I haven't gotten the book yet, but I am interested in trying this out.
It's the kind of thing I would have thought of as a fad diet, but after noticing some things and reading a bit I wonder if I could not only feel and perform better with this kind of eating, but also maximize the lean muscle mass I am looking to build:
I tend to crave a lot of carbs of any sort, from gobs of fruit to boxes of goods, but have noticed since I started paying attention to nutrition in general that I seem to both digest and feel better as an athlete when my diet takes on a sort of theme like this: mostly natural food, high fat/protein vs. carbs, even fruit.
I also wonder if eating this way would help me not only build muscle, but perform as an athlete, not necessarily a body builder.
After toying with the idea for a while, I read about the "Primal challenge" and thought "hey, good idea" at least give it a chance...the as if.
The problem is I don't quite get the specifics of how this works:
Is it all about the makeup of your diet here, or still a matter of counting calories?
Do you just keep your carbs in check and then there's no limit to fats, proteins, and veggies?
Or is it still calorie counting, just making sure you "fill" your calories a certain way?
I'm mostly looking for what the basic guide would be:
-what the "guidelines" are for what to eat
-how to determine carbohydrate needs/quotas [especially as an athlete]
-anything else that factors in to the basics of this
I've been reading a lot of information on this site about the reasoning and what it's all about-
but haven't come up with a specific guide as to how to DO it.
Thanks so much for any guidance you can give me!