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I am on a high protein lowish carb diet to build muscle and lose fat . When should I eat my few carbs?

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September 19, 2019 / By Cheyanne
Question: Basically I am on a high protein low carb diet to lose fat and build some muscle at the same time before I go to university. Please don't say its not possible to do both at the same time because that's exactly what I have done for the last 6 weeks. I am generally eating a high protein low carb diet. I eat about 5-6 meals a day with my main starchy carbs(usually a good portion of noodles) coming in once a day. At the gym I do a weights session for about 1.5 hours focusing on 2 different muscle groups each workout day a week followed by a 5k run as fast as I can (USUALLY ABOUT 25- 30 MINS fairly intense running) My diet is generally as follows. Wake up- high protein low carb whey protein shake + 3 hours (main meal - high protein and HIGH carbs) 2 chicken breasts or steak with a good portion of noodles + 3 hours (just before I leave to gym) high protein low carb Whey protein shake ---GYM------- WEIGHTS SESSION FOLLOWED BY CARDIO (5K RUN) + 3 hours (BACK FROM GYM) Chicken, turkey, fish or steak with a small portion of rice + 3 hours High protein low carb whey protein shake or some form of animal protein with homous and with a glass of skimmed milk Sleep My questions: 1.Is this an ideal diet for building muscle and losing fat at the same time because it is working so far but I want to know if there are any improvements to be made. 2. I eat one main meal which is high protein and high carbs (chicken and noodles usually) once a day usually 3 hours before I go to the gym. I eat them at this time so the high carbs diet can fuel my workout and 5k run and so that I eat my big meal early in the day so I have time to burn it off and use the calories in it. Is this a good time to eat my main meal ( a few hours before gym) or should it be after the gym or WHEN!!!!!???? Any suggestions help anything at all much appreciated! just to clarify to the guy who answered.. I workout 5 times a week... one chest day, one biceps and back day, one shoulders and triceps day one leg and abs day.. then start over... 5k run after all workouts... the workouts are intense im doing weights for 1.5 hours and completely work each muscle group to failure each time. I include compound excercises.. i do all excercises 4 x 10... bench press 60 kgs, squats 80 kgs, dumbell press 30kgs each hand, just an example.. i usually do 4 - 6 excercises per muscle group.. al 4 x 10 and it is a low carb diet.. when i say rice its less than half a cup of rice and homous, im talking 2 spoons of it... my main carbs come from my main meal which is usually chicken and noodles.. give me a break im a 6'4 95kg guy im not going to drink green tea and eat celery all day if im workout out for 2.5 hours 5 times a week. You did not answer any of my questions as well
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Asia Asia | 8 days ago
you call this a low carb diet when your eating rice, hummus and "a good portion of noodles" ? and 2 chicken breasts and 2 steaks a day is alot of fat to eat. You aren't specific on what workouts your doing. how am i supposed to know if your doing 4 heavy sets of 3 different bicep workouts or doing 500 dumbbell squats with 3 pound weights for that hour and a half? im not saying it's impossible either to lose weight and gain muscle at the same time but your sample size should be a little longer than 6 weeks. unless you literally just started working out 6 weeks ago and were extremely out of shape before, its almost impossible you made measurable losses or gains in that time. giving you the benefit of the doubt that your working out with sufficient intensity you will definitely gain muscle doing this routine and diet but you might find the fat burning taper off after awhile and have to adjust your nutrition. kudos if you can do 5K in 25 minutes, you run alot faster than i can
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Asia 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. ------------------------------- @ Others: 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. 2)Katie: 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. 3)shoney shoney "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.

Zuph Zuph
if you re cooking food in the microwave chances are you re eating unhealthy packaged foods if you must microwave consider soy chicken patties veggie burgers or steamer vegetables and brown rice
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Solly Solly
take every opportunity to move around even in small ways studies show fidgety people tend to be skinnier
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Osbert Osbert
when picking up your kids from school get out of the car and greet them with a hug instead of waiting in the car curbside
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Lennie Lennie
I've lost 5 kilos in my first week. It's my 10th day and I have included salad with some protein (eg. egg/ lean chicken) as you suggested. After 4 years of trying, the fat is finally coming off. It truly feels like magic! Get started today!
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Jaimie Jaimie
eat chili for a couple of days research shows that chili peppers boost your metabolic rate burning 50 more cals a day
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Flynn Flynn
wiggle while you watch for 40 minutes fidgeters burn up to 350 more calories a day than couch potatoes
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Flynn Originally Answered: How may carbs, calories, fats & protein should I eat while trying to build muscle?
Firstly, if you are trying to lose body fat % and increase lean muscle mass, then you are looking to maintain your weight. The food you eat doesn't really matter, just follow IIFYM ( If it fit your macros ) 1) Don't worry about your calories in and calories out 2) Start off with a 45% Carb - 35% Protein - 20% Fat diet 3) Then adjust your carbs accordingly to how you are looking. Eg; If you getting fatter instead of getting leaner, drop your carbs and up your protein. Keep adjusting until you find the right formula. 4) Remember, never drop your protein and fats. Only adjust your carbs. 5) I know this sounds alot, but its really easy to do. Try myfitnesspal app to calculate your daily needs. 6) Keep exercising the way you are doing it now, and i'm sure you will reach your goal body! 7) Enjoy the process and transformation! Notice i can't give you a straight answer, everyone body is different. Most people's body work best at a low carb high protein diet but there are people who are also the latter. Tell me what you think...

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