k so i avoid grains and potatoes/sweet potatoes and most legumes cause they seem to be pro-inflammatory for me. I eat squash as my main carb source and i feel like after eliminating these foods from my diet, my muscles seem a bit more flabby and less defined/lean. I recently experimented with ayurvedic medicine where they suggested a kitchari cleanse (basmati rice and mung beans with veggies, ghee and spices for a week straight, nothing else) so during this "cleanse" my muscles felt amazing, lean, and full without feeling like there was a thin layer of fat over them.... i know carbs fill glycogen stores so muscles kinda plump out and what not but now that im off the cleanse and back to avoiding grains, potatoes and most legumes, my muscles are slowly returning to not feeling so lean and defined. And not to be vain but i'm pretty proud of my butt and it looks awesome and more full when i eat grains... and then, you guessed it, when i cut them out it feels a lot less full and perky. I eat plenty of chicken, fish, veggies, squash, coconut oil, avocado and not much fruit. Maybe a piece here and there. I'm pretty active and box, lift and do yoga so maybe i need to eat more.. but i feel like i eat plenty. Any paleo tips on what to eat to get this lean, full, defined muscle effect or do i sound ridiculous and need to except the fact that it is what it is cause my glycogen stores aren't as full?.. thanks guys!
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gaining lean muscle on a grain/potato free diet...