My Current Diet

So it’s been a while since I shared with you guys what I’m doing with my own diet. Since I’m on a rather unusual plan at the moment I thought why not post something now!

For those of you who don’t know, I am currently undergoing treatment for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). As the name suggests, SIBO is when you have too many bacteria in your small intestine. This condition is caused by poor digestion of food, lack of chewing food, not drinking enough water, or poor gut motility.

To fix this I am on a very strict supplement regime consisting of roughly 30 supplements (this isn’t including my regular supps!!!) and a high fat, moderate protein, ZERO carb diet.

That’s right, zero carbs.

Each meal consists of meat, an oil fat source (such a coconut oil, olive oil, duck fat, or fish oil) and a small portion of leafy green vegetables such a spinach or lettuce. I’m also smashing about 600ml of water with each meal plus 500mg-1g of himalayan pink salt. A sample day’s food at the moment would be;

Meal 1:

  • 200g Baked Steak
  • 40g Olive Oil
  • Handful of leafy greens

Meal 2:

  • 200g Baked Lean Pork/Beef Mix Burgers
  • 20g Coconut Oil
  • Handful of leafy greens

Meal 3:

  • 200g Baked Lean Pork/Beef Mix Burgers
  • 10g Coconut Oil
  • 10g Duck Fat
  • Handful of leafy greens

Meal 4:

  • 130g Baked Chicken Breast
  • 20g Olive Oil
  • Handful of leafy greens

Peri-Workout (both AM and PM sessions)

  • 30g BCAAs
  • 10g Creatine

Meal 5:

  • 130g Barramundi or Prawns
  • 20g Olive Oil
  • Handful of leafy greens

While the whole zero carbs thing might seem tough, it’ actually not. In fact I have never performed better in or out of the gym. My lifts have increased, my mental acuity has increased, my motivation has increased, and my weight has increased.

Considering I am storing literally zero glycogen in my muscles my weight should theoretically have dropped by about 3kgs. But it hasn’t. In fact I have grown about 1.2kgs of lean mass and dropped 1% body fat – according to my pinch test that is.

I want you guys to take 3 thing away from this.

1. You don’t need carbs to function. Energy is energy, and if your body is sufficiently adapted you will function far better with fats.

2. You don’t need carbs to grow. In fact I find a high fat high protein low carb diet is better for muscle growth than a high carb high protein moderate fat diet.

3. You don’t need to be in a calorie surplus to grow. I have been in between a 20-40% calorie deficit at all times during this prep and I’m growing fat faster than I ever have!
Happy training guys

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