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Old 01-16-2010, 10:46 AM   #17
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I think this diet would be benficial for the average joe that doesnt want to really count macronuitrients or calories. However IMO just because you are eating fruits and veggies as your carb source will not lead to leaner gains. For the most part it is the overall carbohydrates and calories for the day and week. As long as enough fiber is taken in from the carbohydrates and they are not all sugar(I like a 1:4 ratio of sugar in the carb source) it doesnt matter. 150 calories from fruit is still 150 calories from whole grains. Also what about fructose not being all that efficent at restoring glycogen levels? I would much rather something else taken or added pre/post workout. I am not down playing the importance of fruits and veggies in the diet at all!
I understand completely your point of view. That's one of the reasons I started this thread - to look at the viability of this diet as a mass builder. I have never tried gaining mass on anything other then a calorie surplus with heavy carbs, but - stubborn as I am - wanted to look at the viability of other possible approaches.

But then I see guys like C&P eating differently, which begs the question that started this thread.

I would like to take some trainees who lifter for a year, have about 15 to 20% bodyfat, and put them on this style of diet for 6 months (with proper training supervision).
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