Let me just throw a quick disclaimer that this is really directed at people who are following, or at least familiar with, the actual LeanGains protocol not LeanGains "style" IFing which I did for a long time. I mean actually carb/calorie cycling... (more)
Most of the time I eat lower-carb. 2 meals per day, <40g per meal from veggies and the occasional nuts/legumes. I do periodic carb-ups sometimes timed around workouts, sometimes the night before, and sometimes just because. I have no... (more)
Hey, so I've asked many questions before, but I am seriously concerned with how my nutrition has been, what has happened (IMO) because of it, and I am wondering if anyone can help me. I currently am doing WS4SB, a strength/muscle building... (more)
Hey, So my question is: Is it a good idea to count carbs from ALL sources as carbs, when tailoring an amount of carbs to your workout intensity, or should you only count carbs from starch/fruit? Also, I'm trying to experiment with carb cycling,... (more)
During Carb Cycling On the IF diet, Is training fasted on Monday after 2 consecutive no carb days (saturday & sunday) going to be detrimental to muscle and will i sacrifice strength ?
Carb cycling seems to work amazing for reaching a very low body fat percentage, but I can't find any convincing arguments for how it might work, and if it might be a healthy thing to do long term. Any ideas? I initially lost 50lbs going very low... (more)
I've been doing the Leangains style of IF since January with really great results (lost 7kg, maintained muscle, increased strength), and more importantly started learning more about foods & macros. More recently I've been reading around Paleo... (more)
I'm using Leangains + Paleo-ish in order to reach single digit body fat percentage. I'm currently hovering just above 10 and have discovered my first abdominal vein (SWEET). I really like the approach and have had quite a bit of success with it.... (more)
Hi, I'm eating a low to moderate carb diet (around 100g-150g of carbs a day) and was wondering if it's a bad idea to eat carbs with fats at the same time. I'm someone who is trying to lose fat while gaining/maintaining muscle. For example: Rice... (more)
I think it's great to eat some fat with carbs. Fat helps slow digestion down which is generally a good thing for both satiation and blood glucose levels. And it's tasty!
Can any of you give some examples of eating patterns that would incorporate IF and carb cycling for maximum fat loss? Feel free to give eating menu examples. Maybe a better way to ask would be: Knowing what you know now, what would be the best... (more)
Alright, I have been cutting roughly 11 weeks now and from where I started at ~205 and am currently right around 190. The fat loss has been excellent so far and just began "mini" refeed days about 2 weeks ago. I workout in the morning right after... (more)
Background: I started Crossfit and subsequently Paleo in Febuary of this Year. I am 5'10". I weighed 315# when I started. I averaged about 5-6# a week of weight loss until I hit 260lbs. I am currently 255#. Not much weight loss for 3 weeks now. ... (more)
I seen a number of posts on here in regards to low testosterone (mine included) and was wondering if anyone has tried the anabolic diet? You can do a Paleo version of it and it basically a more sophisticated version of carb cycling. Looks... (more)
I currently do MWF weights, TThSa HIIT. All the information I've read regarding carb cycling and pwo recovery states to add starches/carbs after weight-training, but I feel that the HIIT take a lot more out of me and leave me lacking energy the... (more)
Hi All, What are people's experiences with carb cycling either with athletic performance or general level of function? On one hand 'switching things up to prevent habituation' and hormesis argument sound good. On the other hand, 'avoid poisonous... (more)
While I did very well on VLC Paleo, my Athletic Performance and Recovery both improved by introducing Tubers post heavy workouts. I maintain VLC Paleo on non-heavy days.
So I have decided to put some effort into leaning out via the Leangains style fasting method. Has anyone had experience with this in the past? I am trying to figure out how many carbs I should be eating on workout days versus rest days. I don't... (more)
Not sure if I'm quite wording this right since there are so many different concepts. But I was curious if there would be any benefit in a combination to get in better shape as far as losing fat and trying to build muscle? Was thinking of about 3... (more)
Hey Guys, I??m doing Paleo Leangains since about 5 to 6 weeks now (Paleo for over a year), feeling pretty good with it. I have a 8 hour training window, train fasted, then eat HCLF on training days with lots of starchy Veggies, Bananas and such,... (more)