Given a few folks are asking questions about carb timing on Indigo, I thought I’d give an update on my IF plan using Indigo.
In short, I have lost 16lbs since commencing the programme on 11 August. I am now 162lbs. What’s more, body fat has substantially decreased in those areas where I thought it was there to stay (lower back/abs). This has coincided with less bloating and a drop in trouser waist size.
As importantly, training progress has largely increased. This has been achieved through a very compliant nutrition and supplement programme, as well as consistent training sessions (5-6 a week) using a mixture of strength, hypertrophy, conditioning tools.
Diet wise, I adhere to a 16/8-style IF programme. I use 5 Indigo caps pre-WO or evening meal on non-training days. Calories are set at 2,000, although I tend to go over this on training days and will have one day per week where I purposely aim for an additional 1,000 or so from clean sources. Carbs are set at 200g, but again this tends to get close to 250g on training days. On a daily basis, I probably consume around 400kcals from rising until I begin WO nutrition (or evening meal on non-training days), with the majority of calories coming at night.
The above probably highlights the fact that Indigo is not a magic bullet, as clearly I would have made progress with such a tight regime. But when all factors are combined it is proving, for me at least, the next best thing to a magic bullet. What has driven it home to me is that, at my age, I am close to the best, if not the best, shape I have been in full stop. As a former fatty, I have only ever made such inroads to what I would consider to be ‘beach ready’ on a low carb diet. This, then, is very new to me to be able to do it on relatively high carbs and to have the associated benefits, i.e. increased energy levels and workout intensity, as well as joy of intra-WO pumps, and throwing back rice and potatoes at dinner.