Just finished 4 weeks of mostly Steak and Eggs, except for a reefed on Sundays when I carbed up. I stayed with 2 meals of steak and eggs cooked in butter about 95% of the time (IF'd until noon each day with my last meal finished no later than 8 pm). I combined the diet with an aggressive 6 day split body building routine pushing hard each workout to add weight. The goal was to put on some muscle while lowering my body fat %
Here are the results.
Body Fat % went from 13.8% down to 12.2 % - caliper assessment by exercise physiologist.
Weight 173 - Gained 5 lbs.
Shoulders - Gained 1 1/2 inches
Chest - Gained 1 1/2 inches
Waist - Lost 1 1/4 inches
Arms - Gained 1 inch
Thighs - Gained 1 inch
Overall fairly satisfied, by staying calorie positive in order to gain muscle I believe I impacted my fat loss somewhat. Still not too bad for 61 years old. So for me total calories do obviously matter, even on a low carb diet. To get really cut I think I will need to go calorie negative and perhaps add in an additional re-feed day mid week. Thanks to everyone who joined in on the experiment! I look forward to following your posts and monitoring your progress.