Monday, February 11, 2008

Low-Carb Experiment, Day 1

I've decided to give the whole low-carb experiment another go (this is like round 4). I'll be tracking my body weight daily out of curiousity, as well as recording all of my macronutrient quantities and ratios. I'm following the Metabolic Diet. The first 12 days of the diet are strict low-carb, with the following conditions:

Maximum Allowable Carbs/day: 30g
Fat: 40-60%
Protein: 40-50%
Carbs: 4-10%

After the initial adaptation stage, the diet becomes phase-shift, with strict low-carb on the weekdays, and carb-loading on the weekends. We'll see how this goes, I usually crap out after the first 5 days.

8:00am: BW = 175.5lbs

Carrying some water weight from the weekend (burrito, chips & salsa), it's always interesting to see how quickly this comes off when carbs are eliminated.


Back Squat 5 x 5 x 132.5kg
Overhead Press 3 x 5 x 58kg


8:30am: 6oz Hot Italian Sausage, ~4cups Spaghetti Squash, 1 Egg, Parsley, Garlic, Red Pepper. 2tbsp Almond Butter.

64.7g Fat, 23.4g Carbs, 37.6g Protein.

So far off to a bad start. I didn't realize how little 30g is. Oops.

12:30pm: 6oz Ground Beef, 8oz Cabbage, 1/2tbsp Butter, 1 Avocado.

62.4g Fat, 9.4g Carbs, 53.6g Protein.

4:30pm: 1can Salmon. 4tbsp Almond Butter

62.3g Fat, 11.2g Carbs, 55.2g Protein.

Totals: 189.4g Fat, 44g Carbs, 146.4g Protein; 69% Fat, 7% Carbs, 24% Protein.

Um, a little off of the ratios dictated by the book, I'm not too worried though.

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