Because of ADT I have been on a strict diet.
I do not consume any flour, or sugar. Of course, I have noticed a melting or flattening out of gains, but when I work out, I get inspired by the pump I get. I do take supplements that work for me. Creatine, L Citruline, Aminos, and Whey.
Being just a month into firmagon, ( after my failed 3 month eligard shot) I believe the melting factor is due to the diet, more than ADT because I am always in the gym. Or sadly both.
I do a pull, push, legs, rest routine, that keeps me in the gym 6 days a week. I change up excersises the second time around, and try to stick to 2 different excersises per muscle group each day.
What is the best carbs intake pre and post?
I used to eat pasta before and use bananas in my shake after, but now, I will put some brocolli and walnuts in my post workout shake instead.
I eat salads and veggies for carbs, while I supplement with whey, and low carb plant based proteins to keep my daily protein to weight ratio up. An occasional Michelob Ultra light, or 4.
Anyone eat "One" protein bars? I have one a day to supplement.
What seems to be difficult is dieting, and keeping mass.
Would be good to know others experiences on this matter.
My wife and I make cauliflower rice and she has made tortillas from cauliflower, and it is really good for tacos and enchiladas.
Should I keep bananas out of post workout shake, or could the muscles benefit from this spike in post? f we cannot make any gains because of our low T, would that even matter?
For keeping muscle mass on ADT and carbos for endurance, my go-to breakfast is plain yogurt (Fage) with walnut, flaxseed, plant-based protein, and 1/2 banana. Always liked banana for the potassium, but never eat more than 1/2 at a time due it being high on the glycemic scale. If I need more carbs for a long workout, I stick with the complex carbs that break down slowly, such as sour dough bread.
Lately I’ve watched a lot of YouTube videos on this subject and here’s one my favorite nutrition advisors, who actually cites some studies to back up his recs.
Thank you timotur, and especially the half banana! It does make the shake better, and that glycemic spike does calm the post workout jitters.