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Too much almonds...

Friday, November 02, 2012

I think I had way too much of them today.

It seems that I can't really build muscle at about 2100 kCals. Granted, this intake still causes caloric deficiency, although the deficiency is rather small. It seems that I have to go to 2400kCals to put on muscle (and some fat, inevitably).

That of losing fat and gaining muscle mass at the same time is not happening to me. I wish it did. It has been 2 months, and my strength gain has basically stalled.

The culprit is without doubt being short of calories.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPEEDYDOG 11/5/2012 9:34AM

    Almonds are good for you. Of course, there is an old saying about too much of a good thing. At least you did not say, "I had too many Twinkies!"

I think you have a point about calories and muscle building. I am not sure you have to put on a noticeable amount of fat to build muscle. I have a great book called "Power Eating." This book is a common sense way to get strong and faster without eating like a horse.

Sometimes we hit a plateau in both weight loss, endurance and strength. Try changing things up a little and see what happens.

Good Luck, Bruce

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