View Full Version : Diet after Atkins...

03-08-2002, 01:44 PM
For building muscle - what is a good diet that will allow me to eat "normal" and still give me enough energy/carbs to run and whatnot... and will not give me calorie overloads....

03-08-2002, 03:08 PM
1. Count your calories, don't eat too much.
2. Consider an isocaloric diet for a few weeks. This is 33% protein, 33% fat, 33% carbs.
3. Don't eat ANY processed or refined carbohydrates and no fruit for a few weeks.

It takes a few weeks or so for your glucose metabolizing enzymes to adjust back to a higher carb level. Isocaloric diet will allow you to eat "normal". Still, try to follow #3 above. I know it is hard to do this, but it will help if you wait a while before getting back into high GI foods.

03-09-2002, 12:41 PM
In an ISOCALORIC diet, you have to eat 33% of each: protein, carbs, and fat.....right?

Well, if I try and consume around 220 gr of protein to get 1 gram per LB of bodyweight then won't I have to consume 220 grams of carbs and 220 gr of fats? OK! I know I'm prolly way off on this; so, if so, then define this for me or point me in the right direction.

big calvin
03-09-2002, 12:59 PM
nah its 33% caloires not grams. so say your eating 2000 calories then thats 165g carbs,165g protein and 73g fat(cause its 9 calories per gram).