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carb back-loading explained - episode 18

Because milk and eggs act as allergens to some people, there is some question as to whether you need to cycle them in your diet, and the supplements that are made from them—particularly whey protein. Kiefer discusses digestion and whether or not these fears are warranted.

Series Background

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
  • Why you shouldn’t back-load with pasta
  • Pre- and post-workout supplementation
  • Whether or not to back-load with fast food
  • The truth about artificial sweeteners
  • How whey protein might be better than vegetables
  • And much more!

See Sean’s transcript of the interview at www.seanhyson.com

Pick up a copy of Carb Back-Loading 1.0, Kiefer’s e-book, at www.carbbackloading.com

View the entire Carb Back-Loading series here.


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