My diet will consist of lots and lots of sweet potato, green plantains and taro coupled with huge amounts of coconut oil and suet, beef, egg yolks, gelatin, lots of vegetables, canned sardines and frozen salmon. I want to see how much weight I can gain while on this diet. It is very similar to my previous diet, but I want to experiment with coupling high fat with high starch. I have ate like this since Wednesday and so far I have never felt better. Should I expect any complications besides weight gain, if there is any weight gain that is. My diet by definition is still high fat with about 60% of my calories coming from fat, but I am now consuming close to 300 grams of carbohydrate from starch.
Edit: I'd also like to say that for the first time since starting Paleo my body is no longer cold, and my legs no longer feel chronically sore.
I was low carb for about 4 months, lost 13 pounds. Then added starches back in (potato, white rice, some sweet potato) and continue to pound weights 3x week with very heavy training, drinking the highest quality whey protein, eating like a king, all with the intent to gain muscle mass.
After 3 full months on high fat, mod prot, mod carb (almost all starch and some fruit), I might have gained about 2 more pounds of muscle, maybe. But seemingly zero fat gain, which is good.
High fat plus high starch on a healthy person doesn't seem to add weight, at least that's my personal experience. YMMV.
I have experimented with many different variations.
I used to eat fruit and nuts- felt gross and got fat. At the same time, I ate no potatoes and no rice.
I now eat potatoes and some rice and lots of butter and meat, a little dairy, plus a few vegetables. I think I have at least 200 g of carbs a day.
I have lost a few pounds in a few DAYS so far. Mostly, I attribute it to the incredible energy that the starch gives me. It makes me want to go outside for hours and work. My metabolism feels alive for the first time since before I ruined it with vegetarianism.
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