Okay, we mostly agree.
- If you are lifting as much as you are saying… Why would your body think you are not using the muscle?
- To prevent muscle wasting/catabolism it requires only requires you meet your protein needs, which is as little as 0.8g/kg of lean mass…
- If you are ketogenic, and eating enough protein in general, plus lifting weights…
I have a hard time seeing where your muscle wasting is coming from.
And since I BELIEVED something that was fundamentally not true, along those same lines… I am challenging your belief.
And why would you want more muscle than you can support or use?
Back to the intelligence of the body… I don’t think it will remove muscle you need, in the absence of either disease, or effectively starvation.
Now, as I transition to maintenance, I hit a wall. If I add eating windows (same food, eaten over more meals), I start gaining weight (edema increases). Now, my coach confirmed. Insulin is effectively inflammatory. And since I lost over 110lbs in under a year, my body is not healed. My metabolism and Insulin Resistance is not gone. My over-responding to insulin from ANY eating is still there.
What you think of as easily getting fat might be true. That’s how we all got into this (who are overweight, and are easy gainers)… We have to fix our metabolism to stop that from happening. Not just fat adapt, but run the new program long enough the the old program is removed.
Thinking about YOU in these terms… Maybe it’s just your body saying… I’m not there yet. (ie, you can still gain weight far easier than lose weight).
Finally, Dr. Boz has that video about College Atheletes who cycled off keto over the weekend, every weekend. And while they lost the same amount of weight. They lost MUSCLE more than fat.
Combine that with MY unhealthy metabolism. I could do that to myself by eating too many meals. Because I get knocked out of ketosis. Same foods, more meals. Same quantities, just split up differently. WOW…
so, you could have a point. But the mechanism could be different than you think, and still be supported by the science. That’s why I asked if you were carb cycling. But having just learned I could cycle out of ketosis without trying, by eating more times a day… WOW (Making eating 7 times a day absolutely lethal for me)