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  • EagerToLearn   •   Sat, Feb 22nd, '20 01:39   •   9 replies, 215 views

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The purpose of this post is to show that (at least for me) a diet very high in saturated fat (around 300g per day) and very high in dietary cholesterol is NOT bad for your health, despite conventional wisdom telling otherwise. Of course for this to work AUC-insulin needs to be kept low. As it is likely suboptimal from a BB perspective I hope this forum is not the wrong place for these kinds of things

For over 1 year I have been on a keto diet and my go-to protein source are eggs. Usually I eat about 10 eggs a day. Calories around 3000-3500 (80% fat, 10% protein, 10% carbs) -so actually the opposite what most of you guys are doing. Sometimes I do eat less carbs and sometimes on HIIT days I do eat more. I usually get about 120g protein a day (I try hard not to go above that number).

In addition I am on 1.5iu genotropin (IGF1 will follow in a few days).

So despite the claims that both GH and eggs raise LDL and glucose for me this is just not true lol, as actually I have a very lol LDL (ApoB is what you should look at as it indicates LDL particle NUMBER which is the atherogenic property of LDL and not the total cholesterol weight).

Also usually I hover around 1-2.5 ketones, which is amazing for mental clarity (as I have a job that requires this). What I also found is that whenever my ketones are lower than 1 I do require about 2h more sleep (while not feeling more refreshed at all).

Currently for testo I am on TRT 100mg/week + 0.5iu HCG and 0.5mg anastrozole. I also take 5mg anavar per day to reduce my SHBG. Bloods for both GH and TRT will follow next week.

From a bodybuilding perspective sure, if insulin is kept low all the time, gains are def. suboptimal. Still, I am not about gaining as much mass as possible but rather looking good (6-10% bf year round, less in the summer :) and more in the winter. Last DEXA last month had me at 8.2%. What I can def Keto really helps with that as it helps massively with staying lean.) But more importantly than looking good for me is to be as "functional" as possible. On keto I require about 2h less sleep (which is a big one for me and I use this extra time for reading), I don´t need any caffeine or other stims and I don´t have an afternoon lull. Also keto very strongly reduces any hunger as your blood sugar just doesn´t fluctuate much.

Downside of keto:
-somewhat slower muscle gains
-on social gatherings always having to skip the snacks and treats (restaurants are usually no issue I just ask them for extra olive oil or butter)
-food enjoyment (which I don´t care that much about

I hope eroids is not the wrong place for these kind of things.
More than in love with body-building I am actually in love with improving my performance and longevity. All in all, at least for me the ups-downs-ratio is 10:1. And as I have been doing this for over 15months now I am really in a position to do a comparison from my perspective.
Most importantly, initially I was worried that keto was bad for long-term metabolic health. But multiple blood tests show that if one does it right, quite the opposite is true.

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  • MASSIVE48
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Hell yeah thanks for sharing bro! ive been on Keto for 2 months now, about to start my Test/Var cycle on keto! +1 bro

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  • Molinin302
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This was very very interesting to see, thanks for sharing. Decent pics and labs always get a + from me.

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  • switch87x
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Impressive cholesterol numbers bro. Thanks for sharing w the community ++

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  • Sam I Am
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Post a self shot. I’m curious to see how you look. That protein seems low.

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I have some very conspicuous tattoos and I know some of my friends are lingering around this site and I would prefer not to get recognized. But I can tell you I am not "big" by any means, but I don´t care. Right now I weigh around 72kg (which some of you might consider "tiny" lol) and am about 175cm. doesn´t help you much I know but still. As to the protein, if I go much higher my ketone bodies drastically drop thats the reason why. I do care much more about fitness in terms of functionality and longevity than being as big as possible.

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X1,000.

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Lol my thoughts exactly

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  • EagerToLearn
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Also usually liver enzymes are much lower. Don´t know why they turned out this way. Will retest soon.

DHEAs and progesterone are elevated because of the HcG.

HBA1C is around 4.5-5 usually.

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It's a human body, things fluctuate sometimes no matter what we do.