I ran into a friend in the gym on Friday that I hadn't seen in a couple months. He complemented me by saying that I was looking really lean. I feel that my low pufa/high starch diet is really working for what I want to achieve.
It's funny, I have some Irish blood in me so that may be why I enjoy potatoes so much. I recently read that prior to the potato famine in the 1850's, the weather in Ireland was perfect for potato growth and that the population just about doubled between 1800 and 1845. During this time, on average, a family of 6 was eating 250lbs. of potato a week! That is just shy of 6 lbs. of potatoes a day per person. This info kinda reassures me in what I am currently doing.
I am on spring break this week so I am reading several books right now. One of them is my great grandfathers Physiology & Hygiene textbook with a copyright of 1889. It is really interesting and insightful to see dietary recommendations of a time when refined foods were not eaten like they are in these days. I will do a little review when I finish it.
The topic of milk has become very much of interest to me. Im thinking about doing a post just about about dairy as it was a staple of certain cultures and still is. I may even do a dietary experiment this summer to see the anabolic effects of dairy proteins & lactose.
The Metabolic Zone
1 year ago