I am just gettin started on the Lean Gains, day 4. How have people felt after the first few days? I have energy and feel fine, but I have this feeling of being tired in my face. It's that feeling of exhaustion you may get in your eyes after staying up/out too late, yet I am not tired.
Is this something others have experienced as their body adapts to the regiment? I am not worried, just curious.
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Ok, so I just read through this entire thread from post #1. Got to say that the way I have been eating is similar to LG, without being strictly LG, if you know what I mean. Anyways, this week I tightened up my nutrition re the principles and methods that make up the "Rosie" diet (i.e. the amalgamation of nutritional methods and principles that I use), and in five days I have already lost 1.1% bodyfat (and 7.8 pounds - mostly food and water though, because of all the eating and less training I did last week) and there's still TWO days left until the week officially ends. The most bodyfat I have ever lost in a week was 1.2% - coincidentally, it was also the very first week I started looking into IF, and worked around that. Definitely refreshing, since I love food (Sean honestly couldn't believe it when he first realized that I was NOT sh*tting or exaggerating the amount of calories I consume!) and do not "diet", discovering that when I eat "good" as others deem "good" re clean and no cheating, I get the LEAST progress re fat loss (or anything, really, although my body generally perpetually recomps unless I am making a conscious attempt at fat loss). I always train fasted (well, have predominantly since retiring from cycling, unless I am doing 2-a-day training), so doing that is not an issue, and I actually feel the best when I do that. I used Nick's method re the double training (he was actually the one who made me consider using this as part of my nutritional methods, so thank you, Nick), so my fasting periods are not completely traditional in 16/8 or 12/8, etc., although I have ~12-16 hours every 24 hours (even if not in one block) when I am fasting or having only BCAAs. Anyways, a long ramble about a lot of nothing but something, really saying that LG (or modifications of it) is definitely a lifestyle nutrition plan that can be easily adhered to, and, as already mentioned throughout this thread, it doesn't have to be strictly followed, but can be adapted based on the individual, to get the best possible results for them.
Does anyone here train fasted first thing in the am and then break the fast around midday?
My work schedule is about the change and it makes more sense for me to train fasted before work.
So the schedule will look like this,,,,, last meal at 8pm, sleep, wake up at 4:30 am, train 5:00-6:00 am with an intra/bcaa/peptopro supp, work at 7:00 am, bcaa or peptopro at 8am and 10am, and then break the fast a 12pm.
I train from 7-8 and don't start eating until somewhere between 12&1, and its fine
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I do the same with AM training and a big ass lunch.
Biggest plus of IF is feeling so full and satisfied off so few calories. Really amazing.
Few calories? WTF? I'm over 4k daily without trying.
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This way of eating works for almost anything u want to do! Cut, comp or bulk! Just roll with it baby