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  • This morning I cooked 8oz of liver, 2 slices of bacon (tsk tsk) and 5 eggs. I just was not hungry, I managed to get the eggs and bacon down and about 1/4 of the liver before I had to stop. To make up some of the calories I put 1/2 tbsp butter and 1/2 tbsp of coconut oil in my last cup of coffee.

    I hope I am not starving by 10:00...
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    • I was starving by 10:00. And I am still starving now...

      I still gotta try to climb for a couple hours after work before eating anything. We will see how that goes.
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      • A work blouse that fit perfectly on day 2 of S&E would not fit me in the shoulder/arms/back area today (day 11). My weight has gone slightly down since I started the challenge so this seems to be from muscle gain.

        This was quite a surprising find since the change was quite drastic over a short period of time (especially for a female, although I do gain muscle relatively easily compared to other females) and I'm on a pretty big caloric deficit on most days. Maybe it is water retention in the muscles? I haven't worked out the arms/shoulders since Monday though.
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        • Originally posted by turquoisepassion View Post
          A work blouse that fit perfectly on day 2 of S&E would not fit me in the shoulder/arms/back area today (day 11). My weight has gone slightly down since I started the challenge so this seems to be from muscle gain.

          This was quite a surprising find since the change was quite drastic over a short period of time (especially for a female, although I do gain muscle relatively easily compared to other females) and I'm on a pretty big caloric deficit on most days. Maybe it is water retention in the muscles? I haven't worked out the arms/shoulders since Monday though.
          Awesome. I am hoping I am able to gain some muscle when I am at most breaking even on calories. It is too hard for me to eat enough SAE (so far) to have a caloric surplus.
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          • Originally posted by aliphian View Post
            Awesome. I am hoping I am able to gain some muscle when I am at most breaking even on calories. It is too hard for me to eat enough SAE (so far) to have a caloric surplus.
            I haven't been eating a surplus though...I broke even calorie-wise on carb refeed day and have been having a 500-1500 calorie deficit on other days thanks to salsa dancing for fun + weight training + HIIT 2x a week. Thus I'm pretty surprised that I'm gaining muscle at all. My goal was more fat-loss than muscle gain but I guess since my weight hasn't gone up I'm also losing some fat.
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            HCLF: lean red meat, eggs, low-fat dairy, bone broth/gelatin, fruits, seafood, liver, small amount of starch (oatmeal, white rice, potatoes, carrots), small amount of saturated fat (butter/ghee/coconut/dark chocolate/cheese).

            My Journal: gelatin experiments, vanity pictures, law school rants, recipe links


            Food blog: GELATIN and BONE BROTH recipes

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            • Originally posted by turquoisepassion View Post
              I haven't been eating a surplus though...I broke even calorie-wise on carb refeed day and have been having a 500-1500 calorie deficit on other days thanks to salsa dancing for fun + weight training + HIIT 2x a week. Thus I'm pretty surprised that I'm gaining muscle at all. My goal was more fat-loss than muscle gain but I guess since my weight hasn't gone up I'm also losing some fat.
              I failed to consider the refeed days (since I haven't had one yet). I could probably create a large surplus on refeed day. Hopefully enough to even everything out.

              How often are you refeeding? I am at around 13% bf at the moment and I want that under 10%. I guess I will start scouring these 86 pages, the info has got to be here somewhere regarding leanness and refeeds.
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              • Originally posted by aliphian View Post
                I failed to consider the refeed days (since I haven't had one yet). I could probably create a large surplus on refeed day. Hopefully enough to even everything out.

                How often are you refeeding? I am at around 13% bf at the moment and I want that under 10%. I guess I will start scouring these 86 pages, the info has got to be here somewhere regarding leanness and refeeds.
                I think someone did post for males that 10-15% bf you should refeed at least once per week.

                I am doing my refeed once weekly to ensure diet compliance even though I'm sure I can get away with once every 2 weeks. It was nice to eat something other than meat and eggs for a day.

                I just read that refeeds should be primarily starches instead of glucose/fructose/lactose/other sugars on the leangains website. I also remember on bodybuilding.com there was an article about how you should keep it to mostly starches but start every meal with a small piece of fruit. My first refeed was 50% fruits. I am planning on eating mostly potatoes/sweet potatoes/rice/veggies + 1 pint of blueberries this time around.
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                HCLF: lean red meat, eggs, low-fat dairy, bone broth/gelatin, fruits, seafood, liver, small amount of starch (oatmeal, white rice, potatoes, carrots), small amount of saturated fat (butter/ghee/coconut/dark chocolate/cheese).

                My Journal: gelatin experiments, vanity pictures, law school rants, recipe links


                Food blog: GELATIN and BONE BROTH recipes

                " The best things in life are free and the 2nd best are expensive!" - Coco Chanel

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                • I am considering going back to my regular primal eating but just doubling down on all carb sources for the refeed day.

                  That would likely mean eating a half pound each of sweet and white potatoes, a banana, a couple handfuls of berries, honey in my morning coffee... Plus lots of other plants and animals.
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                  • Page 82 Canucks pics are finally approved!!!

                    Good job man.... looking fit!

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                    • Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                      Page 82 Canucks pics are finally approved!!!

                      Good job man.... looking fit!
                      Thanks Neckhammer! I'm pleased with the muscle growth but I'd still like to drop some body fat, just seems to take a little longer to get cut at 61, but I'll keep plugging away at it.
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                      • Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
                        Thanks Neckhammer! I'm pleased with the muscle growth but I'd still like to drop some body fat, just seems to take a little longer to get cut at 61, but I'll keep plugging away at it.
                        You sir are a mountain of motivation.
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                        • Wow, great job Canuck!!!


                          On another note, what's for dinner: grass-fed boneless beef ribs, steamed 3 hours until tender, brushed with rendered beef tallow and spices and put under oven boiler for 20 minutes. Since beef ribs are much cheaper than steak I might do this more often.
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                          HCLF: lean red meat, eggs, low-fat dairy, bone broth/gelatin, fruits, seafood, liver, small amount of starch (oatmeal, white rice, potatoes, carrots), small amount of saturated fat (butter/ghee/coconut/dark chocolate/cheese).

                          My Journal: gelatin experiments, vanity pictures, law school rants, recipe links


                          Food blog: GELATIN and BONE BROTH recipes

                          " The best things in life are free and the 2nd best are expensive!" - Coco Chanel

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                          • Originally posted by turquoisepassion View Post
                            Wow, great job Canuck!!!


                            On another note, what's for dinner: grass-fed boneless beef ribs, steamed 3 hours until tender, brushed with rendered beef tallow and spices and put under oven boiler for 20 minutes. Since beef ribs are much cheaper than steak I might do this more often.
                            Thanks! Wow that dinner sounds amazing, think I'll give it a try.
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                            • Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
                              Thanks! Wow that dinner sounds amazing, think I'll give it a try.
                              I rubbed a tiny bit of sea salt, and black pepper on the ribs before steaming and used a modified texas BBQ sauce recipe (using beef tallow instead of oil, stevia instead of molasses). Maybe after the challenge I'll be more liberal with liquid smoke.

                              This s&e challenge has had the side effect of making me more inventive with different ways to cook beef. Yum.
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                              HCLF: lean red meat, eggs, low-fat dairy, bone broth/gelatin, fruits, seafood, liver, small amount of starch (oatmeal, white rice, potatoes, carrots), small amount of saturated fat (butter/ghee/coconut/dark chocolate/cheese).

                              My Journal: gelatin experiments, vanity pictures, law school rants, recipe links


                              Food blog: GELATIN and BONE BROTH recipes

                              " The best things in life are free and the 2nd best are expensive!" - Coco Chanel

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                              • I hate eggs. HATE them. Gonna give this a rest for a week or two then come back to it.

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