There isn’t any reason that you couldn’t have the best of all worlds. You can use the recipes in JB’s Gourmet Nutrition as you please.
Since you’re going to be doing a MAG-10 cycle, I’d recommend the following:
2-Week “On” Cycle
- Protein = 1.5g to 2g x TBW
- Fat = As low as possible; EFAs only
- Carbs = 2g x TBW
The caloric intake above should be higher than your normal maintenance calories. If not, increase carbs slightly.
Meet your EFA requirements. Purchase the leanest cuts of meat possible. Use egg whites intead of eggs. Make sure you’re getting your fish oil and/or flaxseed oil.
To meet the carb requirements above, you’re going to need to choose from startchier, lower-fiber carbs, less green veggies. Whole wheat and sprouted bread (Ezekiel, Mana), whole wheat pasta, brown rice, sweet potatoes and yams are all good choices.
Use protein shakes when you have no other choice and to help you meet your protein requirements. Get up in the middle of the night and have a shake if you need to. But make sure the majority of your protein is the kind you have to chew, and also make sure you’re getting a variety of protein.
2-Week “Off” Cycle
- Protein = 1g x TBW
- Fat = .4g x TBW
- Carbs = 1g to 1.5g x TBW
Carb choices when you’re “off” should include more green veggies, higher fiber carbs, including beans and fruit. Save starchy carbs for PWO only. The “off” cycle is a maintenace cycle. You should not try to cut or lean out. Let your body stabilize.
So as I said above, re JB’s Gourmet Nutrition, just pick meals that help you meet your needs. It’s not a case of either/or.
Good luck, and let me know how it goes! (grin)