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FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitychallenges.com/home65d... Fat Loss Calculator: http://bit.ly/2O6rsdo The carb cycling diet is one of my favorite diets because it is one of the fastest way to burn fat while retaining as much muscle as possible. Most people don't know that carb cycling is actually a form of ketogenic dieting. The ketogenic diet is a diet that is lower in carbohydrates, which makes our body convert more dietary fat and body fat in to keytones in the liver. Which it then goes on to use for energy. Like I've said in many of my videos the human body prefers to use carbs as its primary source of energy. You're body won't produce too many keytones on a high carbohydrate diet, because your body won't need extra energy from fat due to the fact that its getting its energy from the more preferred carbohydrates. The only way for our body to use more fat for energy is by not having its preferred source there all the time. Eliminating carbs completely, however can have many drawbacks on our health and well being. Protein, carbs, and fats are all important and necessary for our body. So in comes the cyclical ketogenic diet aka carb cycling and also known originally as the anabolic Diet. There are many different approaches to carb cycling, but the general idea is that At some points of the week you're going to have a high amount of carbohydrates, and at other points of the week you're going to have a low amount of carbohydrates. Setting up the high carb and low carb splits will vary from one plan to the next. Some people may have very small changes in the amount of carbs they have from day to day. An example of this would be to set up a low carb, medium carb, and high carb day. Let's say 300 grams of carbs on high carb, 250 grams of carbs on your medium carb, and 200 grams of carbs on your no carb day. Another more advanced approach would be to do a High carb, low carb, and no carb day. The way that I like to set this kind of split up is by having a high amount of carbs on my high carb day, which for me would be somewhere around 400 grams, I would have one third or at the most half that amount for low carb day, and then try to get as close to 0 grams as possible on my no carb day and then repeat. An even more advanced approach would be to just cycle between high and no carb days. Or take it even a step further and do high, no, no. I don't really recommend having any more than two no carb days in a row. Make sure you don't jump to any extreme carb restrictions. An example of this is doing a 800 calorie diet when you could lose weight and maintain a better body composition with a 1500 calorie diet. Jumping to an extreme will not help you lose weight faster, in fact it'll probably backfire. Also in case you're wondering what kind of food you can eat on your no carb day, some great options are fish, chicken breast, ground turkey, protein shakes, Steak occasionally, and you can also have healthy fat sources like avocados, coconut oil, olive oil. and fatty fish like Salmon. For carbs make sure you are eating good sources of carbs like oats, brown rice, and sweet potatoes and avoid the junk food carbs. You can incorporate one cheat meal on one high carb day in the week, but that's it one cheat meal. You may notice that your strength and energy levels may go down while dieting like this. In fact you may feel like straight up garbage in the beginning. Understand that a lot of people feel this way when creating any kind of a calorie deficit. You're body will take a little while to adapt to using fat for energy instead of carbs. So the first 2 weeks can feel miserable. Give your body some time to adapt. A good idea is to plan your high carb days the day before a heavy lifting day, because this way you have stored glycogen available for your heavy lifts the next day. If you have no idea how many carbs to have on each day, try using a calorie calculator to find your maintenance macros and then add at least 50 grams of carbs to get the number for your high carb day. I'll include a calorie calculator in the description. Once you have your high carb number you should be able to figure out your low carb day. No carb day is obviously no carbs. After doing a carb cycling plan you may need to do some reverse dieting

Ketogenic Diet For Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding isn’t easy or achieved quickly. It takes time, dedication, a lot of exercises, and the right diet plan. A lot has been said about ketogenic diets and their ability to strip body fat while preserving muscle, and it has made a name for itself amongst heavyweights in the field. But is the ketogenic diet for bodybuilding right for you? Most if not all fitness models and bodybuilder competitors include a low carb eating program at a point. The idea is before a competition or photo shoot; their muscles will have increased definition. When the event is complete, regular dieting is resumed. Bodybuilders or weightlifters looking to achieve a ripped physique can use high-fat ketogenic dieting for preserving lean muscle and increase fat loss efficiently.(1) What is a Ketogenic Diet In the most basic terms, a ketogenic diet is high in fat, has good protein levels, and is very low in carbohydrates. For a more detailed look check out our introduction to a ketogenic diet. This pushes your body into a ketogenic state, which means you start burning fat to fuel your everyday activities. Low-calorie diets can have similar slimming effects, but with them, you also risk losing muscle, wh 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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Ketogenic Dieting: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Ketogenic diets are all the rage lately, but do they really work? Will it get you shredded, or will it leave you flat? We’ll look at the right way and the wrong way to diet and set the record straight! A nutritional trend that has persisted for several years, and has seen countless bodybuilders and hopeful dieters lose valuable muscle tissue and get weaker in the gym – all in an attempt to become leaner – is low, or zero, carbohydrate consumption. This is often referred to as a ketogenic diet, or just plain keto for short. The common thinking is that by lowering carbohydrates and increasing the fat to somewhere north of 70% that we are able more effectively control insulin to lower blood sugar levels and, by consequence, prevent body-fat storage. It has even been argued that by replacing carbohydrates with fats, and keeping protein consumption consistent (the so called ketogenic diet, during which the user is thought to become more efficient at mobilizing fats for energy while their insulin levels are down-regulated to further lessen fat storage), we can become leaner and more muscular. Though the “keto” diet may prove effective in the short term, sustaining this approach 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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The Ketogenic Diet And Bodybuilding

If you are, or are interested in becoming, a bodybuilder, then you may have seen resources suggesting that a ketogenic diet and bodybuilding can compliment each other really well. Whether your interest in bodybuilding is at a competitive level or you simply want to look ripped, a ketogenic diet can really help you achieve your goals by stripping off body fat while preserving lean muscle mass. There are few champion bodybuilders who don’t incorporate a low carb eating plan at some times, even if only just before a competition to really highlight their muscles. Why do some bodybuilders choose a Ketogenic Diet? So why are a ketogenic diet and bodybuilding such a good combination? Well, a ketogenic diet is one that is high in fat, with good protein levels, but very low in carbohydrate. The absence of carbs means that the body has to use fat stores as a source of fuel, in a reaction called ketosis. This means you lose body fat quickly while still being able to get the calories you need – a low calorie diet would make you lose fat too, but you risk losing muscle mass, which you definitely don’t want. Another benefit of the ketogenic diet in bodybuilding is that it has a strong diur Continue reading >>

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  1. anj

    Hi guys,
    I was wondering what ya'll think about ketogenic diets for high intensity weight lifting, and if you guys have any experience with it. I have heard of many athletes use keto diets for endurance exercises like running or cycling, and rarely for bodybuilding or crossfit, but have almost never heard of powerlifters who promote ketogenic diets (I think Greg Nuckols used a Keto diet once when he set one of his all time world records, but is no longer on it).
    Just to clarify, the Keto Diet is not the same as Paleo diets, which still include fruits and a decent amount of carbs, nor is it quite the same as just a high protein diet. Instead, keto diets use little to no carbs, very high fat, and moderate to low protein. This high proportion of fat is necessary to get into ketosis. Many case studies have exhibited much greater, longer lasting energy levels, as well as continued muscle maintenance and growth. However, I still have heard little from powerlifters who use the diet, if there are any.
    Let me know if you guys have any thoughts!! Thanks.

  2. Aggression

    I don't see how a Keto diet will be beneficial for powerlifting, but I can be 100% wrong. Its just an assumption. I just feel the body needs those carbs for recovery/strength. I know a lot of PL'ers used carb backloading, which is kind of like a half-ass version of keto. I used CBL for a while and to this day, I don't know how the fuck it worked, but I was at my strongest using that type of diet. Unfortunately, with my current job, it is very difficult to do.

  3. Nmowery

    I know mark bell was repping the keto diet for a bit...but that was also when he, I believe, was working on losing weight and leaning down. I know he isn't doing it anymore since he's trying to get hella strong.
    I wouldnt say it's not possible to go keto for powerlifting, but that just sounds torturous and likely detrimental

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