Log Keto Diet+Stack- Alphamine+Compound20+Vanillean +ReduceXT
- 06-03-2013, 06:56 PM
So over the last several days I've been drinking protein 3 to 4 times per day and taking recoup, these are the only changes to my diet but my ketosis has gone from "large amount of ketones" to small amount. Now I trust both USP Labs and EAS, but I'm thinking one of the two may have more carbs than advertised as I noticed there seems to be a correlation between carb intake and ketone levels. However, earlier in the diet I had a small amount of ketones and I still lost weight steadily.
If I continue to make steady progress (as I feel I will) then I will assume the carb count in each supplement is right.
- 06-06-2013, 03:57 PM
Weighed in yesterday at 222 so this is the first time since beginning the weight loss that I've hit a small stall. However, my stomach was 37" (compared to the 42" I started the diet at!) and after comparing progress pics from the past 2 weeks I think it looks like I leaned out more in my chest, shoulders, and a tiny bit in my stomach. Since my strength continues to climb I strongly suspect I am building muscle and burning fat- this new Oxyelite Protein is awesome! BTW, the taste has grown on me to the point where it tastes way better than muscle milk. I've only got about 1/3rd of my 2lb container left, definitely buying more soon. I should explain the only change I've made in the past two weeks is adding 2-4 scoops a day in my diet (which also replaced some of my other calories as the shake is pretty filling), I also haven't done cardio in a week which I'm going to fix today and go for a HIIT session before hitting the weights.
Here are the past two weeks- I can't wait to compare all photos at the end!
- 06-06-2013, 04:21 PM
Try and limit protein powder to 1 scoop a day man. Save yourself some $ and eat whole foods.Current Unsponsored XGELS log
06-06-2013, 04:45 PM
Probably true, but I actually prefer the protein. It helps curb my carb cravings.
06-06-2013, 05:20 PM
Tnere are ways to make sweet things that are still low carb. But I guess whatever works for you man. Most important thing is just doing whatever you feel it will take to stay on track. Your $ not mine. Either way, good job and keep up the good work man!
Current Unsponsored XGELS log
06-06-2013, 06:46 PM
06-06-2013, 06:53 PM
Man peanut butter is the death of me. I can easily take down a jar without even realizing what I'm doing once I get a jar and a spoon in my hands. I haven't had peanut butter in a WHILE. I stick to almond butter now because I can control myself with that unlike pb.
06-06-2013, 06:55 PM
06-17-2013, 09:14 AM
Sorry for not updating in awhile, I need to check my weight this week but my stomach is down to 36.5" so I'm definitely still losing at a steady pace.
On a side note, had my first cheat meal at a wedding this past weekend but I'm pretty sure I burned it right off as I danced for about 90min afterward. I will also post a two week progress pic then.
06-21-2013, 03:59 PM
06-22-2013, 08:54 PM
Weighed in earlier today at 217, down 33lbs, about another 30 to go!
06-22-2013, 10:14 PM
06-23-2013, 09:58 PM
So the liquid torem I got is about to expire in August and I have 1 bottle of epi and a half a bottle of sd...ideas on a recomp?
Also have erase, and omega 3s but need cycle assist/organ shield yet. I bought this all w the intention of using after getting cut, problem is its all from Nov (except sd is from longer ago) so I want to use it before it expires. Thoughts on a split?
28 caps erase
90 caps 10mg epi
43 caps sd 10mg
Red yeast rice
Sd: 2/day 3 weeks bridge to epi 4 per day until all 90 caps run out (23 days)+ support supps
Erase, torem, support supps
I will buy more of each supp if needed, thoughts?
06-23-2013, 10:05 PM
06-24-2013, 03:50 PM
So any thoughts on tossing the sd to epi bridge in the mix?
06-24-2013, 04:32 PM
Now thinking epi bridge to sd is better- lean out recomp more then add muscle after dropping to my goal bf%. Only thing left is I'm not sure if dosing epi 40mg for 3 weeks or 30 mg for 4 weeks would be an effective dosage to help cut? Never took epi before but have done SD a few times so I know the drill. Just not familiar with how epi will react to a higher dose shorter time or low dose longer time. What dosage would you do?
06-25-2013, 10:18 PM
Ok new plan, doing pulse
week 1: Odd days 20 mg epi, even days 10mg sd
Week 2: odd days 30mg epi, even days 20mg sd
Week 3: odd days 40mg epi, even days 20mg sd
Week 4: same as week 3
Week 5 & 6: no sd, pulse 40 mg epi on odd days
Red yeast rice
I rarely drink n plan to do zero drinoing on cycle bc of the two methyl compounds. I will likely buy organ shield to be safe as well. What do you guys think for pct, does the above combo look good? Was debating tossing in DAA as well but torem works pretty damn well at bringing everything back.
06-25-2013, 11:34 PM
Journey so far in pics
So here were the pics I have so far from the beginning:
Hope attaching all these work...can't wait to see what the next 2 months hold!
06-28-2013, 10:16 AM
Bought the following (thanks nutraplanet for the crazy deals!)
Elite XT protein 4.4lb
I figure this plus my on hand supps and I should have plenty for a while
06-28-2013, 10:40 AM
You have made some great progress so far! Excited to see you keep it going and how the pulse cycle works out
joh408 is taking Follidrone on a ride: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplement-reviews-logs/252416-joh408-taking-follidrone.html
06-28-2013, 03:18 PM
07-06-2013, 11:52 PM
So everything is going great. .. weights are jumping and I feel like I keep slimming out. Also bought cycle support, modern bcaa, reduce xt, and sesamin to toss in (reduce xt in pct im thinking? Opinions here?) However I started to slowly up my carbs to about 40g per day (from 30). My rationale is sd is a carb monster and its a lot harder to add fat while taking it (from past experience). Do you guys think this 10g increase could slow my cutting progress? Also upped the pulse in week 2 to 20mg sd/30mg epi. Thanks for the advice in advance.
07-07-2013, 07:32 AM
Reduce xt in pct - sure. Good addition.
Upping carbs from 30 to 40 grams while on cycle of sd and epi - there's no issue. That's still really low and you'll still be fine cutting.
07-07-2013, 03:21 PM
I should also mention I hurt my back sleeping funny on the sofa so I haven't done cardio for about a week and have only lifted about 3 times in the past seven days. But now my back is all better so I'll be lifting 6-7 days per week and cardio 5 days per week.
07-07-2013, 05:07 PM
Don't overdo it man. You need to allow for proper rest. On cycle you may be able to get away with doing that much but during pct and afterward id back off a little bit man. Recovery is just as important buddy.
07-07-2013, 06:28 PM
07-14-2013, 07:32 PM
Weighed in, no change but my muscles are bigger, strengtg went up and waist shrank a tad...think I need to up the cardio again as ive been slacking there...
07-15-2013, 03:14 PM
Think I may be getting a little bit of a start of gyno in right nip, small tiny bump that is sore when squeezed lightly. It is not yet visible though. Any recommendations? Would rather not stop cycle...maybe try some erase until pct with torem in 3 weeks?
Thoughts on how to handle this?
07-15-2013, 03:38 PM
Now I think I'm just paranoid. ... no swollen, no puffy and I had to look for a lump. Worst case I will just toss in 20mg torem ED until it subsides, if I do this ill probably have to buy more but its not a big deal to get more.
07-18-2013, 11:29 PM
Waist measurement this morning at 35.5" about 7" lost so far, 3.5" to go until I should have a visible 6 pack...
07-19-2013, 07:52 AM
Man your killin it. Keep it up boss. Don't lose that determination and get satisfied. That's my problem right now. I'm kinda at a plateau that I have to start making a few more sacrifices if I want to keep up the progress. Hopefully I figure it out lol. Keep it up tho man!
07-19-2013, 11:57 AM
07-19-2013, 01:45 PM
07-19-2013, 04:54 PM
07-23-2013, 03:48 PM
Had an amazing workout, I feel like I'm starting to get some more definition in my chest and midsection. Even the gf commented that she could tell ive both lost fat and put on muscle in the last few weeks...excited to see what the next several weeks hold!
07-27-2013, 11:58 AM
Getting really strong now, 365x3 on my last set of bench. My all time record is 375x4, I still have a few weeks left on this so lets see if i can beat that...my ultimate goal now is 400 for 3
Also weighed in at 220 but definitely a lot leaner so I'm picking up a lot of muscle...I'm gonna estimate about10-12lbs so far. I'll continue to keep everyone posted
08-04-2013, 10:08 AM
Bench 385x3, I really want to hit 405 but I don't think it wipl happen bc I kust switched gyms and will need to get used to the new bench there first (before I was benching on the smith bc planet crapness doesn't like free weights. Also been maxing out most machines there so I found a better gym where I can keep growing and pushing myself.
08-04-2013, 10:11 AM
Bench 385x3, I really want to hit 405 but I don't think it will happen bc I just switched gyms and will need to get used to the new bench there first (before I was benching on the smith machine bc planet crapness doesn't like free weights). Also been maxing out most machines there so I found a better gym where I can keep growing and pushing myself.
Anyhow, weights are through the roof, still getting leaner...everyone blatantly notices I'm a lot bigger and a lot leaner now and I get it a lot now 'dude your lookin swole/jacked/huge' feels great... I'm definitely keeping this momentum all the way through pct which starts in about a week.
08-09-2013, 09:10 AM
Hit my bench goal of 405 yesterday for two, that's probably the last time I'll ever do that...the weight was just so heavy its hard for me to believe that much weight doesn't stress my bones amd tendons and is doing more harm than good. Thoughts?
08-18-2013, 11:46 PM
Into pct for about a week now, taking erase pro/torem/daa/reduce xt plus bullnox for pre workout. Boys bounced back already and I feel like the sides from this cycle have been next to zero. Only thing I noticed was added agression throughout the day as far as negatives. This was a 7 week cycle pulsed eod (epi one day, sd the next).
I gained about 11-12 lbs from the cycle but lost 4 percent body fat, I'm around 13.4 percent bf now (caliper method). I will say this has been the best cutting/recomp type cycle I've ever done. Also I started to incorporate a cheat meal one day a week to help preserve some of this new muscle. So I'm officially switching to cyclical keto but I'm going to reserve the right to skip the cheat meal if I feel like it prevents me from overcoming a plateau.
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