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sam747
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Started today. 90%-95% meat based.

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sam747
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dinner 1/2 chicken

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Chris Shugart
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I'm down about 3 pounds in 7 days myself. It's not V-Diet fast, but hey, I'm living on steaks, whole eggs, and pork sausage! No hunger whatsoever.

For those who haven't a clue what we're talking about, check this out: http://www.t-nation.com/...ning-topics/569

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Dani Shugart
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Way to go Sam!

I recommend organic chicken brats... the ones packed with feta, spinach and garlic.

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sam747
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Thanks for the replies. Felt awesome in the gym today. Protein power?

Dinner 2: Guac-Bacon Burgers

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sam747
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If nothing else at least the food is good.... Breakfast: pork sausage, eggs, a little cheese and some spinach. This is what I've had every day this week thus far. Probably switch to bacon tomorrow.

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hockeydawg
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[quote]Chris Shugart wrote:
I'm down about 3 pounds in 7 days myself. It's not V-Diet fast, but hey, I'm living on steaks, whole eggs, and pork sausage! No hunger whatsoever.

For those who haven't a clue what we're talking about, check this out: http://www.T-Nation.com/...ics/569[/quote]


Chris,

Isn't this just an Atkin's Diet intro phase where you put your body into ketosis?

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Chris Shugart
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hockeydawg wrote:
Chris Shugart wrote:
I'm down about 3 pounds in 7 days myself. It's not V-Diet fast, but hey, I'm living on steaks, whole eggs, and pork sausage! No hunger whatsoever.

For those who haven't a clue what we're talking about, check this out: http://www.t-nation.com/...ning-topics/569



Chris,

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.

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sam747
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Spicy Chicken Parm Sausages

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sam747
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pic

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nateschmidt24
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mmmmmmmm...meat....

I gave this a go for one day last weekend, it felt great. I woke up and just seemed a bit "tighter".

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Chris Shugart
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Had a day of flights last week. Another flight coming up this week. All while on Animal Diet.

Dear beef jerky, I love you.

See also pork jerky and turkey jerky.

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sam747
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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:

-2.5 lbs
-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.

Workouts feel good, no keto crash.

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sam747
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Week 2:

-1 lb
-.25" on the waist
-.5% on the Tanita

Slightly dissappointing. We'll see how next week goes.

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Chris Shugart
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7 pounds down in 2.5 weeks or so. I think I'm done with this strict phase. That's about what I needed to lose fast before summer.

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sam747
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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...

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Chris Shugart
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sam747 wrote:
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.

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nateschmidt24
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For those interested there's going to be a debate online between hardcore "animal dieter" Richard Nokely of freetheanimal.com and a "raw fruit vegan dieter"

http://freetheanimal.com/...pm-pacific.html

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corstijeir
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Thanks Nate

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