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Thread: Steak, eggs, and StrongLifts: what can I expect?

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    Steak, eggs, and StrongLifts: what can I expect?

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    So I'm on day three of a religious steak and eggs diet (you know the diet if you read these forums!) along with StrongLifts 5x5. I'm on week 5 of the SL 5x5. Here's my question: what strength gains can I reasonably expect in 30 days? My currents lifts are still pretty weakish -- squat 190x5, bench press 175x5, etc.

    If I stick to this diet (LOVING it so far...) for 30 days, and lift faithfully, what should I expect to see/feel 27 days from now??

    Any feedback, thoughts, etc., is appreciated. I love reading these forums!

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    If you eat a ton you can expect to gain lean mass. If you only eat enough to maintain or lose weight you can expect to maintain lean mass and lose fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    If you eat a ton you can expect to gain lean mass. If you only eat enough to maintain or lose weight you can expect to maintain lean mass and lose fat.
    What he said 👍

    I'm looking forward to getting back into this in a couple of weeks.
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    constipation?
    Few but ripe.

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    I'm modifying my plan from steak and eggs to more heart and carbs (nuts, mainly). Keeping plenty of eggs still. Heart has a ton of coenzyme Q10 which helps build mitochondria. And oysters which have tons of zinc to boost testosterone. So I'm basically adding energy-increasing and testosterone-boosting foods to steak and eggs. Also berries to reduce inflammation - from coffee. Gosh, I need to cut back on coffee again!

    The point is, you can expect to look good, but your gains may or may not be good depending on how your body takes the very low carb treatment.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    right,I'm looking forward to getting back into this in a couple of weeks. thanks

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    No, no constipation. Rather, perfect stools. Quite surprising actually.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    Interesting. How many calories a day have you been able to eat this way?
    Few but ripe.

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    Who, me? Easily 2000, sometimes only 1800, but often upwards of 2500+. I mean, 1.5 pounds of steak (1200 calories) and eight eggs (576 calories) is already 1776 calories. Add cooking fats or more eggs and boom, up you go!
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    You'll find out in 30 days. At this point you may realize that diets strictly deficient of certain macros aren't the greatest, if pure strength gains are your goal. If you want to maximize your gains with 5x5, there are better ways (like actually eating carbs as a normal part of your diet). I did 5x5 using the anabolic diet a long time ago, results where ok. I saw much better progress eating whatever the fuck I wanted to and using 5/3/1...

    30 days? Try setting goals on a semi-annual basis. 30 days is nothing and I would expect you to see marginal progress. You're probably not going to add 20 pounds to your bench, if thats what you're thinking...

    The moral of the story is, if you want the fastest strength increases, eat a surplus of calories (not shit tons) and make sure you are getting good primal sources of all macros.
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