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Â» Podcast #19: Carb Back-Loading with John Kiefer The Bulletproof Executive
I've purchased Kiefer's ebook and have already read it. The science in there on how to manipulate the body's reaction to insulin throughout the day is fascinating. I've done Ferriss's Occam's Protocol and put on almost 20lbs in six weeks while greatly improving strength, however I also put on body fat. Now I understand why I added both muscle and fat from Ferriss's regimen.
I haven't begun the back loading yet as I don't know whether I want to do strength accumulation or density bulking. I'm tending toward the latter, yet he says you'll put on 10-20% body weight in the form of muscle. I'm a little hesitant to go from my current 170lbs to 190lbs as I may need a lot of new clothes.
The other concern I have is being BulletProof while on Kiefer's regimen. He basically advocates no breakfast but BulletProof Coffee, followed by a lunch consisting of high-quality protein and a ton of low-carb vegetables. You work out around 5 pm, followed by a shake consisting of whey isolate, hydrolyzed protein, leucine, and creatine. The former two proteins are no-nos for the BP diet, however Kiefer states that they increase muscle mass the quickest. After the shake you binge on high GI foods, e.g., donuts, sweet potatoes, pizza, ice cream, pie, etc. Sweet potatoes are probably fine, but everything else is not BP.
In addition, I also want to try intermittent fasting but don't know how to incorporate my caloric and protein needs with density bulking into the IF regimen. I guess I'll have to experiment.
Just a quick update.
I follow a ketogenic diet for five days and then have a carb re-feed on day 6 (which takes me out of ketosis).
I've noticed that it takes me much longer to get back in to ketosis now that I have dropped the quantity of butter in my BPC (I have a blood monitor which measures my ketones).
I am therefore going to increase my butter consumption at the beginning of the week and then taper it off as I get into ketosis.