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    dkaler is offline Senior Member
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    Default Trying to follow Clarence Bass' "Lean for Life" eating style

    Was just curious if anyone else has followed his diet/workout regimen. I'm not following his workout plan, just the diet part. Workout wise I've been changing between a variety of routines at 2 to 3 week intervals per routine - some EDT, RKC stuff, right now a PTP style routine & some HOC. The book is pretty interesting. He follows a "near vegetarian" diet and consumes a substantial amount of grain products, with what I assume is adequate protein intake. He doesn't say anything in the book about the common 1g protein per pound of bodyweigt rule, but I haven't checked his website. I've been trying to adjust to the eating style. Calorie intake has been a little higher than what I was doing before. Interested in anyone else's experiences.

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    Default Trying to follow Clarence Bass'

    Hello,
    I have been working as a Bicycle Messanger ove the past 2-3 months and have been riding 50-80 miles a day...then training with KBs or for climbing 2-3 days per week.
    Since those changes have been following Clarence Bass style Diet and have felt really good. Lots sprouted organic grains, quinoa, brown rice, oats, spelt, veggies (sweet potatos, squash, greens)...a little jucie, fruit, legumes, nut butter (PB and almond), soymilk...then salmon or beef 2-3 dinners per week.
    Never felt better.
    I was near paleo 6-9months ago and feel much metter digestively and energetically without the high protien intake.

    I think it is a great way to eat...I have lots of energy and very little body fat. LBM has also increased since upping my caloric intake with high quality carbohydrates. I weigh in around 135-140.
    Total caloric intake for me is around 3000-4200 per day including 1-2 rest days per week.
    Good luck.
    -Dan

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    dkaler is offline Senior Member
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    Default Interesting

    Sounds like your diet is pretty varied. I've been following his diet as much as possible, but I don't adhere to it as strictly as you do. I was curious as to where I could get more info on his eating style. Lean for life gives 4 meal plans as I recall, consisting pretty much of grain cereals & bread, low fat milk & yogurt, nut butter, fruit, veggies and a small amount of meat. I could follow it more strictly, but kind of difficult since my wife doesn't want to eat the same way. So my evening meal is sometimes a little different, but not alot. Looks like your calorie level is pretty high for your body weight, but I guess you need it with all of that bike riding plus the KBs. Glad it's working out for you. I don't know as if I feel better than before, but I'm happier in that I'm eating more grain & breads, which I enjoy. Do you know if he gives any more info as far as his meals in any of his other books or on his website ? Thanks for the input.

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    Default Interesting

    I do mostly low carb a la Ellis style but once in a while I mix it up and add more carbs because I do like grains once in a while. But never got lean on Clarence Bass's diet. Ellis works better for me. Its easier to eat and cook on the run a busy schedule. I dont hungry as often either. But guess each works for person differently. Some folks are carb metabolizers and thrive on the low fat high complex carb diet. I dont.
    However with that said it ultimately comes down to the equation Ellis mentions:

    BW=(CALORIES in )- (CALORIES OUT)

    Bodyfat is similar until a certain level is reached. Under 10% demands incredible exercise, drugs and or diet combo to get ripped as CBass puts it.

    My diet as of today

    4 eggs and butter and salsa
    6oz raw and dry roasted almonds and macadamia nuts
    1/2 roast chicken and salad
    1/2 roast chicken and salad

    mix up with
    fish and salads
    protein powder shakes
    BCAAs and glutamine

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    Default My diet before

    Tended to be on the low carb side in that almost all of my carbs were in the form of fruits & leafy/root vegetables. Somewhat similar to yours - I usually had one yam or squash per day too. I got down to about 11.5 % body fat following that eating style, albeit with calorie restriction. Not restricting calories nearly as much now. I think I'm close to 13% bf now, not because of Bass' diet per se, but because I upped my daily cal. intake pretty significantly. I may try to lean out with Bass' diet, I just haven't psyched myself up for it yet. Used the higher cal. intake along with a little more volume in my training so at least I've put on a little muscle with the fat gain. Kind of been in a steady state here the last month or so as far as body weight & % bf. Your diet looks pretty solid - I think the salads and shakes make the low carb a little easier to follow, at least they did for me.

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