View Full Version : Advice on PSMF

11-21-2005, 11:18 AM
Here's the general idea of what i'm going for. Suggestions and advice greatly appreciated!

11-21-2005, 12:29 PM
How much do you weigh?

11-21-2005, 12:36 PM

11-21-2005, 12:50 PM
Looks appropriate to me, but are you fat enough to justify such a radical approach?

11-21-2005, 12:58 PM
10 weeks away from lifting combined with drinking 35 out of 40 nights in europe has done bad things to me. I want to get down to 10% once and for all and then start a slow bulk. I have no checked but i'm probably 20% now. Really i've never tried anything like this and I figured it would be a good experiment to see how my body reacts.

There's also the whole, getting trim before seing the ex thing but that's a whole different story.

11-21-2005, 07:02 PM
eh IMHO 20% is not high enough to have to do this... unless youre seeing her in like a month or somehting

11-21-2005, 07:24 PM
6 weeks =). But really, its not about that. It just something that I've wanted ot try for a while to see how my body reacts to low carb/fat/cals.

11-21-2005, 08:32 PM
How long can one stay on PSMF safely? I know you can stay on low carb and low calorie for a while but low carb and low fat just doesn't seem safe for any real length of time.

11-21-2005, 10:03 PM

Go check the forums. You'll be better off searching there first, because a lot of your questions will be answered already.

11-21-2005, 11:21 PM
Thanks, i totally forogt about lyle's board. I haven't been over there in a while.

11-22-2005, 08:48 AM
Have you read Lyle's book on the topic? He provides guidelines for how long one can stay on the diet and how frequently one needs to refeed/break depending on body composition.

11-22-2005, 11:33 AM
I'm reading it right now.

Vapour Trails
11-23-2005, 04:00 PM
Just be prepared for the terrible workouts, for which you have will have no energy because of the lack of carbs. That and the feelings of being dazed and confused. I lasted 4 days, I felt terrible the whole time.

11-23-2005, 06:10 PM
All the answers are in the book. It's not a complicated diet, really. My first go at a PSMF lasted 4.5 days and I felt like Vapour Trails.

My 2nd go, which I'm currently doing right now, I feel better. I definately lack some energy and am more tired than general, but I've lasted for about 3-4 weeks so far and still going good. Dropped about 15-20 pounds (depending on the day, hehe), mostly being water weight. But, if I weigh myself the day after I refeed, then I've lost about 11 pounds total while my strength has actually remained pretty constant.

11-23-2005, 06:42 PM
I'm on day three right now and granted, I don't feel 100% but really, I have done low carb before and I really don't feel that bad. My body really takes well to low carb. Hitting the gym on zero carb is pretty damn tough though. We'll see how things go tomorrow for thanksgiving. I am planning on eating just turkey but who knows.

11-24-2005, 07:54 AM
I lasted a few weeks and only stopped for other reasons. It's definitely maintainable from my perspective, just be careful with two things. First, stay consistent with your workouts. Second, when you're coming off, make sure you follow the guidelines Lyle set forth. I rebounded terribly after this particular type of diet, so I wouldn't do it again unless I knew I could be 100% dedicated.

11-24-2005, 11:02 AM
Yeah, i definitly need to be consistent with the workouts. Hopefully I can ease my way into a UD2 or something less restrictive then the psmf.

11-26-2005, 09:36 AM
Yeah, i definitly need to be consistent with the workouts. Hopefully I can ease my way into a UD2 or something less restrictive then the psmf.
Ease your way into ud2 because it's less restrictive? I was thinking about doing some research on this PSMF diet but now I don't think I want to.

11-26-2005, 11:42 AM
PSMF is fantastic for losing a few lbs very quickly.
It is an easy diet and if you are goal oriented, not difficult to stick to