In my last update, I had just started ‘working’ again in a very limited capacity. I do have access to an office landscape, where I challenge my oversensitivity to external stimulation twice a week (sensitivity to motion, sounds, interactions, flickering lights, etcetera.). This has worked well, actually so well that I’m now back at the gym for about 4 or 5 strength training sessions a week. Although it’s a lot of noise and strength training in itself is somewhat mentally taxing, it feels really good. To take advantage of my muscle memory, I have added a second daily meal. I hit the weights for 35 to 40 minutes in the morning/forenoon, then have a meal when I get back home and a second meal about 6 hours later. And yes, since I have no nutrition deficiencies, I’m so satiated after my first meal that I kind of have to force the second one.
My meals have been pretty simple, some ham or fish, ground beef, eggs, heavy cream, butter and the occasional aged cheese and bits of liver. For fun, I put the meals into my nutrition software, and on average I get 240 grams of protein, 150 grams of fat, 5 grams of trace carbs and about 2300 kcal. As you know, due to bioavailability in animal foods, calories/energy is not the same as on a regular shitty diet that contain plant-foods.
So, after a week and four training sessions, my body weight is up by 4 kg (8.8 lbs). My body has never responded at this rate before – and that at almost 46 years of age while still healing a tumor in my leg and battling this oversensitivity from the injury on my brainstem. It simply shows that everything in your body is working better when you follow our natural animal-based diet – and that you easily can fill up your glycogen stores by gluconeogenesis without consuming carbohydrates.
Another funny thing is that my muscle soreness has been almost non-existent. I did go fairly easy during the first two sessions, but then I moved on to my regular heavy 5-reps compound movements done to technical failure (stop the set when your form start to deteriorate) – followed by an isolation movement in the 10 to 15 rep-range to muscular failure. Still, very minimal soreness. Only thing I did experience for a couple of days was increased mental fatigue, but that was to be expected (as mental fatigue is one of the things I’m recovering from).
With that being said, my goal is simply to get back into my previous ‘above average’ fitness physique. I have no desire to be overly muscular or anything ‘bodybuilding’-like. I put that behind me many years ago. I want a strong and functional physique that does not require a shit-load of food. That’s it.
And yes, as part of my recovery process, I do work with a couple of clients monthly and do weekly consultations. If interested, check my online-coaching posts and send me a message.
Until next time, take care and much love to all of you!