I'm familiar with the physiological processes that occur in the use of fat for energy (beta-oxidation and so on). That said, I don't control my diet based on time (I learned to know when I'm hungry instead of starving).
I have a diet rich in polyunsaturated fats and animal protein. It is not a diet I have for achieving a specific goal, it is just the stuff I like to eat (It came all together, eventually). However, I would like to alter it a little bit to promote some fat loss without interrupting protein synthesis (I recently started working out again). Due to my relatively low body fat %, I wonder how long I would have to wait after eating for my body to start breaking stored fat at a greater rate and how long it would stay at that before it starts dropping my metabolism drastically.
- Age: 21
- Height: 6 feet
- Weight: 185
- BF %: 11.5
Estimation for diet:
- Meals (4x): 60-70% fat, 20-30% protein, 0-10% carbs, 600 cals
- Snacks (3x): 40% fat, 60% protein, 200 cals
- Post-workout: 30% fat, 30% protein, 30% glucose (lactose free milk), 200 cals
I've been gaining weight with little reduction to my BF % (Based on my calculations, I'm confident the % loss was a product of muscle mass increase and not body fat loss). I have quite some subcutaneous fat around the waist that is asking to go away. It is just sitting there, and it seems that my body is leaving it alone. I wonder if integrating my snacks to my meals and giving greater intervals between meals will get my body to a point where it will rely on my "waist battery" for short periods of time right before getting another meal, gradually getting rid of it (Even if it sacrifices protein synthesis for that period). In fact, I don't mind if I just move it from subcutaneous to visceral (If that is even possible).
Thanks for your attention
asked byArthurso (5)
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