Isn't this just an Atkin's Diet intro phase where you put your body into ketosis?
Similar, but it's more about 90 to 95% animal product content, plus peri-workout. And I'm avoiding cheese, keeping things very strict: animal derived food, spinach, avocado, select supplements, period. I'm focusing on very limited foods without missing any good stuff (Superfood helps with that.) This is also an experiment in auto-regulation.
And personally I never care whether I'm in keto or not. Either fat comes off or it doesn't. You can lose fat without being in keto, so it's never a concern, though I'm a "lower" carb guy at heart.
Maybe you can think of this is "Atkins for the muscley guy." But of course, Atkins wasn't nearly the first. The Animal Diet concept was first published in the 1800's.
Here was dinner, coffee rubbed "Cowboy" ribeye. I decided to add a little bit more veg because I was having some...ahem...fiber isssues. Shugs is eating spinach so I figured I could have some cabbage in the form of cole slaw w/ calorie free dressing. Anyway, week 1 results:
-0.5 inches around the waist
-1% BF on the Tanita
So far its been super easy. If I'm hungry I just eat something. Breakfast: eggs, sausage or bacon, a little cheese and a handfull of spinach. Light Lunch: Non-junk lunch meat (usually high end salami or cappa), couple babybels, hard boiled eggs. Dinner: see pics. If I'm still hungry after dinner I have some of what I had for lunch. That and 2 scoops of Anaconda peri-workout. Pretty simple.
Good work, Chris. I'm going to try 2 more weeks and see how it goes. I actually had to miss a workout last week so...
I think this may be a two-week diet -- a kickstart in other words to longer range goals.
If you think about it, it's almost like an elimination diet given the limited food choices.
Anyway, I think it did all its good in about 2 weeks, with a mild refeed in the middle. Now I've added back in all the veggies and some peri-workout carbs. I wanted a quick trim-up to summer and I got it. So the Animal Diet was a success for me.