Lena, Sunny loves ya and says thank you!
I am excited to hear that you want to also do a fast, remember, this is a 'feast' i'm doing, it isn't restricted, well, in a sense it isn't. Fasts are much more vigorous, i'm taking in alot, it's just all liquid and only fruits and veggies. I started with coconut oil but now that i have coconuts, it doesn't make sense to me to add oil and i have have no reason to add nuts or grains and don't think i will....
I am also delighted that you are looking to compete next year. I am also feeling a competition, this board has helped alot in motivating me and sharing my progress as well as watching others. I would like to do one in mid-late fall of this year and i'm pretty sure i'm going to give it a go. I just want to hire a good trainer to help me pose right and create a routine; I need to learn how to pose better.
As far as strength/muscle maintenance/muscle loss, so far so good i think Lena. Honestly I truly feel that there is now way it can be all bf loss and no lbm loss especially once i start to lose more, it just doesn't make sense. However, I continue to get stronger with everything I do and make progress so it certainly seems that way. I am ecstatic with this way of dieting right now; i feel super clean, have enormous amount of energy and as far as impressions go, read the above post a couple of posts above about the deadlift. Sooner or later the strength will stabilize and decrease but i'm enjoying the fact that hasn't happened yet....
-26lb box of 4 frozen durians
-2 boxes of young thai coconuts (18)
I will have to be without durian for a day of two as these will take some days to thaw out and I have barely any prepared left
Where do you get your protein?
But as long as people stay away from our cooler bags with our meals and not ask silly questions, we're all pretty tame