Ok, first I guess I need to clear up some misconceptions:
1) The goal of this experiment is not to gain 2lbs, its to objectively evaluate carb back-loading. 2Lbs of LBM with very little fat gain and a moderate increase in strength are how I'll determine if it was a success for me. If it is successful, I will continue the diet for at least four more weeks.
2) My cardio routine is 15 minutes of incline walk at 3.6mph / 13.5% incline. I do this fasted in the morning five days per week.
3) I agree that the food choices on my menus are very unconventional for a bodybuilding diet. I would normally never eat these foods. However, believe it or not, each item was chosen specially and purposefully to be in accordance with this diet.
If you are at all interested in it, check out some of Keifer's writings and pod casts. This guy is not a hack and there is a scientific method to his madness.
Now, I'm not saying that I fully believe in this approach, but it obviously intrigued me enough to give it an honest evaluation. I've chosen not to deviate or try to tweak his diet at all. I'm following strictly according to the author's outline.