I am very active (and have been for over 25 years) and currently training 6 days a week (circuit 2x, strength 2-3x, spinning 1x and running 3x with one being a long run of 6+ miles every week) for a half-marathon. I have been on a low carb diet since 12/29/10 and lost 20 lbs (I'm a compulsive overeater and my trigger foods are refined carbs). I keep my carbs to under 90 per day and get them mainly from daily oatmeal, vegetables, and fruit (I do not eat rice, flour, sugar, pasta, white potatoes). I eat about 100-130 g of protein each day. My fats come from olive and canola oils, nuts, and lean meats. My performance athletically has been very good, I have a lot of energy, and a lot of muscle mass. Best of all, since I've been "low carb" my food cravings--for sugar especially, have almost disappeared and my binging at night has stopped.
- 5/16/2011 11:37:17 AM