Shadow - No need in stacking basic cuts on top of LR. LR does the job well by itself. If you're looking to stack something on top of it, look for a non-stimulant like DCP, CLA, Sesamin, etc...
Alright, thanks...again ^_^
Dang, you lucky bum, lol. The jello actually kicked me out of keto, it just took a little while <_< So there goes my jello, lol. I wasn't far in though, so that might have been it. I'm prolly not going to do my refeed this week just because last night or so I noticed it kicked me out, and I won't be back in till prolly tomorrow <_< Maybe I'll just kick my refeed to Saturday all day. Have any of you found the best refeed length? I have heard the Friday after workout to Sat midnight, and then one from Fri after workout till Fri midnight, and then the obvious one from Fri night to Sun midnight.
Sorry about that. JEllo has never done that to me. Some people determine their refeed length by how they look, they stop by the time where they start to look bloated. Which is probably easier at lower body fat percentages. I go for a 48 hour carb load.
I thought the refeed length was just one meal?
Also, you guys make keto sound like a hole. How can you tell if you've gone further into keto? I thought you were either in or out
It's fine, I am going to re-try the jello when I am deeper in, if I'm between 80 and 160 I'll prolly try again.
Thanks for the refeed info, I wasn't sure how to gauge what to do, no one ever said that in any topics or write-ups <_<
EDIT: wal, the keto stix have different keto counts, 80-160 is what I shoot for, because that means you are deeper(Than say, 20) and you're body is more efficient at burning the fat for energy. Atleast that's what I THINK ^_^
The refeed is just an amount of carbs, from what I have read, your body stores the carbs into your muscles so you can refill what you have been using for your workouts for the week. I also read that it doesn't matter if you have all the carbs in one meal, or if you have them in 12, your body stores the carbs no matter what. Eating 560 or so carbs in one meal just seems to hard for me <_<
Also, in the keto thread here, there is an excel sheet someone made that makes it insanely easy to find all your carbs/fats/proteins you will need. Just put in your BF % and weight.
EDIT...again: It won't let me attach the .doc, so I'll link you if you need it.
AS for how deep your in, the keto sticks can lie, if you have drank too much water it can dilute the concentration of ketones in your urine and give a lower number or a false negative. However, generally at around 3 days you should be in ketosis on low carbs, and at three weeks your brain should require the lowest amount of glucose that it will need to run properly.
I tried to put it into a google doc, it doesnt let you upload .xls
Google Docs - ckd info
edit: YOu can click edit on the bottom right or just go to this link instead:
Nice, that's the sheet
DANGIT, now I know why the stix say I'm not in keto then. I have been drinking so much frikkin water, it's scary, lol.
Maybe jello is not doing it
It is definately sweet when your brain and body get used to no-low carbs, I have energy all the time now. It's weird, I rarely get those moments where I feel like doing nothing now. Now that I'm adding LR, life will be grand
Are there set workouts for CKD which i have to follow?
In the spreadsheet for example, my gym has no T-Bar. I'm not strong enough to do 3 sets of dips :P Gym also doesnt have a reverse fly's machine
And no deadlifts?! Only stiff legged ones
I was hoping to do squats more than twice a week.
Use the exercise list they have their as a loose guideline. The wide variety of exercises is to ensure your depleting glycogen from as many muscles as possible. However, if you stick to your own routine, making sure that your hitting your muscles properly it shouldn't be a problem. Especially if your doing a depletion workout.
Cool, thanks for the info
So it won;t be a problem if i'm working out harden then what they say.
Also, should the diet by modified if I plan to workout twice a day on some days? I'm looking to hit the gym around 6 times a week and then doing HIIT on 2-3 days
Ya, I'm doing a totally different workout. Some of it is the same, but I am doing my own routine.
I don't even do a leg day, I know I should, but I do my workout at home with a machine and dumbells, etc...
I just run for about 40 mins, and then the HIIT on Thursday(So muscles have some time before final workout,which is all muscle groups) and also HIIT on Mondays, and possibly Saturday, if I feel up to it.
I'm still getting great results, so, meh, why fix what ain't broken?
Quick question though: It is around 40 degrees at 6 in the morning here, sometimes colder, and the HIIT in that weather kills my lungs(I run outside) So if I got a jump rope and just did 50 secs or so normal, then 10 secs fast, would I get the same benefits? I've heard of people doing rope instead of running, but I didn't know if there was any significant differences.
EDIT: I plan on doing something like that River, I don't see any need to stop doing CKD, I have awesome energy, I feel better(dunno why,lol) and the food is great. I sometimes use my refeed as a cheat day too, just 1 or 2 things I usually don't eat, usually involving lots of sugar ^_^ I only really do that because I know I can do a massive workout on Sunday, because of all the carbs I just got, and I can help work the extra .3 of a pound I gain from all the sugar :P
Something like that. I keep the higher calorie days for heavier workout days and it seems to help my fat loss. What type of CKD program are you looking to do?
I gain somewhere around 5-6 pounds during my refeeds. My refeeds usually include 24 hours of popcorn, bread, white rice, beans, some steak, chicken, candy, very small amounts of fruits. Ahh that muscular swell feels great.
So true ^_^
Alright, I'll try the rope and see how it goes the first day. Gonna try it on Thursday.
Also, I'm eating walnuts everyday(not a lot obviously) and I am definately starting to taste how bland they are. Is there any way to give em some flavor? Put em in a bad with salt and shake it? Or is there some spice or anything?
I may switch off/on with peanuts if there isn't anything for the blandness of em.
I would just link you over to the other thread that Rugger brought up about walnuts. But follow one of these two links
You can salt them, toss them with your favorite seasonings. A little bit of a neutral flavored oil can help with the coating.
Well, I might have made a typo...I meant almonds, lol. Sorry <_<
Was an interesting start of a read though, noone's ever told me to put my walnuts on a cookie sheet, lol