Eat Junk Get Lean: The Cheat Sheet

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I eat a lot of food. When people are around me when I eat they are equally impressed, and disgusted with my feeding capacity. It never fails that someone will ask me how I can eat so much food and still stay so lean. Easy answers heavy lifting, and CBL. CBL is shorthand for Carb BackLoading, which I called the diet people could do their entire life and not getfed up with.[Eat Junk Get Lean] It was founded with scientific principle and I promise it works when used right.

Been carb back loading for about 5 days now. I really like it. Could you give me some tips and pointers? Maybe about common pitfalls to avoid? I know you have been doing it for a while now. Thanks dude. – Sergio

Basically you’re asking for a easy access cheat sheet. I perform CBL through a paleo diet as well, but you don’t have too. To make life easier I will just give advice for a non paleo CBL. The primary goal of CBL is to get the body to enter into a ketogenic state, without this hypoglycemia is a huge risk. Most CBL protocols suggest that you go 10-14 days with less than 30 g of carbs in your system. I have found through research and use that you can break this system. Unless for the past year your diet has been 70% + carbohydrates you can enter ketosis by consuming a 2 gram to 1 gram fat to carb ratio [as long as the carbohydrates are very low glycemic]. For example an almond has over a 2 to 1 ratio of fat to carbs, but eating 4 servings puts you over your 30 gram allowance. However, because the carbs are fibrous they have minimal glycemic impact. The same concepts applies for vegetables, but not fruit [i.e. eat veggies, keep avocados to a minimum, and avoid fruits, carrots, and tomatoes].

CBL protocol does not require a breakfast, I recommend it though. Wake up early and have eggs, bacon, and beef with some veggies [it’s a farm]. The fat introduces calories and improves adipose oxidation [fat burning], plus it primes the CNS for stimulation [like a dark cup of coffee]. It doesn’t hurt to make extra bacon and take it with you either. I’ve found the more coffee I can intake in the morning the better I respond.
When looking for easy calories during the day you should use nuts or butters. Check the back for nutritional values and get a 2 gram to 1 gram ratio [this is also a 4 calorie to 1 calorie ratio]. Cook everything in oils, and don’t be afraid of saturated fats.

After your workouts consume roughly 100 grams of carbohydrates in your post workout. I recommend fruit be part of that, for the macronutrient and micronutrient values. Wait 1-3 hours for you insulin levels to settle. You can usually tell this when your body becomes extremely hungry. Then consume a bounty of carbohydrates, between 100 and 300. The next morning examine for water bloat, if you have an undesired amount reduce carb consumption. This is a personal thing, there is no one size fits all method.

Cheat sheet:
  • Nutrition value should be 4 calories of fat to 1 calorie of carbs every meal
  • Most nuts [almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds, etc.] have the desired ratio and travel well
  • Eat a breakfast saturated with fats to curb hunger, add calories, and improve fat oxidation
  • Eat veggies with every meal to add “crunch” along with micronutrients. Kale is my favorite.
  • Do not eat store beef jerky, most are made with sugars. Make your own jerky or buy sugar free.
  • Drink coffee for stimulated energy and hunger curbing.

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