Opinions on best type of diet for losing fat but improving performance in sport?

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    Opinions on best type of diet for losing fat but improving performance in sport?


    Guys I know this is slightly off topic for the "fat loss" forum but I would like to hear some opinions on what type of diet is best for weight loss/fat loss while maintaining exercise performance for a sport like boxing? For me low carb diets really help me lose weight and rip up, BUT my exercise performance goes into the crapper as well as my recovery.

    So what does everyone think works best. I realize it is somewhat idividual but I just want to hear opinions, I am willing to do the research on my own and I don't expect you guys to lay it out for me. Thanks.


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    if u like how low carb 'rips u up' try carb cycling with low, med, and high carb days.

    other than that a 40/40/20
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    So the carb cycling idea is

    Day 1 low carb high fat high protein

    Day 2 Medium carb medium fat high protein

    Day 3 High Carb low fat high protein

    repeat.

    Is this correct? Also when you say high carb for a 200lb male with 10%bf what level of carbs in grams are we talking here?


    As far as the 40/40/20 goes, is that 40 Carb/ 40 Protein/ 20 Fat or is the Fat and the Protein reversed. Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by danTman2
    if u like how low carb 'rips u up' try carb cycling with low, med, and high carb days.

    other than that a 40/40/20
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    no never go low healthy fats. low healthy fats decrease testostrone
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    TwinPeak's carb cycling is a very good plan: http://www.avantlabs.com/magmain.php...=15&pageID=159

    He recommends keeping fat low all the time so there is no change in macronutrients except for carbs and that decrease in carbs will provide a calorie reduction on low and med carb days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Godfather
    TwinPeak's carb cycling is a very good plan: http://www.avantlabs.com/magmain.php...=15&pageID=159

    He recommends keeping fat low all the time so there is no change in macronutrients except for carbs and that decrease in carbs will provide a calorie reduction on low and med carb days.
    I run a similar diet to TP's version. I mainly adjust carbs protein remains high and fat remains low. We need fat in our diets but not trans or saturated.
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    theres a slew of different ways to do carb cycling, in the link posted if u do it that way, u can eat as much carbs as u want on high carb day...aslong as they are from the list.
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    Carbohydrates are essential for any sort of performance. I would suggest a 40/40/20 split or if anything, go higher on the carbs. This of course can be altered on non-competition days, but I would still never go less than 40%.
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    Do you guys feel that the carb cycling diets allow enough carbs to not negatively affect performance?


    As far as the 40/40/20 split, is that Cho/Pro/Fat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.50

    As far as the 40/40/20 split, is that Cho/Pro/Fat?
    Yes, but as DT said you could probably get away w/ more carbs, say 35p/50c/15f on training days. I wouldn't recommend carb cycling just because you will be doing such high intensity exercise that you will need the extra carbs. Plus carbs cycling is just a pain in the ass to set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.50
    For me low carb diets really help me lose weight and rip up, BUT my exercise performance goes into the crapper as well as my recovery.

    Mr.50
    I think you pretty much answer your own question right here. You kinda need to decide whats important to you. If its performance, carbs are essential.
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    I guess you are right but because I am in a weight class sport, and would probably increase my chances of success in a lighter weight class it is a tough decision.
    Quote Originally Posted by DieTrying
    I think you pretty much answer your own question right here. You kinda need to decide whats important to you. If its performance, carbs are essential.
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