Originally Posted by Mike ODonnell
Manipulate as in cycling? You could eat protein and fat (and non-starchy vegetables) on non workout days......eat pwo whole food carbs on workout days (lower fat intake).
Martin did a good overview on his stratagies here.
Thanks Mike. I've read Martin's comments and frankly I have trouble seeing how his recomp protocol could be done without getting sick. Consider what he writes here:
Originally Posted by Martin Berkhan
WO-days: have a moderate sized meal of 50-60/50-60 carb/pro (minimum fat) pre-WO (approx 450-550 kcal). PWO-meal is ideally a high carb, moderate protein and low fat refeed. Kcal target for this day should be around maintenance+25% with the absolute majority of kcals eaten PWO. General guidelines for this day is (at least) 1 g protein/bw and 2 g carbs/ bw, and then you may fill out with whatever macronutrient you want to a certain degree. Ideally, emphasis should be put on carbs while fat intake is kept low; these conditions are the most favourable in order to prevent fat storage and optimize glycogen storage.
For me, maintenance is around 3000kcal on workout days. So he's suggesting that I eat 3750kcal in 8 hours. I could see doing that if you're eating mostly fat, hitting 1 g protein per pound of body weight and keeping carbs low. It would still be hard but doable. However, eating that much in 8 hours and keeping fat intake low seems virtually impossible. I get nauseous just thinking about it!
Also if one wants to stick with a strict paleo diet these recommendations seem out of the question.