Low-carb, high-protein diet?

Low-carb, high-protein diet? Topic: Low-carb, high-protein diet?
January 18, 2020 / By Arryn
Question: Out of curiosity, how much weight would one lose a week if they followed this diet-plan? My friend (in all seriousness. It's not "actually me" I'm talking about.) said she stuck to the diet 6 days a week and on Fridays she ate however many carbs she wanted because one day a week wasn't enough for her body to adjust to the sudden change. Is there a particular name for a diet like this, or are there many varieties?
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Urbanna Urbanna | 1 day ago
Yeah, there are some types of diets which try and fool the body by adjusting the calories up or down (around the normal required daily calorie intake), they called this "zig-zagging" and helps avoid or get past plateaus in weight loss diets. Of course to do this you need to have pre-determined your daily/weekly calories needs based on current body weight, target body weight and current activity levels. The calorie calculation is done via the BMR method (google Basal Metabolic Rate). Low carb, high-protein is good for weight loss as long as physical activity is kept low to moderate, otherwise you could run into trouble with fatigue, as your blood sugar levels will drop due to low carbs. Binging on carbs one day a week - well I dont know how many calories that would be, it depends on the type of carbs, but if your calorie surplus for that day was greater than the total calorie reduction for the previous 6 days....well, you see where I am coming from don't you? Also, a massive carbs binge will do all sorts of strange things to blood sugar and insulin levels, especially after the body has been carbs starved for the previous 6 days. Personally, I started off on a similar diet to get back to my normal weight (13.5 st) which I am still on, though I had to up my carbs as I was running of out energy in the gym. I eat carbs with a low Glycaemic Index (GI) - they release their energy at a slower rate than sugary or starchy carbs and therefore keep you fuller for longer, rather than a short, intense sugar spike. Low GI foods - wholemeal pasta, brown rice, oats, green veggies, sweet potatoes, pulses etc. Occasionally, I 'binge' on carbs in the week (not every week, only as and when my body tells me that I need to) as I am trying to balance my weight loss needs against my nutritional needs for training at the gym 4 times a week (usually hard sessions with a mix of cardio, free weights and martial arts). These extra calories gained are an insurance policy during times of intense exercise - better to have a bit more fuel in the tank than consistently running on empty, as over-training and chronic fatigue syndrome are dark places for a fitness enthusiast/athlete, which can take literally months or even years to fully recover from. A "carbs binge" for me would be one of the following - two extra bowls of crunchy oat cereal, - two or three, small, wholemeal pitta breads - snacking my way through 200-300g dried dates (high carbs, from natural sugars though) - or if im really naughty, 2 or 3 flapjacks. (saturated fats - bad, oats - good) However, I am always conscious of this binge and try to regain some lost ground later on the week (though not all, as this would defeat any required carbs gains). If you are serious about losing weight, I would selectively choose your carbs beforehand and avoid binging on sugary, processed foods, chocolate, ice-cream, white breads, pastry-related products etc - yeah I know it sucks, cos all the yummy foods fall into this group. That's the price we have to pay for results In short, you will lose weight with a low-carb, high protein diet, but after some time you would run out of energy, when your calorie intake dips below the minimum threshold for your needs, then your body will go into starvation mode and whatever you eat will be converted straight to fat and perversely, you will stop losing weight and may even put back on what you lost the previous week. Other signs that your metabolism has effectively 'switched off' is the feeling of being cold all the time, beyond what is normal for you at this time of year. Hmm, I appear to have rambled, however I feel there are some pearls in there somewhere and good luck! : )
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Urbanna Originally Answered: Low Carb & High Protein diet.?
maybe you should look at south beach it focuses on good carbs but like any good diet everything in moderation. You can even start in phase 2 if you want to and still lose weight.

Savanna Savanna
Take every possiblity to move around, even in small ways. Studies show fidgety people tend to be skinnier.
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Noreen Noreen
Take every opportunity to move around, even in little ways. Studies show fidgety people are generally skinnier.
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Mable Mable
Walk your lunch outside or to another location in the office instead of sitting and eating your desk.
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Kelley Kelley
Consume honey before bed because consumption of honey may help to burn more fat during those early hours of sleep
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Kelley Originally Answered: Low Carb High protein Diet?
The Atkins diet was originally made for morbidly obese people that needed to lose a large amount of weight in short time, or else die. For most of us, we can benefit from the Atkins Diet's main idea that we eat too many useless carbohydrates. We don't, however, need to go to the extremes that the Atkins Diet requires. A high protein intake is not necessarily a good thing. Any excess protein is converted to fat. Yes, you will probably need to eat more protein if you want to add muscle, but you shouldn't be eating more than one gram per pound of body weight per day. The recommended amount for a person of average physical activity is less than that.

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