So, I've kept it under wraps, but I've been doing an experimental new diet since the beginning of the year. This is the end of the 3 month experiment, and so I'll give my review of what is essentially a zero protein diet. Basically, my entire diet consists of leafy greens, pressed oils and some fruit. The idea is that proteins aren't actually 100% necessary for health, since your body can synthesize them. Instead, I focused on consuming only vegetable matter with 0 protein (lettuce greens, spinach, broccoli), refined carbohydrates (white bread, flour, sugar, etc.) and isolated fats (pressed olive oil, canola oil, fish oil) in order fulfill my calorie requirements. After the initial "breaking in" phase, your body goes into a perpetual state of amino-genesis. In this state, your constant consumption of carbs and fats will give you astounding amounts of energy. I'll admit, it was very difficult for the first two weeks, but after that it's been a breeze. What happens after you achieve amino-genesis is that your body has to set it's ****bolic furnaces on overdrive in order to process and synthesize all the aminos missing from your diet. By keeping your protein consumption near 0, your body learns to scrounge for other sources of aminos (primarily adipose tissue), that eventually lead to an exponential increase in fat loss all while maintaining your strength levels. Following this diet, I went from an initial weight of 174 lbs with 10.5% body fat down to 182 lbs and 7.5% body fat. That means, I started with ~18.3 lbs of fat, and finished with 13.65 lbs, while increasing lean mass by almost 13 lbs! The results speak for the efficacy of this "extreme" diet. Of course, I don't recommend it to everyone, since it requires incredible mental discipline and preparation. To start, I recommend emptying your fridge and pantry of all meat, nuts, beans and dairy products. This will clear your field of view of protein, and help you reduce cravings. Once you do this, I recommend gorging on refined sugar, sodas and breads. Vegan cookies and such are excellent as they are both tastey and filling! Once your palette learns to accept this rapid influx of sugar, your body will follow suit. I dealt with the initial energy issues by dosing myself on caffeine. However, after a few weeks, I felt I needed less sleep and had even more stamina in the gym!