I have searched a bit, but haven't found a satisfying answer
I apologize if this actually beats a dead horse.
I'm coming back from a 3 month layoff during which I lost 25 pounds, mostly in the upper body. I wanted to give running one more serious chance before I committed myself to weightlifting/bbing, and I have fully decided to commit to the latter.
So, I'm now 5'10, 155 and bulking. I'm just starting back (it's been about a week), and I'm working my ass off. There are certain things that I want to do differently from my past bulking experience, though--one of which is to try taking creatine. I have a reasonably extensive athletic background and profile, but the past few months I had been dieting to get back my old "runner's body." If you want to see my diet and exercise at this point, you can check the training log I maintain here.
So here's the question: I'm now on a pretty low carb, very high protein and high fat diet, which is a transition from a diet that was higher in carbs and pretty low in protein. Should I wait on the creatine for a couple of weeks?
I was thinking that I should for two reasons: a) make sure my body is fully acclimated to lifting without it; b) because perhaps the increased protein intake is already a lot for my body to handle, and the creatine might be better added when my body has made adjustments to its current circumstances.
On the other hand, I feel as if I've read from some sources that creatine is most effective right at this window that I'm now in--right when starting back.
Of course, I know this is all marginal. My progress will ultimately be determined by what goes on in the weight room and the kitchen.
I appreciate any input any of you might have.