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A Comprehensive Guide To Bodybuilding On The Ketogenic Diet

A common belief among bodybuilders is that carbohydrates are essential for building the best physiques. However, carbohydrates have little to do with the success of many bodybuilders. The key to improving body composition is not through little intricacies like eating the right amount of carbs at the right times. The best bodies are built by implementing five simple principles, whether you are on the ketogenic diet or not. The Five Most Important Bodybuilding Principles The bodybuilding world is filled with radical concepts, silly supplements, and plenty of bro science, but these things — regardless of how hotly debated they are — may only provide you with a 1 to 2% boost in results. What you are really looking for is the tried and true bodybuilding principles that are backed by decades of science. The best results come from following the simple principles that will give you 80% of the results for the price of some hard work and discipline, not that $50 supplement that only leads to a 1% boost in performance. Here are the five principles every bodybuilder must follow: Train hard enough. You must give your muscles a stimulus to grow. Eat enough protein. You must give your muscles Continue reading >>

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  1. Gaia

    I am trying to convert the usual chicken breast with spinach salad, alternating with whey protein powder and peanut butter, into a vegan conversion.
    So far, I am doing seiten instead of chicken breast (spinach salad is vegan), and pea protein instead of the whey protein (peanut butter is vegan too!).
    The diet has 4 whole eggs in the morning, but I just used brown rice protein powder instead (Yuck!!!!!).
    First day of it. Haven't worked out yet. Even though the brown rice protein powder was ghastly going down so early in the morning, it felt good while doing cardio this morning.
    The spinach salad with seiten was weird to be eating it for breakfast (and after cardio), but I was full.
    I just did the shake with the peanut butter, and my tummy isn't use to that either.
    Just trying it out, and wanted to know if anybody has ever done it as a vegan?

  2. xjohanx

    for some reason the german vegan bbers are into the low carb thing more than the rest of us. they might have been inspired of this
    Peronsally I'm all about the carbs and to me ketogenic diets seems to be most beneficial for people who don't want to train.

  3. damdaman

    Low/no-carb diets are really, really bad for you. Carbs are an essential nutrient, especially if you're training at all. Ketosis is a state of crisis that your body goes into to survive starvation, where your body actually starts to cannibalize its own organs and tissue. It is not a healthful state, it's a desperate state. In addition to the obvious lack of essential nutrients from such a diet, there is reason to believe that such diets lead to bone loss, kidney problems, liver problems, and a host of other ailments. Don't do it.

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