Dropping bodyfat what carbs to eat

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Gutterpump View Post
    I believe 40/40/20 (protein/fat/carbs) works better for leaning out. Just what I've noticed over time/trials.
    Ditto 40/40/20 did the job for me. If I want to lean out even more for a special occasion, I drop my carbs and up my fats.

    I tried carb backloading for four weeks early this year and it did not work for me *at all*. I got softer, pudgier .. Ugh, hated it. Just too carb sensitive I guess .. probably from all my young years yoyo dieting.

    Journal your food daily .. analyze your results often .. Change your approach as needed.


  2. Thanks man. I am keeping carbs low not going over 100 carbs a day but still keeping protein up. Still have a belly and little muffin jk. Time will take it tho
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Usfscuba View Post
    Ditto 40/40/20 did the job for me. If I want to lean out even more for a special occasion, I drop my carbs and up my fats.

    I tried carb backloading for four weeks early this year and it did not work for me *at all*. I got softer, pudgier .. Ugh, hated it. Just too carb sensitive I guess .. probably from all my young years yoyo dieting.

    Journal your food daily .. analyze your results often .. Change your approach as needed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gutterpump View Post
    I believe 40/40/20 (protein/fat/carbs) works better for leaning out. Just what I've noticed over time/trials.
    Thanks guys and 40/40/20 is where I started...however for me I tend to be sensitive to carbs & I stayed "soft" looking. The 50/30/20 ratio worked better for me. Being 47 years old my metabolism is a bit slower than most of you "young guys" so for me to stay at 40/40/20 I would have to up my HIIT to more than 2 days per week. At 50/30/20 I can let the diet do all the work & any HIIT would only be once per week. I still have energy & remain full looking...However YMMV

  4. Quote Originally Posted by mikespe View Post
    Thanks guys and 40/40/20 is where I started...however for me I tend to be sensitive to carbs & I stayed "soft" looking. The 50/30/20 ratio worked better for me. Being 47 years old my metabolism is a bit slower than most of you "young guys" so for me to stay at 40/40/20 I would have to up my HIIT to more than 2 days per week. At 50/30/20 I can let the diet do all the work & any HIIT would only be once per week. I still have energy & remain full looking...However YMMV
    You misunderstood me. I was saying 40 protein 40 fat 20 carbs. Very low carbs here. This is close to a ketogenic diet. If you are carb sensitive (like I am) and want a dry look, look into a CKD diet.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Gutterpump View Post
    You misunderstood me. I was saying 40 protein 40 fat 20 carbs. Very low carbs here. This is close to a ketogenic diet. If you are carb sensitive (like I am) and want a dry look, look into a CKD diet.
    Oh so you went 40% fat...I might try that sometime...

  6. Quote Originally Posted by GreenMachineX View Post
    Does nobody do keto diets here?
    on my second week of UD2.0, took a week to kick in. first week - dropped an inch around my waist (where i carry most if not all visible bf).

  7. Quote Originally Posted by thebiz909 View Post
    on my second week of UD2.0, took a week to kick in. first week - dropped an inch around my waist (where i carry most if not all visible bf).
    Ive been looking into UD2.O....

    how do you like it so far..? has it been hard on you.?

    are you using it on a cut or a recoup..?
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by vujade View Post
    Ive been looking into UD2.O....

    how do you like it so far..? has it been hard on you.?

    are you using it on a cut or a recoup..?
    yeh its kinda tuff staying disciplined/under my 50g carb limit for four days, but come thursday (my carb-load) day, life is good. it does seem to be working so i like that. i'm pretty certain i kno what glycogen depletion feels like now, and its ruff. luckily i only feel that way at the end of the workouts (the glycogen depletion workouts). and i'm irritable A LOT, but then again it might jus be me.

    for cut/fat loss.

  9. I've done Dave Polimbo's cutting diet for 4 months and had my carbs down to 30g per day 6 days per week
    With carb reload on day 7, so I'm ok with dropping My carbs to 50g per day for 4 days.

    The only thing I was wondering about was how I'd feel getting calories down so low 2 days per week on UD2.0
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by vujade View Post
    I've done Dave Polimbo's cutting diet for 4 months and had my carbs down to 30g per day 6 days per week
    With carb reload on day 7, so I'm ok with dropping My carbs to 50g per day for 4 days.

    The only thing I was wondering about was how I'd feel getting calories down so low 2 days per week on UD2.0
    I feel tired, irritable, nauseous + weak w/lo-blood sugar (at end of workout), and hv problems sleeping some nites
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by thebiz909 View Post
    I feel tired, irritable, nauseous + weak w/lo-blood sugar (at end of workout), and hv problems sleeping some nites
    Sounds awful! LOL

  12. Quote Originally Posted by Usfscuba View Post
    Sounds awful! LOL
    yikes... that sux
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by Usfscuba View Post
    Sounds awful! LOL
    Aside from the irritability, caffeine has helped a lot.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by thebiz909 View Post
    I feel tired, irritable, nauseous + weak w/lo-blood sugar (at end of workout), and hv problems sleeping some nites

    This seems odd. I've never felt better whilst doing a low-carb / ketogenic diet. I always feel great, and typically keep carbs to 10-20g per day max, only carbing up on the weekend.

    My workouts while doing CKD's are typically 3 fullbody workouts per week, so they are fairly intense too. Maybe you need to increase your fat intake. Ketosis gives me great energy all day long, once my body has switched to fat burning mode for fuel. In my experience, only the first week should be a bit tough, but with nutrient partitioners to keep blood glucose levels down, it's very easy and fast to get into ketosis once switching to a low carb diet. I can usually do it within a week, and once I'm in --- very smooth energy all day long with no peaks and valleys. Just awake and alert all day, and workouts are pretty decent. I just have BCAAs around my workouts and I'm golden.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by vujade View Post
    I've done Dave Polimbo's cutting diet for 4 months and had my carbs down to 30g per day 6 days per week With carb reload on day 7, so I'm ok with dropping My carbs to 50g per day for 4 days. The only thing I was wondering about was how I'd feel getting calories down so low 2 days per week on UD2.0
    How low do you have to get your calories those 2 days? Just curious. Maybe y he's getting all those negative side effects.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Gutterpump View Post
    This seems odd. I've never felt better whilst doing a low-carb / ketogenic diet. I always feel great, and typically keep carbs to 10-20g per day max, only carbing up on the weekend.

    My workouts while doing CKD's are typically 3 fullbody workouts per week, so they are fairly intense too. Maybe you need to increase your fat intake. Ketosis gives me great energy all day long, once my body has switched to fat burning mode for fuel. In my experience, only the first week should be a bit tough, but with nutrient partitioners to keep blood glucose levels down, it's very easy and fast to get into ketosis once switching to a low carb diet. I can usually do it within a week, and once I'm in --- very smooth energy all day long with no peaks and valleys. Just awake and alert all day, and workouts are pretty decent. I just have BCAAs around my workouts and I'm golden.
    yeh ur right week 1 was the hardest and i'm in week 2 and things are getting better, xcept for my irritability, but that might jus b me. however, today was my 'high intensity' workout and it was insanely good. like the best workout of my life. i felt incredibly strong. i dont kno if its due to the bpi sports - VORTEX i took, or what, but i straight KILLED IT!!! i'm still high from it. straight euphoria son!! AHHRHRHRHR!!!

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Usfscuba View Post
    How low do you have to get your calories those 2 days? Just curious. Maybe y he's getting all those negative side effects.
    On UD2.0 you have to go half of your maintenance calories . So like 1300-1500

    On The diet I was on, I was eating 2100 per day five days per week and then 2600 on the weekend
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by Usfscuba View Post
    How low do you have to get your calories those 2 days? Just curious. Maybe y he's getting all those negative side effects.
    1222 calories, brotein: 168g, carbs: 61g, fat: 34g

    i'm not sure where 2 days came from, cos i do it for 4 days.

  19. Carbs are evil over eatting in carbs is ... Cutting carbs allows your body to release more water and not fat

  20. Quote Originally Posted by inmylife34 View Post
    Carbs are evil over eatting in carbs is ... Cutting carbs allows your body to release more water and not fat
    That's only initially true, in the first week or two, you lose 5-10 lbs of water weight. But after that you lose primarily fat.
    You will still lose muscle if your not on anabolics, but not at the same rate as someone that is on a normal low calorie diet.
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by vujade View Post
    That's only initially true, in the first week or two, you lose 5-10 lbs of water weight. But after that you lose primarily fat.
    You will still lose muscle if your not on anabolics, but not at the same rate as someone that is on a normal low calorie diet.

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