UPDATE: I got my near the End of the Study Dexascan this morning (And my 2nd muscle biopsy)
Results are mixed but I was assured fairly normal for someone like me (I’ll explain after I post the numbers.)
Starting Weight 197 3 May 2017
Today’s Weight 181.6
Total Loss: 16.4lbs
Starting BF% 27%
Today’s BF% 24.2%
Total Loss: 2.8%
Starting Fat in pounds 50.8
Today’s Fat in pounds 42.2
Total Fat Loss: 8.6lbs
Start Lean Mass in Pounds 137.3
Today’s Lean Mass in Pounds 132.4
Total Lean Mass Loss: 4.9lbs So here’s what I want to talk about.
keep in mind, the study was not intended for weight loss and my prescribed macros were for maintenance.
So we all know that keto is a protein sparing diet… and i lost more than expected in lean mass… but here’s why its not surprising to those running the study (and makes sense to me as well).
- I trained more with weights and less cardio then I did in the study period. Decreased resistance training and increased cardio led to a slightly higher loss of lean mass than expected.
- During the study - they prescribed the lower end of the protein numbers. of which, many times I was hitting under 90 vs over 90. I should be over 100 most days and around the 120g range on lifting days.
Plus when you lose weight (ie calorie deficit) a portion of it is usually going to be muscle - So I am not overly concerned nor do I think I should be.