After gaining 20+ pounds and going from 34 inch waist pants past many of my 36s and even into some 38s due to the TCD, I realized this morning that the pants I have on are 34s. Now, these are “stretchy” 34s, meaning that there are probably a lot of my other (“thinner”) 34s I can’t get into. I’ll find out once I have the time to try all my pants on.
How have I done it? A (much) higher protein, low fat keto diet.
Sometimes – gasp!!! – with more carbs. Today, for instance, I’m eating 45g white rice for my first meal after my 1:20 body weight workout. Testing a TKD (again). Trying this only after body weight (lifting) workouts, so only 2 days per week.
Am I like Ted Naiman, where I think higher protein is better for everyone? No.
I think Richard Morris’s discussion here is interesting:
In it, Richard describes how people with T2 diabetes are locked out of burning fat.
But I think for some of us, “high” protein, “low” fat keto works well. (By “high”, I typically eat around 160 grams of protein for my first meal of the day. And I primarily eat meat for dinner, so we’re looking at 200-250-300 grams of protein per day.)
(I’m still not sure about the TKD, as I haven’t tried it long enough, and there’s the real possibility I’m not doing it correctly.)