adefwebserver's Journal, 12 May 2019

Day 1 of a planned 6 days of ‘no solid food’ fasting

Back from vacation!

Looks like I lost weight, haha! No…. During my vacation, I have been weighing myself at the resort with my clothes on so this ‘drop’ today is surely due to that.

Anyway, back to my normal routine. I have exactly 20 pounds to lose to get back to what I consider to be my true weight. I am soooo over trying to ‘build up a muscular body’ by ‘bulk and cut’. If I ‘bulk’ again it is only because I want to take a ‘mental break’ and eat croissants…

After my vacation both from work and from my diet, here is what I learned…

🌟 I can’t eat 200 carbs a day. I only need to look at the chart. I would have to be a special kind of stupid to try to spin that to be anything other than what it is.

The average the previous month was: 1367kcal (Fat: 93.05g, Protein: 66.54g, Carbs: 61.45g). Yes, I doubled the calories, but it would take 3500 calories to add a pound of fat. To gain 10 pounds In 10 days only to an increase in calories, I would need to consume (3500 x 10 days = 35,000) extra calories to account for this weight gain. The weight gain is explained by my tripling the carbs! (because my body requires water to store the glycogen (mostly created by the carbs) in my muscle tissue). However, I estimate to be 3-4 pounds of actual fat added that I need to lose the hard way.

🌟 My muscles are fine. For months I have been fasting and cutting my protein because excess protein (for me more than 50g a day), triggers additional fat producing insulin (I have previously posted the numbers to prove this). I have 🏋🏾 lifted heavy in the gym 5 out of the last 7 days. I have hit my highest lifts ever (230lbs squats and 240lbs deadlifts). This tells me that: (A) I simply do-not-need-high-amounts-of-Protein and (B) My body will only start tearing down muscle tissue when I am starving, not when I am fasting. When I can put 230 pounds on my back and do 10 squats at 50 years old, I know I don't **need** to consume high amounts of protein or I will "lose muscle tissue".

So the plan is ‘no solid food fasting’ at least 5 days a week and EPIC amounts of cardio 🏃🏾🏃🏾. I hope to run 5-7 miles a day at least 6 days a week. I ‘may’ hit the gym once or twice a week. I will see where I am at in two weeks…

😎 Life is Good! Have a great day everyone!
181.0 lb Lost so far: 26.0 lb.    Still to go: 17.0 lb.    Diet followed poorly.

Diet Calendar Entries for 12 May 2019:
1065 kcal Fat: 75.00g | Prot: 68.00g | Carb: 16.50g.   Breakfast: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder. Dinner: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Slim-Fast Keto Shake. Snacks/Other: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Slim-Fast Keto Shake. more...
2646 kcal Activities & Exercise: Running - 6/mph - 50 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 10 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet adefwebserver's own diet   losing 7.0 lb a week

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I hope you enjoyed your vacation!  
12 May 19 by member: Keilin_4
@Keilin_4 - I did! Thank You :) I basically took a 'mental break' from dieting and ate sandwiches, croissants and any other carb I had been denying myself and just 'let go'. I'm sooo done, happy to be 'back to my new normal' Haha! - - Happy Mother's Day! 
12 May 19 by member: adefwebserver
That is great, you will be back to your previous weight soon, you know what to do. Thank you! 😊 
12 May 19 by member: Keilin_4
Curious, are you lifting with Barbells (BB) on those two exercises or machines? When I first started to lift it was with machines, but now I have switched to BB & trying to lift the same lbs have changed.  
12 May 19 by member: srossca
@srossca - I have barbells at home that I rarely use because I only have 50lbs barbells and I am used to 180lbs+. When I 'lift' now it is either with a "Smith Machine" or totally free standing with just a bar and a Squat Stand. I will drop the squats by 10lbs when using a Squat Stand because I want to allow myself some 'wiggle room and control' (because-youre-on-your-own!), but, I will deadlift the same as with a "Smith Machine" (no worries just drop the bear if I have any 'trouble') - - My point about the protein was that at even a 'fat' 180lbs I am pulling nearly 50lbs over my weight for 30-40 reps on a compound exercise. At one point I did it three days in a row so the last day was without proper recovery (and I had to drop 10lbs on all lifts). After dropping my protein to around 60grams a day on average for 2 months, this tells me there that it has had no negative effect at all :) During that same time my average weight has been the lowest it has been since last year. I don't believe I can drop weight without dropping protein along with the carbs. I know it is different for others. I just wanted to show that concerns others have brought up about "loss of muscles" just can't be supported if I am able to perform such lifting.  
12 May 19 by member: adefwebserver
On proteins, try a skinless chicken breast, very few calories, but plenty of proteins. In addition, I mainly marinate with salsa (crock pot) vs. BBQ & this helps keep the calories low.  
12 May 19 by member: srossca
Do agree with srossca. I often wish for you to give industrial powder a break, in order to give more holistic sources of nutrition a go. The proteins in like a chicken breast is only worth something like 2.2 calories per gram, and not 4 like some want us to believe. This due to the power it takes to make it into energy.  
12 May 19 by member: Diddlee
@srossca, @Diddlee - I agree! Keep in mind my 'protein shakes' are only because by not eating solid food I am able to stick to my macros. I agree skinless chicken breast would be healthier. 
12 May 19 by member: adefwebserver
@adefwebserver Forgive me for intruding but I want to point out that chicken is bad cause it rise Heterocyclic C of carbon in other words Uric Acid and builds crystals in your joints and under your skin. Better find a substitute for it. 
14 May 19 by member: Kirkovm


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