- 11-20-2013, 12:42 PM
So I've been reading a lot about ketogenic diets and the body opus diet. My goal has been to go from roughly 16% body fat down to 6% or so and keep the most of my gains possible. I have been on this eating routine for roughly a week while continuing my split routine and at least a 30 minute light jog (4.9 mph or so).
My question mainly is about the nuts or fats portion of this diet. I work on the road and eat out. Yesterday was like this:
Morning two omlettes one western and one Philly
Mid morning small bag of cashews
Lunch one whole chicken (couldn't finish it all:
Afternoon snack 2 pieces of pepperoni wrapped mozzarella
Pre workout: cyto plex 45 G protein shake with low carbs roughly 9g
Post workout cyto plex 45 G protein shake
The confusion is mainly with the nuts because the bag I are had 40 g of carbs, 128 g of fat, and 48 g of protein
A lot of the resources out there say cashews are very ketogenic but the body opus says to eat zero carbs. It seems kind of far fetched to eat zero carbs.
- 11-20-2013, 01:26 PM
- 11-20-2013, 06:05 PM
would you mind sourcing what you are saying? I appreciate the response, but It doesn't really answer my question. It sounds like I should cut out the cashews and be even better off though. But a lot of websites are telling me cashews are very ketogenic. and body opus is saying load up on fat and protein but keep the carbs to 0, which is next to impossible.
11-20-2013, 07:23 PM
11-20-2013, 09:39 PM
small bag of cashews= 128g fats???? thats no small bag, I'm ketogenic and do enjoy nuts (almonds), about 20 grams of fat worth and it only adds 6 grams of net carbs.
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11-21-2013, 10:44 AM
the point of body opus is to reach into ketosis in about 48 or so hrs.. so from 6 pm on sun until about late weds night, you wouldn't want anything other than trace carbs.. and the amount you have listed is far too much.. particularly at one sitting.. even the 9 g in the protein shake at night is too much.
you will find using a half scoop of protein in a 1/4 cup of heavy crème will be the best route .. itll keep the carbs down to acceptable levels whil you try to make it into ketosis ..
after weds you can have some extra carbs but still too many at anyone time will knoch you out of keto.
do you have the book or are you flying by the seat of your pants?
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11-23-2013, 08:39 PM
the cashews are fine
Get a food tracking app like looseit and start tracking you food intake so you can give us a better breakdown of how your eating
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