Can I just say how helpful it is mentally hearing from others and their experiences?!?
Every time I read through Martin's site, I get confused. Maybe it's the civil engineer in me...I need that linear thinking path to follow. I did email him a while ago to request a consultation, but I am sure I am pretty far down the wait list.
Based on everyone's comments and reading Mark's article on refeeding, I decided to limit fat on heavy workout days to as close to 50g as possible, and just going for it with carbs, e.g., sweet potatoes, pumpkin, greek yogurt, berries, and other fruit. On non-heavy workout days, I can easily restrict carbs and pump up the fat. High protein every day. I weigh myself and take a bf% reading on Saturdays, so I look forward to seeing if I make any progress with these modifications.
The one thing I still want to nail down is what my daily calories should be. The 2800 cal that I calculated with the Cunningham equation is more than I can fit in my stomach in an 8 hour window!
@howzat117: Where did you find the 13*BW calculation for caloric intake on leangains? I have been re-reading trying to find this info, but have not been successful. For me, that would only be 1742/day, which is less than I was eating and just maintaining the same body weight before trying to jump on the leangains bandwagon.