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Craig Cooper
02-15-2007, 08:22 AM
Sweet, this is a great idea! I was recently experimenting with the metabolic diet, but then I got sick, and now I'm just eating relatively low carb (~15-20%). Almost entirely Paleo, except for some raw grass-fed cheese, and 1-2 cheat meals/week. Would eventually like to get back into mass-gaining mode, but for now I'm able to maintain at ~2700kcal/day. Supplementing with Fish Oil, CLO, ZMA, Taurine, Probiotic, and a Multi.

Robert Allison
02-15-2007, 09:57 AM
Looks pretty good. Do you take both fish oil and cod liver oil everyday? Also, is there any particular reason you supplement with taurine?

Craig Cooper
02-15-2007, 11:43 AM
3tsp Fish Oil + 1tsp CLO (For the vit D) everyday.

I'm experimenting with Taurine right now based on a recommendation from this site (http://www.performancemenu.com/forum/showthread.php?t=480), I've been having trouble staying asleep for a while now.

Robert Allison
02-15-2007, 11:55 AM
Thanks for the link, Craig... I must have missed that thread. I may have to pick up some taurine, since I am going to start experimenting with ZMA.

Crazy dreams I can handle... lack of sleep; not so much.

Craig Cooper
02-19-2007, 08:37 AM
BW = 163

7:00am: 6 Eggs, 1/2 Avocado, 1oz Butter, 2oz Cheddar Cheese.

11:00am: 9oz Top Sirloin, 60g Macadamia Nuts.

4:00pm: 5oz Ground Beef, 1/2 Avocado, 2oz Cheddar Cheese, 2tbsp Cashew/Macadamia Nut Butter.

Craig Cooper
02-20-2007, 08:11 AM
BW = 163

8:30am: 6 Eggs, 2oz Cheddar Cheese, 3oz Salsa, 1oz Butter, 1 small Avocado

12:30pm: 12oz Paleo Sloppy Joes (Scotty's Recipe!), 2oz Southern Greens (mustard, collard, spinach).

WARNING, CHEAT MEAL!
4:00pm: 15 pieces Nigiri, 15 pieces Sushi Rolls, 1small tub Ben & Jerry's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream, 1/4 Italian Sandwich.

Craig Cooper
02-21-2007, 07:36 AM
BW = 165.5 (thank you ice cream & sandwhich)

8:00am: 6 Eggs, 2oz Cheddar, 1 small Avocado, 3oz Salsa, 1oz Butter.

12:00pm: 6oz Chicken Breast, 6oz Cabbage, 30g Almonds, 2Tbsp Sesame Seeds, 2oz Asian Dressing (Champagne Vinegar, Cane Syrup, Cashew/Macadamia Nut Butter, Tamari, Garlic, Ginger).

6:00pm: 12oz Paleo Sloppy Joes, 60g Macadamia Nuts.

Craig Cooper
02-22-2007, 07:25 AM
BW = 163

8:00am: 6 Eggs, 3oz Salsa, 2oz Cheddar, 1 small Avocado, 1oz Butter.

1:00pm: 6oz Chicken Breast, 6oz Cabbage, 30g Almonds, 2Tbsp Sesame Seeds, 2oz Asian Dressing.

5:00pm: 11oz Top Sirloin Steak, 60g Macadamia Nuts, 1 Waterbuffalo Yogourt.

Craig Cooper
02-23-2007, 07:33 AM
BW = 163

8:00am: 6 Eggs, 3oz Salsa, 2oz Cheddar, 1oz Butter, 1 small Avocado

12:00pm: 16oz Moroccan Chicken Salad (Whole Foods)

5:00pm: 12oz Paleo Sloppy Joes, 60g Macadamia Nuts, 2oz Southern Greens.

Quick Comment on Food Quality: I figured it was a given, but just thought I'd mention that any Beef I eat is 100% Grass-Fed, Chicken is Pastured, Cheese is Raw Grass-Fed, Butter is Grass-Fed, Eggs are Pastured.

Craig Cooper
02-24-2007, 11:04 AM
BW = 163

10:00am: 6 Eggs, 6tbsp TJ's Fire Roasted Guacamole, 2oz Cheddar, 1oz Butter.

1:30pm: 6oz Chicken Breast, 6oz Cabbage, 30g Almonds, 2Tbsp Sesame Seeds, 2oz Asian Dressing.

7:00pm: Rack of Lamb, Baked Kalamata Olives (Greek Restaurant)

9:30-1:00am: 6 Beer

Craig Cooper
02-25-2007, 05:59 PM
BW = 163

11:30am: 6 Eggs, 6tbsp Guacamole, 1oz Butter, 2oz Cheddar

3:00pm: 6oz Chicken Breast, 6oz Cabbage, 30g Almonds, 2Tbsp Sesame Seeds, 2oz Asian Dressing

5:00pm: 12oz Paleo Sloppy Joes, 60g Macadamia Nuts, 2oz Southern Greens

Craig Cooper
02-26-2007, 08:31 AM
BW = 164.5 (delayed reaction to beer?)

8:00am: 6 Eggs, 6tbsp Guacamole, 1oz Butter, 2oz Cheddar

11:30am: 6oz Chicken Breast, 6oz Cabbage, 30g Almonds, 2Tbsp Sesame Seeds, 2oz Asian Dressing. 4tbsp Cashew/Macadamia Nut Butter

3:30pm: 7oz Paleo Sloppy Joes, 60g Macadamia Nuts

5:30pm: 12oz Moroccan Chicken Salad

Craig Cooper
02-27-2007, 07:19 AM
BW = 164.5 (Lean Mass?)

8:00am: 6 Eggs, 6tbsp Guacamole, 1oz Butter, 2oz Cheddar

12:00pm: 6oz Chicken Breast, 6oz Cabbage, 30g Almonds, 2Tbsp Sesame Seeds, 2oz Asian Dressing. 4tbsp Cashew/Macadamia Nut Butter

5:30pm: Beef Stir Fry: 6oz Ground Beef, Green & Red Bell Pepper, Ginger, Garlic, Tamari, Chili Paste, Beef Stock. 60g Macadamia Nuts.

Craig Cooper
02-28-2007, 07:20 AM
BW = 165.5 (??????)

8:00am: 6 Eggs, 1 Small Avocado, 1oz Butter, 2oz Cheddar

11:00am: 6oz Chicken Breast, 6oz Cabbage, 30g Almonds, 2Tbsp Sesame Seeds, 2oz Asian Dressing. 4tbsp Cashew/Macadamia Nut Butter

4:00pm: Beef Stir Fry: 6oz Ground Beef, Green & Red Bell Pepper, Ginger, Garlic, Tamari, Chili Paste, Beef Stock. 60g Macadamia Nuts.

OK, so I seriously don't know why I'm gaining weight. It's not fat either, can still see the six pack. I recently starting O-Lifting 3x/week, could that really be doing it? I only started saturday! Maybe I'm finally getting into the swing of things again after being sick and gymless for 3 weeks (I had lost 7lbs, most of which I'm pretty sure was lean mass).

Craig Cooper
03-01-2007, 08:18 AM
BW = 164

8:00am: 6 Eggs, 1 Small Avocado, 1oz Butter, 2oz Cheddar.

11:00am: 6oz Chicken Breast, 6oz Cabbage, 30g Almonds, 2Tbsp Sesame Seeds, 2oz Asian Dressing. 60g Macadamia Nuts.

4:00pm: Beef Stir Fry: 6oz Ground Beef, Green & Red Bell Pepper, Ginger, Garlic, Tamari, Chili Paste, Beef Stock. 60g Macadamia Nuts.

Well, so much for that theory.

Craig Cooper
03-02-2007, 08:26 AM
BW = 164

8:00am: 6 Eggs, 1 Small Avocado, 1oz Butter, 2oz Cheddar, 3oz Salsa.

2:00pm: 6oz Chicken Breast, 6oz Cabbage, 30g Almonds, 2Tbsp Sesame Seeds, 2oz Asian Dressing. 4tbsp Cashew/Macadamia Nut Butter.

6:00pm: Beef Stir Fry: 3oz Ground Beef, Green & Red Bell Pepper, Ginger, Garlic, Tamari, Chili Paste, Beef Stock. 60g Macadamia Nuts.

7:00pm: Regular Quizno's Cabo Chicken Sandwich.

9:00pm: 1 Beer, 1 Box Junior Mints, 1 Box Whoppers.

Craig Cooper
03-03-2007, 10:49 AM
BW = 165.5

10:00am: 6 Eggs, 1 Small Avocado, 1oz Butter, 2oz Cheddar, 3oz Salsa.

5:00pm: 6oz Chicken Breast, 6oz Cabbage, 30g Almonds, 2Tbsp Sesame Seeds, 2oz Asian Dressing. 4tbsp Cashew/Macadamia Nut Butter.

7:00 - 12:00am: Variety of Crackers & Cheese, A Bunch of Grapes, 2 Slices of Pizza, A Few Chocolate Balls, 6 Beer.

Craig Cooper
03-04-2007, 09:57 PM
BW = Don't Know, can't be good though given last night's debauchery.

1:00pm: 8oz Moroccan Chicken Salad, 4oz Charleston Chicken Salad, 1/2 Large Gelatto (Chocolate Caramel & Peanut Butter Nirvana).

7:00pm: 6 Eggs, 6Tbsp Fire Roasted Guacamole (TJs), 1oz Butter, 2oz Cheddar.

Craig Cooper
03-05-2007, 08:33 AM
BW = 166.5

10:30am: 6 Eggs, 6Tbsp Fire Roasted Guacamole (TJs), 1oz Butter, 2oz Cheddar.

1:30pm: 6oz Chicken Breast, 6oz Cabbage, 30g Almonds, 2Tbsp Sesame Seeds, 2oz Asian Dressing. 4tbsp Cashew/Macadamia Nut Butter.

5:00pm: Beef Stir Fry: 6oz Ground Beef, Green & Red Bell Pepper, Ginger, Garlic, Tamari, Chili Paste, Beef Stock. 60g Macadamia Nuts.

Craig Cooper
03-06-2007, 07:37 AM
BW = 166.5

8:00am: 6 Eggs, 6Tbsp Fire Roasted Guacamole (TJs), 1oz Butter, 2oz Cheddar.

11:00am: 6oz Chicken Breast, 6oz Cabbage, 30g Almonds, 2Tbsp Sesame Seeds, 2oz Asian Dressing. 4tbsp Cashew/Macadamia Nut Butter.

4:00pm: Beef Stir Fry: 6oz Ground Beef, Green & Red Bell Pepper, Ginger, Garlic, Tamari, Chili Paste, Beef Stock. 60g Macadamia Nuts.

Craig Cooper
03-06-2007, 10:07 PM
I've been keeping a training blog over at blogger.com for some time now, and I've decided that I'm going to add my nutrition info to it too, just to keep everything in one place, it's easier that way. Everyone is more than welcome to keep reading about my stellar nutrition (usually) over there:

My Fitness Blog (http://craigexperiment.blogspot.com/)