Last year, M&F introduced readers to physicist-turned-nutritionist John Kiefer, the man who developed Carb Back-loading. This approach to gaining size while losing fat, which entails consuming most of your carbohydrates later in the day, and often in the form of “so-called” junk food, has become one of the hottest topics in sports nutrition.
I recently got Kiefer on the phone to clear up some of the misconceptions about his controversial plan, and get more specific advice on how to make it work under a variety of conditions. I also got Kiefer’s take on various other hot-button nutrition concerns. In this hour-long interview (which we have serialized), we cover, among other things:
How to back-load with unusual sleeping pattern
How standard bodybuilding foods may be less than optimal for muscle growth