Originally Answered: Do people still eat a FEW carbs while following a low-carb, high-protein diet?
Hi Black Cards!
Probably a better way to think about the diet is LCHF - you will need the high fat for your new fuel source.
Carbs are in many foods, including wheat (bread, cereal, pasta), rice, fruits (sugar/fructose), milk (lactose), veggies (potatoes have high carb while spinach/broccoli is low).
It depends upon what method you are going with as to how many carbs you ingest. With Atkins, induction phase (losing weight) is under 20g/day. After that you can add more to get more variety in your diet (usually in terms of fruit/veggies). There is also the paleo method which I suppose I'm on in a varied sort of way. I generally have less than 60g/day.
Don't cheat - cheating is bad for your body. Basically, you need to get your body into a state of ketosis when you are using fat for fuel. If you cheat, even one it can take a week or longer to get back to that state. You'll be spinning your wheels. After you lose the weight you can cheat but I definitely don't as it is not good for my health.
1)"Low carb..no beans, grains, dairy, ceteal. Could cause gout. Not good. Balanced diet, better."
Gout is caused by increased uric acid in your system, a direct result of increased sugar/fructose ingestion. You. Idiot.
Full source, please. Complete nonsense.
Low-carbohydrate diet has a much greater sustained affect on weight loss than low-fat. And so my brain isn't functioning right now? I better eat some carbs! Your body actually uses fat for fuel. Carbohydrates get in the way.
"So you may notice you cannot focus and have headaches on that diet. It is your brain telling you that it is starving."
Completely ludicrous. Are you making this up as you go? Your focus actually is strengthened and headaches go way, as does indigestion, heartburn, constant hunger, weight, blood inflammation, cholesterol, uric acid, etc. Starvation and ketosis are two entirely different states.
Common Dumb Statement #12: "If you are really serious about weight loss, unfortunately the only way to lose weight is by burning off more energy (calories) than you take in."
This is a no-brainer but thank for sharing. Unfortunately it is very misleading. It treats all calories the same.
"The recommended intake for diet is 45-65% of your daily calories for carbs, while protein is only recommended to be 10-35%."
Sounds like a government spoken script. Always trust the government who came up with low-fat diet around 30 years ago. Due to the massive explosion of obesity and diabetes in this country, I'm glad you still spreading lies. Thank you.
"Katie+ High protein, low carb diets are also linked to the development of Cardiovascular Diseases."
Source? Pure unadulterated crap. Total blood inflammation due to decreased sugar intake is the norm. Also, compare any triglyceride or LDL level against a low-fat diet any you'll be blown away. Just because you lose weight, or are skinny eating low-fat does NOT mean you are healthy internally. Sorry to break the news.
"You also don't supply your body with the appropriate energy to function, which means you won't have the energy to say, work out efficiently."
Damn, I better stop weight lifting, I must be doing it wrong. I guess I'm inhaling carbohydrates from the air in the locker room prior to working out.
"High protein diets also usually go hand in hand with high fat diets (think atkins... nothing good
comes from atkins..)"
Not true. Most low-carbohydrate lifestyle individuals I know are LCHF (high fat). Too much protein is indeed an inflammatory but those actually versed in a wee bit of science and clinical (not meta data science) trials will know this.
"High fat diets raise your body's Fat Storage setpoint, meaning they cause you to store a higher percentage of energy as fat than you would on a balanced diet."
Um, no your body immediately burns the fat for fuel. Insulin is sleeping quietly while your body functions normally.
"High carb diets (complex carbs) lower your body's setpoint, causing the opposite effect. (refined/processed carbs do the same thing as high fat diets)"
Hate to inform you but putting the word "complex" before something else does not mean it is instantly healthy. All carbohydrates have an affect on human blood-glucose level, including "complex" carbohydrate.
"Keep in mind, a "diet" does not necessarily mean eating less, it means eating healthy. Make sure you are eating healthy. A healthy diet promotes a healthy body, and that's what you are going for (I hope)"
I would love to get your full lipid panel results for posting here.