What’s next?: For the next 8 weeks I will be transitioning my eating to back to normal (slowly increasing calories and adding in meals with starchy carbs). Transition dieting is the lost art of dieting. It allows you to stay lean, and not gain back all of your fat that you lost. Basically, I’m slowly introducing carbs back into my eating patterns, and slowing increasing my caloric intake. After this transition, I plan to slowly gain some quality lean mass . My goal is 8lbs of muscle in 8 months (I’ll keep you updated). I won’t let myself get fat, I promise.
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