As a family, we've shifted to:
- Food quality.
- Raw, Grassfed/finished dairy from a local farm. The 16yo who used to get diarhea if he smelled dairy too hard drinks a quart a day with no impact. Raw cream is pretty cool.
- Grassfed beef, Wild Boar sausage, Grassfed Goat. Yummy stuff.
- Real eggs. Leaving SLO where my mom had good eggs sucked. We've found several sources of real eggs (it's a real egg if the yolk resembles an orange, rather than a lemon. If the yolk looks like a lemon, I'm not sure if there are nutrients in it. Also, taste varies substantially).
- As before, I'm on a superslow routine. The fundamental claim of superslow is that muscle building has 2 components: Work, and Rest. If you don't do hard enough work, you fail to build muscle. If you don't get enough rest, you fail to build muscle. And it may well be the case that the required amount of rest is > 4 days after a serious workout. Superheroes in the HIT pantheon suggest that some folks hit 14 day required rest periods.
- Walking. I work in a building nearly the size of the pentagon. End to end, it's almost a mile. There are huge health benefits to walking 45 minutes a day 4 days a week. Aerobic health benefit is disputed (by HIT/Superslow folks) after that mark. I do that much walking, kinda accidentally.
- Play. Wife got a membership to a gym. That means basketball with the teen, swim with the shorties.
I gained on the order of 20 pounds living in California, and being on the road all the time, eating hotel food. ALL of that is gone this past 2 months....half from light-paleo...half from this crazy thing I'm doing. And I'm sure some of that has transmuted to muscle mass...but I don't have good measurement there.