Why are you going low carb?

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    Why are you going low carb?


    If you are on a low carb diet i want to know why?
    Also what do you think its going to do for you in the long term?

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    i don't do low carb but others usually do it to lose weight.
    From what i understand, it's more of a short term procedure than a long term one.
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    My carbs are fairly low. I take 'em down for show prep. I cycle 'em though. I'm not gonna sit low for very long. I'll typically start off with my carbs around 200, with 300-400 on heavy days, and hold that for four weeks or so. Then, I'll drop 'em a bit until six weeks out. Then, at six weeks out, I'll go three low days (50g or less), one high day (200g-250g), two low days (50g or less), and one medium day (100g-150g). Of course my fats will be through the roof and I'm taking glycerol, glutamine, and tons of bcaa's to keep my energy up throughout my training.

    What will this do for me in the long term? Not lots. However, in the short-term (14 weeks), it'll pull me down around 2% bodyfat! Ultimately, I'm not the biggest fan of a ketogenic diet. However, with that being said, it certainly does work! You just have to stimulate your metabolism via thermogenics/supps.

    I hope that answers your question. Out of curiousity... Why do you ask?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrm View Post
    If you are on a low carb diet i want to know why?
    Also what do you think its going to do for you in the long term?
    I use low carb whilst cutting to prevent optimal glycogen levels and therefore resulting in my body being at a catabolic state where it's burning more calories than it's consuming in order to burn away unwanted/unnecessary pounds of fat.
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    Bottom line: It's the least-complicated way to achieve my desired results. There's no guesswork and results are consistent. That plus I'm never hungry are the selling-points for me.
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    The only thing that has worked for me consistently. I love keto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CallmeClark View Post
    My carbs are fairly low. I take 'em down for show prep. I cycle 'em though. I'm not gonna sit low for very long. I'll typically start off with my carbs around 200, with 300-400 on heavy days, and hold that for four weeks or so. Then, I'll drop 'em a bit until six weeks out. Then, at six weeks out, I'll go three low days (50g or less), one high day (200g-250g), two low days (50g or less), and one medium day (100g-150g). Of course my fats will be through the roof and I'm taking glycerol, glutamine, and tons of bcaa's to keep my energy up throughout my training.

    What will this do for me in the long term? Not lots. However, in the short-term (14 weeks), it'll pull me down around 2% bodyfat! Ultimately, I'm not the biggest fan of a ketogenic diet. However, with that being said, it certainly does work! You just have to stimulate your metabolism via thermogenics/supps.

    I hope that answers your question. Out of curiousity... Why do you ask?
    ya it does. And i was just wondering to see what type of people are doing it like competers or more just every day people who are a little over weight.
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