hris Shugart: Another thing I like about this protocol – which is sort of a Pulse Feast/V-Diet combo – is that the evening meal is open for manipulation. You can adjust based on your goal – primary fat loss or primary muscle gain – or if you’re body-aware enough you can adjust based on your needs. For example, you may instinctively know that you need some clean carbs in the evening meal because it was leg day and your body is demanding them.
Chris Shugart: …walk to the cooler and grab a Plazma RTD. (Spoiled rotten, I know.)
Chris Shugart: @brandon76: Yes, it’s hard for we former carb-fearers to get over sometimes, but things like FINiBAR and Plazma accelerate fat loss, even though they’re “carby.” But I wrote yesterday, we can’t compare these types of thermic carbs to solid foods carbs like bread. Different animal, different effect on the body. I may bump to 3 servings of Plazma every training day. Right now I’m playing it by ear. Luckily, I’m training at the Biotest Training Lab so if I decide to have an extra Plazma I just…
Chris Shugart: Fat loss has been steady, losing a pound of fat roughly every two days. Training is going well. As mentioned, I hit a PR (pinned bench press.) Mood is good, energy is good, mind actually feels clearer than normal. Not suffering at all really. I missed having lunch for a the first day or two, but that’s over now and I really look forward to my post-training FINiBAR and pulse.
Chris Shugart: Here’s exactly what I’m doing: 5 or 6AM: Brain Candy. 7AM: MAG-10 + FINiBAR (breakfast). 8:30AM Indigo-3G, 6 capsules. 9AM: Training with two servings of Plazma, sometimes 3 on Dead-Squat days. 10:30AM: MAG-10 + Finibar. 12:30PM: MAG-10 pulse 2:30PM: MAG-10 Pulse. 4:30PM: MAG-10 pulse. 6PM: Healthy solid meal + Flameout. 12AM or whenever I wake naturally to hit the head: MAG-10 pulse in slushie form.
Chris Shugart: @sput79: That’s very cool to hear. Looks like several of us have stumbled upon this method. My newest experiment is to have two FINiBARs during the day as well with a MAG-10 pulse: basically for breakfast, then about 30-60 minutes post-workout. (I’m a mid-morning lifter.) So far the fat loss is just as good, and my workouts aren’t suffering the normal “diet blahs.” In fact, I hit a PR this week while “cutting.” Can’t beat that.
hris Shugart: And if you take care of workout nutrition with Plazma or Anaconda, then adjust the final feeding to meet caloric goals, this can be a great method for lean-mass gains.
Chris Shugart: (cont) And you’re right, it’s pretty economical: no breakfast, lunch, or snacks to buy. Ridiculously convenient too for those who work away from home or go to school. The only people who may struggle are those who are hooked through the opiate receptors from a food addiction issue. But this fades after 3-4 days.
Chris Shugart: @T-bone12: My method of doing this style of plan is to pulse with MAG-10 at least 5 times before the evening feeding. And 6 pulses would have most people pulsing every two hours until the evening meal. What I do is pulse 5 times, evening meal, then I have a middle-of-the-night pulse when I naturally wake to use the bathroom. I don’t sweat the details of this last pulse. Sometimes I have 1/3 before bed, 1/3 when I wake to pee, then the last 1/3 in the morning.