After losing 90lbs, I have to deal with the issue of loose skin. My Dr’s solution is surgery… no.
My personal solution has been fasting and it is working … slowly.
I’m also building muscle and trying to build up 15lbs by increasing my amino acid intake and lifting. It also seems to be working … slowly
Ketones have a muscle sparing effect as long as the muscle is being triggered & that’s why I can lift as much as I did when I weighed 255…
The question - am I basically fighting on two fronts by trying to fast to reduce my loose skin while trying to clean bulk with protein and lifting simultaneously???
The action here may be to choose one path or the other until I’m satisfied with the outcome and then switch to the other path.
My bias right now is to continue to clean-bulk for another month and then start a very EF for 24 days to trigger hard autophagy and get rid of the loose skin.
What’s holding me back… without evidence, I have the instinct that the current slow path is potentially working by efficiently recycling my skin protein to build muscle protein while I fast… no evidence of that though, just seems logical. It’s mostly all collagen and hormones that drive the redistribution so maybe it’ll be slow whether I do them in parallel or sequentially…?
Thoughts? Resources? Opinions?