Alright, I need critiqued and comments from some of the more astute and you know who you are.
I am in a full blown keto for 30 days (give or take)and do not plan on carbing up (I have done my research here, so don’t chastise me particularly on this point)…I could get into why no carb-up, but having done this before and with my very strict approach, I think I should be okay–nonetheless, fire at will on this point.
The critiquing comes here: Upon completion and reaching my desired level of body fat (around 5 or 6%) I will carb up as normal (around twice diet calories) to replenish all and shift to anabolism (obviously). I plan on using some form of creatine as primarily a recovery agent and to supercompensate the muscle tissue following the extended diet keto as opposed to primarily an anabolic supplement. What creatine should I use per se...I have noticed Met-Rx sells some with ALA in it, so that might be a wise choice. Also I want something that is easy on the stomach, and is easily assimilated.
I have structured the carb up at the lowest possible percent body fat where muscle becomes increasingly made up of the caloric deficit (5%). I am ten days in and have structured calories at 2000-2300 from a maintenance of 3100-3150 approx. and am noticing progressive results. It is my gut feeling that doing this will prime everything for the anabolic shift (i did this before). Initial carb-up begins with 3-4 tablespoons of honey and a cup of frozen rasberries to slowly upregulate liver enzymes (also make sure insulin is repsponsive) and then hit it with high GI carbs for the first 7 hours, followed by the standard low GI the next, and then a phase-in to maintenance eating then lean gain.
Controlling for sodium percentage in diet (which i have done)…supercomp should give me around 5.6lbs…any other particularly helpful recovery agents anybody suggests in this mix?..Let me know