For days I have been combing this site as well as Dr. Ks, Wolffs, Sissons, and anything else that comes up on a google search concerning PWO nutrition and gluconeogenesis vs carb loading.I have been VLC (in ketosis) for 6 months and making gains in size/strength while maintaining 6%-8%BF. However, I have been told I will eventually plateau although I figured I would have seen it by now.
I typically eat 1/2lb bison/lamb/6 eggs/4 slices bacon PWO. However, I don't eat for 2-6 hours after training and it has been my ONLY meal of the day. On non-lifting days, I eat around 12n and 7pm. Buffalo/lamb/salmon/organ meats with kale/chard/spinach/collards cooked in Kerrygold or raw spinach salad with an avocado. I want to stress that I eat this way because it FEELS right. I train 6 days/wk in martial arts and do "events" once/wk (tires, sleds, hammer, mace, etc.) I have not experienced ANY energy loss and on a side note, my libido has been through the roof.
So, this morning I decided to try something different. I lifted HEAVY this morning and ate within 30 min. It seems the general consensus is "1 pound of meat/1 pound of sweet potato". The best I could get down was 1/4lb of buffalo and 280g sweet potato....and I feel sick to my stomach. Anyone have ANY ideas? Am I that dif? So my question is....HOW DO YOU EAT SO MUCH AND DO YOU EVER FEEL SICK AFTERWARDS? To add a follow-up question, anyone know if it really matters if I waited till my hunger naturally strikes and I could then gorge myself and obtain all the necessary nutrients? Would the carbs specifically still convert to glucose?