High Fat Diet Plan
Carbohydrates (carbs) are the body’s preferred energy source during high intensity (anaerobic) training (such as weight lifting), and when carbs are low, the body not only reduces its ability to generate sufficient intensity for high output activities, but also experiences a significant energy decline. When you consume carbohydrates at adequate levels, the body not only stores these carbohydrates in muscle tissue which, along with the accompanying water, provides for a pumping effect (thus larger muscles), but also enhances strength during your weight training sessions. What does greater strength equal? More overload during your workouts, and consequently, an improved level of muscle mass.
Dietary fat, in the absence of carbohydrates, is used as an energy source, but never with the efficiency of carbohydrate consumption. In fact, to steer the body towards dietary fat as a primary energy source, you need to reduce carbohydrates dramatically, and thus the diet becomes predominantly fat and protein, with very little carbohydrates to provide the advantages I mentioned earlier. Therefore, you achieve no carbohydrate loading in muscle tissue (and thus both strength and energy decline), no pumping of muscle tissue (smaller muscles), a reduction in metabolism (which occurs when carbohydrates are absent), and a greatly increased chance for physical ailments as you age if using saturated fat food sources as a large part of each day’s meal plan.
Believe me, high fat, low carbohydrate diet plans are not only ineffective at building muscle mass, but also extremely dangerous in the long run, and such an eating strategy can actually destroy metabolism, forcing an individual to consume very small amounts of food in order to maintain a healthy body weight (which is one of the most important reasons to never consider such a strategy!). Much of the yo-yo dieting that occurs is due to experimentation with diet techniques that rob the body of needed carbohydrates, therefore slowing metabolism and increasing the chance for quick weight regain.
A diet focused on proper carbohydrate, protein and fat ratios (which differ depending on the meal) provides the body with a perfect blend of nutrients to consistently build muscle mass, and allows for maximum weight training performance. If your goal is to achieve the best muscle mass gains possible, then keep in mind that you will experience disastrous energy levels and a reduction in both strength and muscle size by following the high fat diet routine.
Remember, a potent bodybuilding diet and weight training workout plan leads to dramatic increases in muscle mass, and no radical philosophy (such as the high fat diet plan) will provide positive results (evidenced by the millions who glide from one fad diet to the next). I have achieved tremendous success (over 60 lbs of muscle mass gained), and am now teaching men and women around the world exactly how to gain muscle mass without supplements by using my MuscleNOW bodybuilding program.