Hi guys. I realize where I am, but I hope that because of the time we’ve spent as friends, you’d care to follow as I continue to experiment. My health is in a good place right now, and I am looking to move forward with another career, bodybuilding. I hope this is okay to post, among friends, because I know some of you do care and I also care about you all, and what you think.
Once more, continued from: Dread's Carnivore Muscle Thread
Since I’m not really following keto or carnivore at the moment… Wait, that’s not exactly true. I am still keeping some of the concepts alive. I hit my 2 year Carniversary last July (2019). Since then I have slowly allowed myself to live a little bit- in moderation. I also gained some weight while doing high fat high calorie carnivore last spring and into fall, so I have been somewhat dieting for a few months now, at least since November or so. Actually it may be sooner than that, I’d have to troll back through my cronometer.
The holidays in 2019 brought with them singular cheat meals, not all of them enjoyed, in fact, some reassured some of my dietary nitpicks, so the outcome of that was relaxed and positive. I have had a loose goal all of last year to compete in natural bodybuilding in the next few years.
Now we get to the point. Why the hell are you dieting like this, Dread?
After all, I won’t be competing for probably 2 years right now.
I’m doing this so I know I can, really. I’d like to get shredded for summer, get the six pack exposed, see how bad my loose skin and stretch marks are when my bodyfat gets to 9% or so. This will give me a real indicator of where I might stack up, I think.
Once I’m satisfied, hopefully by summer if plans go right, I’ll ramp back up to maintenance, hold it there for a month or so with high carbs, moderate fat, and protein to 1g/lb. Once I start really feeling good, I will begin to ramp up the carbs for a slow massing phase that should hopefully span 12 to 18 months, and it’s my plan you guys will see some seriously explosive growth at that point!
Protein and fat sources are animal based - which includes dairy, which means whey isolate. You must accept this.
Carb sources are mostly plant-based. The reason this is in line with carnivore principles is because I’m specifically targeting foods for their digestibility, energy balance, lack of most antinutrients (including fiber, that’s a fucking antinutrient).
That said - here is my food list.
- Aldi 90/10 Ground Beef
- Optimum Nutrition Performance Whey Isolate (costco)
- White Rice or Jasmine Rice
- Raw Honey
- Rarely Kerrygold
- Rarely Kirkland Butter Croissant (no shitty plant oils used, high saturated fat, high starch, perfect refeed food)
- Extremely Rarely fun desserts like cookies or ice cream. But seriously this is so little as to be negligible.
Most of my updates come from Instagram, I’m currently @carnivoremuscle over there, should be easy to find.
I also put up periodic posts on my blog, carnivoremuscle.com. I’m not much of a writer, and I don’t really prioritize the site too much, but I have it. I just posted a workout program up there the other day for folks interested. Includes 5 weeks of accumulation and a testing week, and covers a 6 day push/pull/legs split.