Hi Mia: No, the meals are not complex! There are lots of awesome yummy, healthy, and quick recipes in both books (“Choose to Lose” and “Choose More, Lose More for Life”), and you might be able to find them in your library. There’s an awesome graphic in this post (as well as some other helpful info) that shows you how to put all your carb cycling meals together as well as calorie recommendations: http:///4514 . And follow the links in this post for ideas on foods you can choose: http:///2713 . And congrats on losing all those pounds – that’s awesome!
Now that’s not to say that you can’t put on any muscle mass, especially if you make sure that the nutrition, supplementation and rest/recovery side of things are well-designed and, more importantly, well-followed. Also your biological age and your resistance “training age” will have an impact on whether or not you will be able to pack on muscle while training as a triathlete. For instance, if you’re younger and have a lot of testosterone running through your veins, you can get away with a lot of cardio and still put on muscle. Additionally, if you’ve never really lifted weights in your life and now you are then your body may increase in muscle mass regardless of the cardio.
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