According to JB’s calculations, at 195 and 8-10%bf, I should be eating ~4400kcal/day to gain weight, but I’ve found that I get fat at 3600kcal/day! Am I to believe that I can take in 800kcal/day beyond what is an already lardiness-inducing quantity of calories and yet not get fat simply by virute of not mixing carbs and fats? Call me skeptical, but this sounds like voodoo. I have trouble believing nutrient intake timing could have such an IMMENSE effect on nutrient partitioning.
Even if separating carbs and fats were the magic bullet of nutrient partitioning, I don’t see how anyone could follow JB’s eating plan and get in all the kcal they were supposed to. Using myself as an example, assuming I eat 6 meals a day, needing 4400kcal, each meal I take in needs to be 700-some odd calories. Assuming a protein intake of 1.5 grams/pound of bodyweight, each protein and carb meal would be 50 grams of protein and 125 grams of carbs. Each protein and fat meal would be 50 grams of protein and 55(!) grams of fat. Now, the meals that JB lists in his Massive Eating articles are more along the lines of 50gpro/30 g. carbs and 50pro/25 g. fat, respectively. So I don’t see how all the calories are supposed to add up. Should I be eating 6 700+ calorie meals per day with the obscene quantity of food per sitting that implies, or am I supposed to eat more on the order of 12 meals per day? To top it all off, one of these mega-meals is necessarily going to occur right before bed. But don’t we all more or less agree that a lower calorie meal containing some casein and a tbsp. or so of EFA’s is ideal just before bed? And as if that isn’t enough, one of the protein and carb meals in JB’s plan should be post-workout. But the 50g. pro and 125g. carbs that needs must comprise such meals on 4400 kcal/day don’t jive w/ JB’s own .8/.4 post-workout formula (which suggests more on the order of 35 g. protein and 70 g. carb post-workout for a person like myself).
Sorry this post is so long. I’m really hoping someone can resolve these inconsistencies for me.