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July 18, 2019 / By Braidy
Question: i am 5'11 and weigh in at 166 with 14%bf i was 150 with 10%bf. i ben weight lifting for 2 months now and i bulked rapidly i gained muscle but also some fat so im thinking im ready to cut down and lose the fat whats a good diet for a man my size?i eat 80 carbs a day and about 70 grams of protein.i dont want to lose my mucle just my fat plz hep me.
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Adison Adison | 6 days ago
high protein diet wont make u thin. eventually protein turns to fats if you do not work out. carbs turn to fats quicker than protein so it is advisable to consume food that are low in carbs. the best method to lose all the fats is to eat less in each meal. you can start off by having a toast in the morning with a glass of milk. then have chicken breast for lunch. hav a light dinner. if you're hungry between the meals. you can take some fruits. the best is banana. it gives you instant enery and high in fibre.
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Adison Originally Answered: Low-carb, high-protein diet?
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! : )
Adison Originally Answered: Low-carb, high-protein diet?
Take every possiblity to move around, even in small ways. Studies show fidgety people tend to be skinnier.

Stephanie Stephanie
That is a very low carb number. Many bodybuilders/experts/magazines would argue that is too few to feed a body that is in "training." I would not obsess with the numbers as much as the quality of the carbs. Are they all coming from low glycemic index carbs? Also, the protein number may actually be too low. Most "experts" recommend for bodybuilders (if you consider yourself one) 1-1.5 grams of protein per pound of weight. Also, try to get so focused on the numbers. The time wasted counting everything could be better spent on training harder or smarter. Good luck.
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Quenby Quenby
swap out brown rice or quinoa yes even the new super food which both add up to about 220 calories per cup for cauliflower or roasted peppers that are only about 30 calories per cup
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Quenby Originally Answered: High protein, no carb diet?
going low-carb will be healthier than going no-carb. Your body needs carbs but some people can't have a lot. I am on a low-carb, high-protein diet per my doctor because I am hypoglycemic. I found this website just now while I was researching stuff for you. I also think It's probably really really hard to avoid carbs, almost everything has them. Chicken's meat doesn't have it but what you cook it in probably does. Anyway, here is the site I found for you: http://www.ehow.com/way_5463619_carb-die... It says the reason low-carb or no-carb diets don't work is because people eat too little. It also says not to cut your carbs out completely and replace it with nothing, if you're going to replace it use lots of meat. You can read more on the site and good luck.

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