Overshot My Recomp Goals – Part 6

In Part 1 I reviewed the results of my [20 Apr 2018] Bod Pod test against my goals of Body Recomposition.

Part 2 looked at some of the problems with having too low a body fat.

Part 3 looked at the consequences of low body fat with regard to fasting.

Part 4 asked the question “Can’t I just eat more?”

Part 5 started to look at maintenance diets.

In this part I start to formulate a strategy based in this Jethro Tull song.

Don’t want to be a fat man, people would think that I was just good fun.
Would rather be a thin man, I am so glad to go on being one.
Too much to carry around with you, no chance of finding a woman who
will love you in the morning and all the night time too.
Don’t want to be a fat man, have not the patience to ignore all that.
Hate to admit to myself half of my problems came from being fat.
Won’t waste my time feeling sorry for him, I seen the other side to being thin.
Roll us both down a mountain and I’m sure the fat man would win. “Fat Man” – Jethro Tull

My New Goals

  • Must remain non-Diabetic
    • HbA1c 5.2 or less
    • Morning Fasting Blood Glucose 95 or less (averaged over a week)
    • This entails a Low Carbohydrate component
  • Maintain body composition with 12% body fat target
    • Current is 7.5% body fat
    • Will need to [slowly] re-gain 4.5% more body fat
  • Gain muscle mass
    • Measured as Lean Body Mass
    • Ideally 10 lbs in a year
    • Current LBM – 152.4 lbs
    • Goal LBM – 162.4 lbs by May 1, 2019
    • Goal body fat – 12%
    • Goal weight – 184.5 lbs

Maintenance Strategy

I don’t have one. Never thought I’d have to figure this one out.. Off to look into the science…


Author: Doug

I'm an Engineer who is also a science geek. I was pre-diabetic in 1996 and became a diabetic in 2003. I decided to figure out how to hack my diabetes and in 2016 found the ketogetic diet which reversed my diabetes.

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