The Protein Diet: Getting Lean

This is a typical Filipino breakfast.  Sweet sausage, a few veggies, fried garlic rice, and fried egg.  Believe me, it’s delicious.  However, it’s usually a special treat day before I have this for breakfast.  I still have egg but it’s cooked in very little oil if any and usually I have it with some black coffee and possibly an apple.

I’m currently on the Cyclical Keto Diet.

There’s an in depth description of what the diet entails in the following website: – Cyclical Ketogenic Diet: The Best Ever Bodybuilding Diet?.

Now, many say that this diet lacks enough nutrition, fiber, etc.  However, many believe this is a great diet, and for an active person like myself, this diet works great for me.

So as the article reads:

For most of the time you will be consuming a high fat, high protein, low carb diet. This is interspersed with smaller periods of high carb, high protein, low-fat nutrition. There are variations on the CKD but the standard (and my favorite) way is to implement it in the following way:

  • 5-6 days of low carb.
  • 1-2 days of high carb.

This diet works for me because it allows me to enjoy my weekends with high carbs.  The end result is that I can achieve lean muscle while still burning fat.

A few concerns about this diet is that with the saturated fat and cholesterol, that you would be increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease. However, test results seem to actually improve lipid profiles in that your good cholesterol (HDL)  increases while your bad cholesterol (LDL) decreases.

Other concerns may be brain fog, but usually that happens in the beginning, and once your body gets adjusted to the new diet, that brain fog should disappear.

I think this is possibly the most successful diet, I’ve been on.  I’ve tried EAT STOP EAT, and although Brad Pilon gives a pretty substantial argument on why this diet is the best, it wasn’t a diet I was able to stick to unfortunately. I still love the theories behind it, but I believe my emotional attachment to food kept me from succeeding on that one.

Anyhow, as with any diet you hear about, do the research first yourself.

The fact of the matter is, we really can’t eat anything we want, when we want… for the sake of our health.

If you care about yourself, take care of yourself.

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