So I stumbled across this diet and have to say... It' seems very intriguing.... Eggs n bacon for breakfast, cheeseburgers fr lunch, steak for dinner, no carbs like breads..... Sounds really really good..... But does it work?
more or less yep. watching total calories is still important though, but overall you are somewhat less likely to store calories from eaten fat as fat than calories from carbs.
Yeah atkins diet is legit. Works better the more you weigh though, and I personally wouldn't do it if your bodyfat % is below 15%.
Well I am not going to argue, sorry to inform you I learned this in Nutrtion II which is an advanced course last semester! I am not trying to be a smart a$s, I am just trying to relay "Correct" information instead of myths.
I've heard that used plenty of times by nutritionists spreading incorrect information.Originally Posted by JajaNe20
Low carb (no sugar) / high protein / moderate fat = epic win
works for me no matter what my goal is. If it's a cut, then be very strict with the carbs, if it's a bulk, don't shy away from the carbs.
lost 44 lbs on a 3-month cut with this diet, and recently put on 20lb lean mass with the same diet...go figure
-It's not about what you're doing, it's about how you're doing it.
There were studies done on individual groups eating isocaloric diets of either fat, protein, or carbohydrates. Each group was to ingest 1000 calories with ~90% coming from their respective macronutrient. The fat and protein groups lost weight while the carb group either stayed the same or gained some. There are numerous physiological mechanisms behind this, and that study was well as many others shows you that the traditional dietetics courses base their curriculum on outdated information.
My advice for the OP on his attempt at the anabolic diet is to really watch the carb load time. Based on my personal, as well as many others, experiences, the 5-on-2-off approach outlined in the book is simply too great a window for carbs. I found that having an entire weekend for carbs gave me too much "spillover". I feel a 4-on-1-off approach provides the greatest results while also being psychologically easier.
For the low carb days jus make sure to eat your fatty protein/meat sources, get some fiber, and watch the carbs from nuts and some high starch veggies.
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I always thought staying away from carbs became catabolic or at least wasn't anabolic?
Hmm no use arhuing with a lost cause. You guys have to realize limitations, exercise, and others before you "bark" with your studies. Someone being sedentary will not need carbohydrates as much as someone being vigorously active. EASY it's okay to be wrong sometimes lil man
The fat and protein groups lost weight while the carb group either stayed the same or gained some
^ Also carbs hold onto water therefore could have caused the weight to stay steady as opposed to the other people's diets who didn't have carbohydrates in which they would have lost a significant amount of water weight. Let's use our heads here guys instead of reading an abstract! BAHAHA
I'll start throwing in some studies now. Granted, these are on fat loss, rather than fat gain for the most part.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5304a3.htm - this one is relevant to fat gain + obesity.
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/la...748-4/abstract - somewhat indirect, showing insulin causes cholesterol + fat synthesis on arterial walls
I can find hundreds more. Your teacher taught what he believed, which is not necessarily related to reality, but more to what his teacher believed when he was learning.
So as you all understand, most of the incorrect nutritional information that is still pressed by nutrition educators and specialists is based off the early (WWII) discovery of the ability to measure serum cholesterol and the erroneous assumption that it was particuarly related to heart disease. Ancel Keys ran some horribly flawed studies, disregarded anything contrary, dropped non-agreeing results from his papers, ignored the actual results from his study and came to a different conclusion than the data showed, and ran a huge basically political and marketing campaign forcing his low fat high carbohydrate strategy onto the masses. Once the American Heart Association glommed onto his work and pushed it as well, the fate was sealed.
Most nutritionists still believe in and follow this as on most campuses, attempting to disagree with those theories is akin to disagreeing with evolution. But science doesn't support it.
Hmmmm anabolic diet? Is this popular with many pros? Sounds like a nice diet in aas
It seems more of a cutting diet
I agree with you Easy. But how is this an anabolic diet? It definitely is a great diet for weight loss, but I don't see it being good for building muscle either.
Always thought thats why a lot of people carb cycled?
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