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  • Dieting Down

    George,
    I have spent the last 5 months trying to put on size naturally. I have put on a good amount of muscle but unfortunately I let my fat gain get a liittle out of hand. I am currently around 255 lbs and I don't know my body fat percentage. I think I could look pretty decent at around 220 lbs. I really like the way your diet works and want to try it but I need to ask you 2 questions regarding the caloric formula and training plan. I am going to go with the slow metabolism formula and multiply my weight by 12.
    1. Should I use my current weight or a projected leaner weight?

    2. If I do cardio after weight training bc of time constraints, should I have a protein shake between the two or just go straight to cardio?

    Thanks!

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    • Bjo12, you said it, it is Kai's diet and not yours or mine. Follow something that works/fit your need. I use Pam for cooking.

      Boatman, it is really hard to tell you exactly what you will
      need to add or deduct without knowing how is your metabolism etc... Maybe someday you will hire me and will go from there .

      Da goose, of course I did and still do including myself.

      Mattw7, I will make sure that your first and your post workouts meal have the most and spread the rest equally.

      J beast, you will multiply your current weight with 12 and start deducting on a weekly basis etc... You can use BCAA without any carbs in between the workouts and cardio to ensure that you don't burn your muscles for energy and as we all know after your workout sessions you will need a fast protein ( BCAA ) to help you start rebuilding and to stop the muscles wasting. Best thing to do or the best protein to use at that time the newest formula on the market Hydro Whey protein. You don't want to take any carbs in between otherwise you will defeat the purpose of doing cardio while glycogen is down (after working out) to force the use the fat for energy. Good luck

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      • Bjo12, you said it, it is Kai's diet and not yours or mine. Follow something that works/fit your need. I use Pam for cooking.

        Boatman, it is really hard to tell you exactly what you will
        need to add or deduct without knowing how is your metabolism etc... Maybe someday you will hire me and will go from there .

        Da goose, of course I did and still do including myself.

        Mattw7, I will make sure that your first and your post workouts meal have the most and spread the rest equally.

        J beast, you will multiply your current weight with 12 and start deducting on a weekly basis etc... You can use BCAA without any carbs in between the workouts and cardio to ensure that you don't burn your muscles for energy and as we all know after your workout sessions you will need a fast protein ( BCAA ) to help you start rebuilding and to stop the muscles wasting. Best thing to do or the best protein to use at that time the newest formula on the market Hydro Whey protein. You don't want to take any carbs in between otherwise you will defeat the purpose of doing cardio while glycogen is down (after working out) to force the use the fat for energy. Good luck

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        • George do most athletes that you took care of cooked in pans? or grills?
          Has any cooked with olive oil? I dont see much IFBB pros use olive oil why is this?

          And why don't IFBB Pros drink whole milk or so?

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          • ok thanks george, i was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis just 2 weeks ago im on a lot of medication right now and also currently not training. in the last month ive lost about 20 pounds, i almost look like i did before i started training. i just want to know what foods i should avoid while its active and when it goes into remission is it ok to have such a high protein intake as around 250-300g and about the same of carbs. im just confused about what i should be doing right now, ive talked to doctors and a dietician but over here its hard to find any that know anything and understand bodybuilding. thanks george

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            • Shoulder pain

              Hey George,
              I have been experiencing pain in my right shoulder for 2 weeks, mainly during the pressing movements (bench press, military press,etc...). I believe I damaged the rotator cuff, probably not torn since i don t feel any pain outside the gym... Do you have any recommendations on how to heal a rotator cuff besides rest?
              Thanks in advance

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              • I have been getting in 50 grams of fiber a day without thinking that may be the problem of my constipation. Do you think I may be getting too much fiber for my 122 pound body and only drinking around 90 ounces of water? I think I may back it off to 35-40 and see how it goes.

                Do you know around how much you average on any given day aand recommend to your clients?

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                • Hey George whats your take on the Anabolic Diet? (your thoughts about it)

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                  • Hi GEORGE.I experimented how many carbs I have to eat in 1 day period with no protein (exatcly 24 hours) and with no activity to maitain my weight!I ate 500 grams of pasta and after 20 hours I was empty (in ketosis) this means that I burned all those 350 carbs with doing nothing all day only watching TV!And then I added 250 grams of protein from turkey and egg whites throught the day and I started gainig fat!I thought that if I add lean no fat protein I would only feed my muscles but I gain fat!Now I don`t uderstand why I gain fat-from pasta there are 1400 ENERGY calories and this is my maintence and another 1000 added calories from protein are building blocks?Do this extra 1000 calories from protein make me gain fat??What I have to do to maintain my weight feed the muscles and not gain fat-do I have to even the calories from protein and carbs to get a target 1400 calories that is for my maintence?? (I saw Ronnie Coleman video The Cost Of Redemption and there in his Offseason he ate only 200 grams of carbs and lean protein around 500 grams and I asked myself how he gain weight (fat) if he eats only 200 grams of carbs do weight training and cardio and every day fall in ketosis which means that his glycogen is empty -maybe this 500grams of protein + 200 grams of carbs make 2800 calories and that make him gain weight) am I correct???

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                    • Originally posted by MARCO View Post
                      Hi GEORGE.I experimented how many carbs I have to eat in 1 day period with no protein (exatcly 24 hours) and with no activity to maitain my weight!I ate 500 grams of pasta and after 20 hours I was empty (in ketosis) this means that I burned all those 350 carbs with doing nothing all day only watching TV!And then I added 250 grams of protein from turkey and egg whites throught the day and I started gainig fat!I thought that if I add lean no fat protein I would only feed my muscles but I gain fat!Now I don`t uderstand why I gain fat-from pasta there are 1400 ENERGY calories and this is my maintence and another 1000 added calories from protein are building blocks?Do this extra 1000 calories from protein make me gain fat??What I have to do to maintain my weight feed the muscles and not gain fat-do I have to even the calories from protein and carbs to get a target 1400 calories that is for my maintence?? (I saw Ronnie Coleman video The Cost Of Redemption and there in his Offseason he ate only 200 grams of carbs and lean protein around 500 grams and I asked myself how he gain weight (fat) if he eats only 200 grams of carbs do weight training and cardio and every day fall in ketosis which means that his glycogen is empty -maybe this 500grams of protein + 200 grams of carbs make 2800 calories and that make him gain weight) am I correct???
                      by what method were you testing to see if you were actually in ketosis?

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                      • Originally posted by Jacked!!! View Post
                        by what method were you testing to see if you were actually in ketosis?
                        I know when am in ketosis from the smell of my breath and from the "feeling" in my head-am soo focused then(I dieted with KETO diet on and off for 4.5 years)...and besides that I experimented how many hours it takes to burn for example 150 grams of carbs without doing any activity and from that I know exactly how many grams I can take when am training or doing any other activity in 24 hours period!But I asked GEORGE this question to see if I have to drop the carbs when I add the calories from lean protein...example drop carbs to 200 and add 200 grams of no fat protein to get target 1600 calories for my maintence!

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                        • Originally posted by MARCO View Post
                          I know when am in ketosis from the smell of my breath and from the "feeling" in my head-am soo focused then(I dieted with KETO diet on and off for 4.5 years)...and besides that I experimented how many hours it takes to burn for example 150 grams of carbs without doing any activity and from that I know exactly how many grams I can take when am training or doing any other activity in 24 hours period!But I asked GEORGE this question to see if I have to drop the carbs when I add the calories from lean protein...example drop carbs to 200 and add 200 grams of no fat protein to get target 1600 calories for my maintence!
                          Ease up tiger! Maybe you should step out of ketosis and re read my post as i simply asked how you tested to see if you were actually in ketosis. Your brologic response of the smell of your breath and the'feeling' in your head could be from anything...including smoking too much houchy! Theres no way your in ketosis on 200g CHO daily...but hey if you think you are, more power to ya! But ill let GEORGE answer this question.

                          While youre at it...why dont you ask GEORGE whats his offseason and pre contest Pro/CHO/Fats are?...90% of youre posts seem to be concerning this subject

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                          • Originally posted by Jacked!!! View Post
                            Ease up tiger! Maybe you should step out of ketosis and re read my post as i simply asked how you tested to see if you were actually in ketosis. Your brologic response of the smell of your breath and the'feeling' in your head could be from anything...including smoking too much houchy! Theres no way your in ketosis on 200g CHO daily...but hey if you think you are, more power to ya! But ill let GEORGE answer this question.

                            While youre at it...why dont you ask GEORGE whats his offseason and pre contest Pro/CHO/Fats are?...90% of youre posts seem to be concerning this subject
                            I was laughing when you said "i simply asked how you tested to see if you were actually in ketosis" -do I have to test myself to see if am in ketosis lol I know it and I only wanted to explain you but it`s useless when you say you can`t be in ketosis with 200 carbs a day loooool...you can burn this 200 carbs in an hour of high intensity training and be in ketosis immediately!
                            Last edited by MARCO; December 24th, 2009, 06:35 PM.

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                            • if i do my cardio first thing in the morning on an umpty stom is it ok to take some bcaa befor i start? or will that interfer with fat burning? and the same goes for right after weight traning befor i start cardio

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                              • Hey George congrats on your sucess with Branch, he was hard as nails! Do you reccomend the use of protein shakes right through the contest prep?
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