Before primal, I used to lurk on bodybuilding forums to pick up snippets of nutritional info... most of them definitely don't do high-fat. It's all egg whites, canned tuna, oatmeal, and cottage cheese. Ever after many happy months of being paleo, I've never been able to reconcile how those bodybuilding types get lean while favoring carbs over fats, which is practically blasphemous in the paleo community. Makes me wonder whether CICO really IS king...
Out of curiosity I googled this after your post and found this.
Seems as though she starts this 8 weeks out. 8 weeks of eating the same thing each day. She mentioned she got to 4.5% BF on it though, so if that is your goal - its only 8 weeks I guess... :/
Of course, because most of them are lifting five to six times a week, they will naturally convert more of it to muscle than the majority of folks simply doing the heavy cardio, low fat, high carb routine with no lifting. The lifting alone will account for a fair amount of their tendency to be leaner than the rest of folks.
The constantly high levels of carbs may not be good for longer-term health (debate still rages on that one though), and may not be sustainable in the long term, but in the short term at least, they can produce the results they are trying to achieve. If you're thinking in the short-term mindset over the longer-term "healthy living for a long life" however, you may be suffering later on down the road, even if you're thriving now.
Oh, and old-school lifters from the '50s used to rock the high fat thing. They'd bulk on things like heavy cream and raw eggs or even just plain ol' whole milk. These days carbs are more used for bulking and producing caloric excess because people fear the fat now more than ever before.
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.
Starting 2 to 3 days before your photo shoot, go low fat and 0 carbs. Tuna and water only. Not healthy but if want to have that real cut look this will do it.
Last edited by canuck416; 05-25-2013 at 11:08 AM.