I do ask for it and I appreciate that!
I tracked the caloric input changes and three weeks isn’t bad for adherence. I will say that I was mostly high fat until the end.
Overall carnivore was pretty good to me.
I agree that I can always go back and break it down into smaller sub experiments to tease out more patterns but I also think the overall effects do show meaningful results.
No experiment is perfect…, and the lab rat can be uncooperative- sneaking almonds one day and sleeping 4 hrs another. But I try and I share.
If there’s one massive confounder that really bothers me… it’s stress. I have gone through a very traumatic period and the stress associated with that event is so much more than metabolic stress could ever be that I fear it corrupted some of the potential goodness in my carnivore experiment. And still, that one is coming out on top.
There are some patterns that I do think indicate muscle loss. While my DEXA torso readings may be a combination, large muscle areas like glutes, legs, & arms are dominated by skeletal muscles so those are probably representative of muscle change.
They also track with my behavior. When I fasted and didn’t squat, I lost glutes and legs. When I ate carnivore and squatted more than I benched, i gained then back.
No data is perfect & I try to stay consistent… but life…
I think there’s enough here to tease out meaningful patterns for me and I share what I see. You may find it inconclusive but that’s ok, that’s why I share so much. You might tease out something different or agree with one pattern not another.
Please don’t stop - this is what I think the future of group learning is about. Open disclosure and honest discussion, even and especially when we see different things. Thank you