Going back to low carb

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  1. DouggieJ

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    I lost a huge amount of weight going low carb like 7 years ago and it's taken about this long to gain it back (plus a bit more).

    I'm going back! It worked well and once I was used to it, it didn't seem bad at all, sure there was some craving for french fries and crap, but I never felt starved like on some other diets.

    Any one else here on it now?
     
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    No bro, no one else in this entire section runs a low carb diet
     
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    this is true
     
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  5. peoplescar

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    :wavey: its easy to be low carb if yo want to be healthy. A lot of the carbs available are unhealthy (french fries, chips, tastycakes, etc.)
     
  6. Daria

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    One thing I've heard through the grapevine is that going off and on the low carb diet can lead it to not work eventually. Don't know if there's any truth to this.

    I think if you're going to go back on the diet, go for it, because you know it works for you. But once you've lost all the weight you need to lose, you need to start developing a healthy eating schedule so the weight doesn't come back. Even though it took 7 years, for the weight to come back, it's still hard on your kidneys to lose alot of weight all over again.

    I was on a low carb diet for 2.5 years, lost a shit tonne of weight, then gained it all back 4 years later. What I decided to do to lose weight this time is watch my calorie intake, make sure I'm eating enough protein, eat every 2-3 hours, do light weights and cardio. So far, it's been working very well for weight loss. And this way of living is something that I can do for the rest of my life, unlike the low-carb diet.
     
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    Biddy I Bleed Aqua and Orange...

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    I am on a low carb diet and do this now...when I reach maintenance the clinic works with me to find my caloric intake that is my maintenance target and they add carbs in to find the perfect balance..

    I am estimating I will end up around 1800-2000 calories and 75-100 carbs per day.
     
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    Every one thinks that low carb always results in this huge bounceback when you go off it. Truth is like 95+% of people that go on any diet gain it all back almost immediately. The difference is that when people eat low carb they actually can lose a shit ton of weight. So it seams more dramatic when it goes back on.
     
  9. Frank Dux

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    It's that time of year... TO BEEF UP!!!

    Up your steak and rice and get SWOLE
     
  10. Daria

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    Ahhh so THAT's how you did it so fast. Intersting.

    Sounds like this clinic has a good plan.

    The one I went to set me on the low carb diet for life. They told me once I reached my target weight, I should just eat normally, then go back on the low carb diet if I gain weight. Fail.

    What I REALLY needed help with was the 'eat normally' part.
     
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    Truth
     
  12. JeremyD

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    I plan to eat a diet most would consider "low carb" for the rest of my life. It's not hard.
     
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    After Halloween bro, gotta be jacked for slutty women in slutty costumes
     
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  15. brocephus

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    Low carb diets are for morons.

    Want to lose weight? Burn more calories than you take in. Physiologically, this is the only way to lose weight. End of discussion.
     
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    carbs are my friend.
     
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    according to vince gironda, the best postworkout meal was steak and eggs (with HCL tablets hehe)
     
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    I lost a large amount of weight on low-carb in a matter of months and it took me several years to gain it back on the normal "see food" diet, so I don't think it's a yo-yo at least for me.
     
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    I'm back on the T-Dawg 2.0 eating plan and I'm dropping weight already. Its really something you can stick to forever if you want to.

    50g of carbs on off days, 100gs on training days.

    One meal a week, cheat.


    My energy is up, strength is feeling good, and weight is down.
     
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    They're not for morons but it's pretty much true.

    You can tweak the macros all you fucking want but when you have enough brotein and EFA's the rest of the diet just matters way less than people want it to.

    People lose a bunch of glycogen when dropping carbs = weight loss = belief that it's fat loss which = not true. You lose fat at the same rate.

    Now there are reasons to eat low carb if you so desire. Better control of blood sugar, insulin, appetite supression, satiety due to high fat intake, etc.
     
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    What's an off day and a training day typically look like bro?
     
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    Yesterday was an off day:

    Wake Up
    1 hour steady state cardio
    Sipped on BCAAs and Creatine

    Breakfast
    4 Omega-3 Eggs
    2 Egg Whites
    5 turkey sausage links
    1/4c Oatmeal
    1 sccop Dymatize Elite

    Late Morning
    2 Scoops Whey Tech 24
    1 big tablespoon almond butter

    Lunch
    3/4lb flank steak
    1/4lb Asparagus

    Afternoon Snack
    2 scoops Dymatize Elite
    1oz Cashews


    Dinner
    7oz Grilled Lamb
    2 tablespoons Tzatziki sauce
    Broccoli
    Salad

    2879 cals
    320g protein
    136g fat
    55g carbs

    I didn't realize how much fat was in Lamb, that kinda threw me off.

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    Training day is fairly similar but I add in a big hit of carbs right after lifting and before Prowler or Elliptical.
     
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    Very nice bro, thanx! Does the protien you use have any carbs in it?
     
  24. RockDaBoat

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    I've got a quick question about macros that I don't want to clog the board with.

    What should I aim for? I'm finally passed the stage of just eating lean and clean, I want to track it to the T

    My macros for today so far (2pm here in the UK):

    Protein: 46% (263.8g)
    Fat: 19% (50.5g) (with 15g sat fat which I was surprised and kinda pissed at)
    Carbs: 35% (219.5)

    2239cals

    Thanks for any help.

    Mainesucks, would that diet be in fitday? I'd love to see how that works out.
     
  25. Daria

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    I was moreso referring to the diet I was on being not maintanable for the rest of my life. I COULD have done it easily for the rest of my life but I was missing out alot of nutrients in my bloodwork and needed to start eating a different way. Unfortunately the doctor I was seeing for the low carb diet I was on was unable to provide me with this information, so I had to seek help from a weight loss clinc.
     
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