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Jekyll posted Mar 10 at 1:56 am
I'm currently following your TSPA diet, but am ready to switch over to MANS. I wanted to know if I should do a full 14 days without a carb up or would 7 days suffice for the switch? I'm willing to do whatever you think is best. Thanks for everything.

recent by Mark McManus  ·  Mar 23 at 10:56 am
RyanO94 posted Mar 14 at 10:22 pm
Hi guys
I am switching from a cutting diet (tspa) to a high fat low carb bulking diet (mans) very soon and I am wondering how to best transition between the two? Read a lot about reverse dieting, and eating at maintenace for a while after a cut before increasing to bulking macros.

If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated.


recent by Mark McManus  ·  Mar 15 at 8:20 pm
Hi Mark,

I am working out at night and drinking a protein shake following. I don't eat until late morning the next day, fasting about 11-12 hours. I'm trying intermittent fasting and doing all my eating in an 8 hour window.

I'm 5'7", 195 lbs and 23% body fat. My goal is to lose fat and gain muscle.

Am I robbing my gains by not eating after my workout?

recent by Vmjcross  ·  Mar 9 at 3:07 pm
Gman617 posted Mar 6 at 2:36 am

Need to cut and I have your TSPA program but doc recently flagged me for having protein in my urine and is concerned that my kidneys are having an issue. Not sure now what to eat or supplement, don't want to take creatine since I think this will just make matters worse..

Thoughts on how to cut..?

recent by Mark McManus  ·  Mar 6 at 9:51 am
mgvsev posted Feb 27 at 3:04 pm
Hi Mark, I always thought yogurt was a good source of protein to add to my daily diet as a snack in between meals. I do not recall you mentioning it as a source of your daily protein intake. If not, could you explain why. I just read something recently about yogurt and it's negative effects regarding increases in estrogen levels which of course is not good for a male weight trainer. Your thoughts
recent by Mark McManus  ·  Feb 27 at 7:31 pm
Marconnez posted Feb 16 at 1:31 pm
I was wondering which strategy from would be the best for this Month of Mass challenge: MANS or GLAD?
I'm very fond of MANS, it helped me a lot when I received a type-2 diabetes diagnosis. After a solid 6-month period of MANS dieting, all my "wrong" blood markers have been reduced.


recent by Mark McManus  ·  Feb 16 at 7:42 pm
David posted Feb 9 at 7:57 pm
Started TSPA on Jan 5. Starting weight=190 with 19% body fat, working out 5 days/week. Age=64. Macros indicated are: carbs-70, protein-192, fat-130, calories-2218.

After 5 weeks my weight is 187.4 and body fat remains at 19%. I expected better results, especially since one typically loses weight faster when starting a new program. I'm only averaging about 0.5 lbs per week rather than the 1.5
recent by Mark McManus  ·  Feb 16 at 7:38 pm
Jekyll posted Feb 14 at 8:33 pm
Hi Mark,

I read your article where you say starting to consume your protein shake during your workout is actually the better option. Does this hold true for TSPA as well and even on carb up days? Or, is it best to wait til directly after?

Thanks in advance.

recent by Mark McManus  ·  Feb 15 at 10:27 am
jgreens posted Feb 13 at 3:20 pm
Hi Mark,

In your latest blog post, Best On-The-Go Protein Snacks, you advise against protein bars with the main protein source being derived from soy? Could you explain why that is or provide other info on that?


recent by Mark McManus  ·  Feb 14 at 9:51 am
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