What I Like About the 17 Day Diet

While I agree with the notion of Gary Taubes book, he did some completely ridiculous mistakes that I believe have been intentional. Read Lyle McDonalds and Alan Aragon’s replies to the book- While Taubes really did a great job on most of his stuff he must have deliberately ignored some research and I believe he forgot to talk to people who are real experts at body transformation methods, like Aragon and McDonald. New to TP but many of you seem very knowledgeable so I thought I’d ask a question and maybe get some advice/help. My goal is to win a body transformation challenge someone is sponsoring. I’m 5’10″/232lbs(yes a fatty). Learn more at http://austingosser.bcz.com/2016/12/12/17-day-diet-for-quick-weight-loss/ and https://erinjgz.wordpress.com/2016/01/01/17-day-diet-research-2016/

I calculated my BMR which comes out to just about 2180 calories. Then using the Harris Benedict Equation I take the 2180 calories and multiply it by 1.55 for moderately active.(3-5 days/week). This equals 3380 calories per day to maintain my current weight. Of course I want to lose weight but will also be lifting weights to build what muscle I can during the 90 day transformation challenge. I know I need to eat a caloric deficit to lose weight, but I also can’t gain muscle if I’m not getting in enough calories. There in lies my question..Based on the 3380 calories needed to maintain “current” weight, should I lower them, keep them the same or raise them to have the best success? My goal is to lift 3-4 days a week and cardio 3-4 days a week. Or am I way off track here? Thanks in advance for any help. Lower them and eat about 2gs of protein per kilogram of bodyweight and you will be fine. Dont lower it too much though, with a huge caloric deficit you wont build much muscle. You will be fine with 2500 to 2000, nothing below that I suppose would work that well. I agree with Shao, – if you go at matinance, or zigzag the kcal intake, you use to much energy on emphtying and refelling your glycogen storrages. Just cut that fat first, if you are very obese, and you are a newbie to weight training, you will properly gain a little muscle also anyways. – But even if you don’t I would do it that way. Thank you both for the help. Next question? Should I stick to a workout focusing on the compound lifts like Bill Starr or Wendler 5/3/1 or a workout more geared towards depleting gylcogen storage like Complexes/Tabata? i can tell u everything u need to know in a couple sentences. Eat less calories than u burn. Eat mostly protein (unprocessed lean meats), quality fat (ie olive oil, nuts, avocado), and vegetables (minus potatoes and rice if u were going to count that) to help keep ur hunger at bay, and to make sure most of ur weight loss is fat rather than muscle. If u arent losing weight, u are eating too much. period. To combat post exercise fatigue, you could drink a protein shake comprising 20-30 grams of Whey Protein Isolate, and a certain number of complex carbs or simple sugars As I do a ketogenic 17 day diet myself I havent researched how much carbs to eat after exercise for recovery (I dont specifically fill up on carbs after exercise cos im ketogenic!) but I heard some people have like 5 grams of complex carbs, 20 grams of sugars, + 20 grams of WPI or something like that in a shake within 5 minutes after exercise (for recovery). Might wanna check with some other sources first as im not 100%. Learn more at http://forevercutting.weebly.com/the-fitness-blog/17-day-diet-building-muscle

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