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John0101
05-06-2003, 03:40 PM
I've been on a new diet to try to lose some body fat. I've been reading about ckd, and keto diets, both of them require fat and protein. Well what about a low carb and low fat diet?

Here's a sample of my diet:
10:30am
salad w/ 1 cup of tuna & 1 cup of tofu
1 whole egg
4 egg whites
1 multi-vitamin

1pm
small salad
apple

3pm
protein shake
a piece of fruit

6pm
1 salad w/ 1.5 cup of tuna & 1 cup of tofu
about 12 oz of fish or chicken

9pm (post workout)
roast beef or chicken sandwish w/slice of cheese
a piece of fruit

I think this is roughly about 2200-1800 cals. I think im getting about 30grams carbs/40grams fat/210grams of protein. I've been on this diet for about 4 days now and I noticed I tend to sleep more and my workouts have been less intensity. I sometimes feel full after a meal then hungry 10 mins later. I have a headache for the better part of the day. I also drink 6 bottles of 20oz waters throughout the day. Are their any dangers in a low fat/carb high protein diet?

raniali
05-06-2003, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by John0101


I think this is roughly about 2200-1800 cals. I think im getting about 30grams carbs/40grams fat/210grams of protein. I've been on this diet for about 4 days now and I noticed I tend to sleep more and my workouts have been less intensity. I sometimes feel full after a meal then hungry 10 mins later. I have a headache for the better part of the day. I also drink 6 bottles of 20oz waters throughout the day. Are their any dangers in a low fat/carb high protein diet?

i think you have answered your own questions to some extent

low fat is not healthy since fats are VITAL to many many biological functions (such as a beating heart). when removing both carbs and fats your body is smarter than you and will use the expensive protein for energy instead. you are also telling your body that your precious muscle is a fuel source, too. no wonder you have NO energy at the gym and are sleeping all day.

gopher
05-06-2003, 03:52 PM
You've got well over 40 grams of carbs there John. The apple is going to have at least 20 and could have way more depending on how big it is. Protein is a very inefficient energy source. You should get abaout half your calories from a combination of fats and carbs for any effective fat loss diet IMHO.

Shark
05-06-2003, 03:56 PM
Um, low carb low fat sounds like how those people died while doing atkins improperly... don't die

John0101
05-06-2003, 04:02 PM
hahahaha, Imma bump up my carbs and fat then. Maybe a pb sandwish somewhere in there and some rice, and remove some fuit.

GhettoSmurf
05-06-2003, 04:04 PM
you say low-carb, but you have a lot of fruits which are all carbs, and you say u have a sandwhich after your workout which i assume you have bread with it which has carbs.

plus you WANT fat in a diet. fat doesnt make you fat.

CBates
05-06-2003, 04:45 PM
I went on a diet like this a few times in the past and it got my pretty ripped everytime... I tend to feel hungry all the time on it, but as long as you have the will power and don't stay on it too long, you're not going to see any bad side effects. This diet is the only diet that I've been on that has gotten my body fat lower than 7%.

SoulOfKoRea
05-06-2003, 05:02 PM
low carb, high healthy fat, high protein diet has been working well for me. it's my first actual diet plan and I've seen a lot more improvement in energy levels, strength gains, and mass since I started 4 weeks ago, shed much more fat than I've expected also.

Ironman8
05-06-2003, 05:27 PM
John, you need some healthy fats in your diet.

John0101
05-06-2003, 07:02 PM
I thought fruit was all sugar, lucky that I learned! Thx for all the advice everybody. I'm doing to do a slight variation on this diet. One or two more whole eggs, gonna add some pb in there somewhere. I was thinking that the whole egg/roast beef/fish would have enough fat. Thx all :)

GhettoSmurf
05-06-2003, 07:38 PM
IMO stick to just plain cutting, or if your worried about carbs, then try a CKD. but definately dont try low fat, low carb. just my 2 cents

Ironman8
05-06-2003, 08:18 PM
John, are you taking any fish oil or flax supplements? Taking those would be a good way to get some more healthy fats in your diet.

John0101
05-06-2003, 10:28 PM
No i am not, I am going to try to get some healthy fats from, beef, bp, or peanuts, fish, etc. I stop taking supplements because I think they are really overprice and I can get the same thing by just adjusting my eating habits.

bradley
05-07-2003, 02:57 AM
Originally posted by John0101
No i am not, I am going to try to get some healthy fats from, beef, bp, or peanuts, fish, etc. I stop taking supplements because I think they are really overprice and I can get the same thing by just adjusting my eating habits.

It is possible to get all the fat you need in your diet from whole foods but supplements can make it easier. I think the hardest thing to get from your diet would be a good ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fats. This can be accomplished by eating whole foods, but most of the foods that you have listed do not contain very much omega 3 fats, other than the fish.

GhettoSmurf
05-07-2003, 04:42 AM
Originally posted by John0101
No i am not, I am going to try to get some healthy fats from, beef, bp, or peanuts, fish, etc. I stop taking supplements because I think they are really overprice and I can get the same thing by just adjusting my eating habits.

are you talking about prices at like a GNC store? i mean... ive seen things like whey and even flax real cheap on some online sites.

Ironman8
05-07-2003, 07:18 AM
Originally posted by John0101
No i am not, I am going to try to get some healthy fats from, beef

Beef has healthy fats?

bradley
05-07-2003, 08:17 AM
Originally posted by Ironman8


Beef has healthy fats?

Yes, but I would not consider beef a good source of healthy fats. Although grass fed beef would be much better than grain fed beef, as far as fatty acids go. Most beef that you buy in the store is grain fed and will usually state otherwise if it is not.