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You can not outtrain a poor diet

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I decided to blog about this because many people still have not heard this message.
In order to lose fat and gain muscle it is necessary to give our bodies the food they need.
I believe there is only one type of lifestyle diet that works for almost anyone to do this. A diet that is high in fat, moderate in protein (under 100 grams/day for most people) and low (under 100 grams, for insulin-resistant people much lower) in carbohydrates.
With this type of diet most people will burn enough fat that their body is not as dependant on carbohydrates for energy as it would be on the typical SAD (standard American diet) which often has 300 grams or more of carbs and also often much more than 100 grams of protein.
Too many carbohydrates will almost always make our bodies unable to burn significant amounts of body fat. This means that we will be unable to work out enough because all the energy we put in goes to fat storage rather than to muscles for energy. People who are overweight or obese and find it difficult to exercise usually eat too many carbohydrates.
Once the macronutrient ratios are corrected, with at least 60-65%, maybe up to 85% of calories coming from fat, and only 5-10% of calories coming from carbohydrates energy levels go up and then working out will actually make a difference and results will come much more quickly.
There are possibly other factors that can play a role, like hypothyroidism and/or other hormone disturbances, but the most common player is insulin, which will only be produced if the body has too much sugar in circulation and that will only happen when carb levels in the diet are high.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KELTIC-CARA 2/25/2013 6:32PM

    I would agree with that, I have noticed a difference in how I feel since going low carb


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KIMCOLLINGS 2/19/2013 2:39PM

    Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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GOPINTOS 2/19/2013 2:29PM

    Thanks for sharing!

Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!

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GOING-STRONG 2/19/2013 12:44AM

    You make some good points. Obviously the current low fat thinking doesn't seem to be the answer.

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LMB-ESQ 2/18/2013 9:35AM

    Agreed, agreed, agreed..... emoticon

People are so brainwashed with the whole "eat low fat - high carb to lose weight" mantra, no wonder this country is in an obesity epidemic. But the low carb bandwagon is gaining more popularity. I'm glad, because we can at least talk about it now. I don't know about you, but I used to get a lot of really nasty comments from people who didn't agree with me. Not anymore.

I heard somewhere that the only people who should be carb loading are world-class athletes who make training their living, like Olympians and so forth, who train up to 8 hours a day. And those people are usually on specialized diets with a lot of calories and carbs. Most of the rest of the world has no business eating like that.

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KAPELAKIN 2/18/2013 1:37AM

    One thing I'd add to that is making sure the food sources are nutrient dense for micronutrients. We can't expect our bodies to work hard and build muscle when they're not given the correct vitamins and minerals, in useable form. I think that much of the problem with the carb-heavy diets comes from lack of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. It makes me laugh when people wonder how I've lost weight eating butter, nuts, avocados and bacon on a daily basis.

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FLAMENM 2/17/2013 10:39PM

    You can only get buried under a bad diet. Buried in fat.

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GETSTRONGRRR 2/17/2013 6:40PM

    Absolutely true, the key to weight loss starts in the kitchen!

Look at what farmers feed to cattle to fatten them up....tons of carbs! Are we that different?

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-LINDA_S 2/17/2013 6:05PM

    Hmmm...need to run my report for today and see how the percentages work out. I was surprised that Ron Rosedale, at least in his book, thinks 100 grams of carbs is sufficient to maintain ketosis. I would think that would be a bit high. Maybe it's time I started keeping track, although I don't think it's good to stay in ketosis indefinitely.

fat 67.5%

carbs 12.4%

protein 20.1%

Nothing starchy in the carbs at all, and this is not net carbs but includes fiber. I think this is working for me.

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ZIGGY122 2/17/2013 3:47PM

    emoticon for sharing

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