[quote]Chris Shugart wrote:
You bet, continue with what’s working. There is absolutely no need to drop peri-workout nutrition (or Micro-PA) when preparing for a show. In fact, our pros increase <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/store/products/plazma"target=“new”>Plazma when getting ready for a contest; they lower calories elsewhere in their diets and keep the workout nutrition in. Here’s a snippet from an upcoming article by Christian Thibaudeau:
[b]Mistake #4: Getting Rid of Workout Nutrition Carbs
This is probably the most common problem. I’ve even been guilty of it myself! For a long time carbs were the enemy of fat loss. That was especially true during the low-carb diet craze a few years back. Nobody was as carbophobic as I was. So I do understand the impulse to suddenly stop taking in peri-workout carbs (before, during and post-workout) when dieting down.
Listen, a proper peri-workout formula like Plazma that contains fast acting di- and tri- peptides and functional carbs is your absolute best insurance policy when it comes to preserving (or even increasing) muscle mass when dieting down, so dropping carbs is one of the worst things you can do. If anything you should increase your peri-workout nutrient intake when dieting down. Go ahead and reduce carbs and calories for the rest of the day to get the maximum fat burning effect possible, but leave the peri-workout window alone!
Don’t be afraid of peri-workout carbs (especially the highly-branched cyclodextrins in Plazma since they actually have fat burning effects) as they won’t be stored as fat or reduce your rate of fat loss. In fact, they’ll increase your rate of fat loss by allowing you to train harder and keep your metabolic rate higher. [/b]
thank you very much for emphasizing this point so it gets through our heads. I realize as I’m dieting, I have a lot of fat to lose, that I am changing my point of view of fat loss from cutting carbs to cutting junk and excess calories (even when paleo) - yesterday my only carbs were from 3 servings of plasma and 3 servings of MAG-10 - my one solid dinner was just some raw sardines, a touch of olive oil, and some steamed brocolli with sea salt
voila - wife paid me a nice compliment this morning all of a sudden about how I was slowly making ‘progress’
for someone who has a good amount of fat to lose, on a rest day, would the following be a possible good plan?
black coffee and micro pa
hour later - 2 pulse MAG-10
lunch 2 Pulse MAG-10
meat and greens dinner?