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This picture was taken earlier today. Over 2 years of intermittent fasting. Consistently under 10% body fat (from being more than 50 pounds overweight at one point in life). Still enjoying my preferred amount of lean muscle mass. More liberated than ever.
Still eating mostly whole, real food, though not Paleolithic in absolute. I still enjoy fresh-baked breads and tiramisu dessert.
Still eating my first meal around 4pm. I do quazi-daily intermittent fasting (IF on most days of the week, but still enjoy breakfast or lunch with friends or with my wife).
I lift heavy weight once or twice a week, and I do metabolic training now and then. (The picture above is while doing a 10-minute workout at home with a medicine ball — quick and dirty.)
I never focus on macronutrients. I never focus on protein intake — probably don’t even get the recommended daily minimum half the time.
I also don’t focus on post-workout meals. Post-workout meals may be useful for those who have reached 97% of their maximum genetic potential, in which case PWO meals (and some nutritional supplements) may net another 2% or 3%. They may have their use, but it depends on the user’s status.
Most people, however, still have a large margin of natural muscle mass to gain, and/or they still possess a layer of fat to lose. These people should concentrate on things that matter the most (like a good strength training program or eating less) and they should avoid fancy details (like meal timing and protein powders) until they’re pushing their genetic envelop.
For those muscleheads who are near behemoth potential (i.e. having the heavy muscle mass of competitive bodybuilders) and have the deep-seated psychological need to push for even more, there are endless muscle-building blogs and websites available on the internet. The Lean Saloon is not that place.
The Lean Saloon is a place for those who wish to get lean, possess an attractive physique, enjoy good health, and not obsess over the process.