of a problem sticking to the diet so far. I ate really clean before and only miss my veggies and oatmeal with blueberries so far. I have never kept a journal of any kind, but did yesterday as the start of my diet. I ate too many veggies and went over about 8 carbs. I will adjust and just eat a shitload of veggies in 12 days. The first 12 days my goal is high protein/high fat/30 grams of carbs. By keeping the food journal I found that I don't get even close to enough protein. I got about .8g per pound of body weight yesterday and ate more protein than I have in years. Changing that is a new goal of mine.
I'll try to update this thread every few days. I'll try to post my diet journal once a week...if anyone is interested.
The first 12 days of the diet is the conversion from carb. burning for fuel to fat burning for fuel. Then 1 to 2 days of carb. spiking. After you start to "smooth out" you go back to high fat/high protein/low carb for 5 days and then you spike for 1 to 2 days. This cycle continues on indefinately. I'm giving it 3 weeks. If I don't see muscle mass gain and better recovery then I'll go back to my usual diet with the addition of more protein. If my workouts are shit and I'm loosing muscle I'll go back to my diet with the addition of more protein. If I see better workouts/better recovery and additional muscle mass I'll continue the diet indefinately. I'm motivated by getting stronger! Hopefully this is the missing link for me.