Arrggh, sorry I'm such a grumble bum this morning
Right, now I will pick myself up, dust myself off and get on with it! Posting my food diary early today because I know what I'll be eating, and I'm going to stick to what I write!
DAY 8 (Friday 2nd February)
Overnight: Protein shake, 2 bags of protein crisps (bad, bad, bad... but at least I had some protein and carbs in my sytem ready for the morning's workout
Early morning: FatBlaster protein shake w. glutamine & benefibre
Breakfast: Start the Day protein shake, Musashi muscle slice
Morning tea: 1/2 HPLC Bar
Lunch: Power wrap w. soy sausage & salad
Afternoon tea: Salad w. tuna
Right, at this stage I will have eaten an entire day's worth of calories, plus over 140g of protein (the suggested amount is 1g per pound of body weight, so for me, that's 107g protein lol). The plan for this evening is...
Dinner: Big bowl of steamed veggies w. mushroom sauce
Dessert: Diet jelly
Late night snack: Sugar-free aloe vera drink w. benefibre (discovered this last night - yum!!)
That's it and I don't care if I starve
Now, time to bore everyone with theory, as I've been a bit slack on this and you all must wonder what on earth I'm up to! The idea of my ghastly experience yesterday was to starve the body of protein, thus setting up a desperate need for protein. So, today when I start eating tonnes of protein, the body hangs on to it and stores every bit it can. Then, with the heavy weights training, the idea is that this stored protein gets converted into muscle tissue... and more muscle means a higher metabolism!
Also, with the low-carb eating, the same thing. The body is starved of carbs and has to rely on body fat to produce energy. Then, when you start giving it carbs again (which I started to do yesterday with all that damn fruit!), it hangs on to the carbs and stores them as glycogen in the muscles (hence the massive bloating!). Now, I can only assume that this is a good thing as there's a ready energy store in the muscles ready for the intense weight training. I'm still grasping the carb-loading concept
The increase in carbs also causes an increase in insulin, which is the body's storage hormone.. it helps the nutrients to get where they need to go. So, all the carbs and protein are going to get stored and used more efficiently - which is good
OK end of rant! If anyone actually reads this... sorry!