RE: Question for Maribeth-Workout for an Endo
Tell me why you think you are primarily slow twitch if you put on muscle mass fairly easily? This is usually a trait of someone with high fiber density and a predominance of fast twitch fibers.
I don't think A-jock was blasting healthy eating, just the obsession so many people have with "clean eating"--a term that will send me into orbit if I hear again anytime soon!
Annette's point was that if more people would just not fixate on every morsel they ate and concentrate their efforts on intense training and eating in moderation, many issues with excess storage fat would take care of themselves. I couldn't agree more.
I do think that the RDA for protein is a bit low, especially for athletes engaged in heavy duty strenth training where muscle protein synthesis is essential. But as for low carb diets or low fat diets or avoiding sugar or eating as many sticks and twigs as possible--no way--life's too short to not eat a cookie!
Sorry--I went off on a rant. Back to your training routine--just how easily do you put on muscle mass? Fat loss is all about maximizing metabolic rate and the primary means to do so is to build calorie burning muscle.