| Dapheny wrote:|
| film_maker23 wrote:|
| Dapheny wrote:|
How quickly could one lose 50lbs on a low carb diet?
If you stick to it strictly you can get pretty great results...essentially you're body uses more fat for fuel as opposed to carbs so the more disciplined you are with your carb intake the better results you'll see....I do something similar to help trim fat and lean out, a cyclical ketogenic diet but I'm getting little to no carbs and then I'll do a carb load for one day out of the week.
do you gain weight from this?
carb load= eating lots of carbs right?
you CAN gain weight from this if you go overboard on the carb load day. It should definitely be healthy carbs like fruits and veggies and grains. I dont know how to explain it scientifically but imagine that our bodies run on carbs for energy and we switch that energy source to fat, in short thats the easiest way to present the basic idea of Ketosis. Your body begins to use fat as a source of energy, the fat that you eat and the fat on your body, hence the reason why people lose alot of weight very quickly on Atkins and Ketogenic style diets. However when you sporadically present carbohydrates back into the mix your body readjusts for that time and uses carbs again. Alot of body builders use this strategy in a Cyclical Ketogenic Diet. It allows them to keep a low body fat but still include carbs in their diet perioidically. Timing and the amount of carbs you intake is key. Usually its suggested that you do a carb load for one day out of the week followed by an intense workout the next day to deplete as much glycogen as possible. I do the Cyclical Ketogenic Diet because I'm working towards competing in a Bikini Figure competition, so my goal is to lean out as much as possible and build muscle mass. I have a very specific diet I follow and a coach who is helping me with my nutrition and training.
Here's a further description of basic Ketosis I found online. You should research it more to see which type is best for you.
When you eat carbs your blood glucose level is raised and your
pancreas secretes insulin. This insulin puts your muscle and fat cells
into “storage mode”. Your fat cells store away the glucose as
triglycerides. Insulin also prevents your fat cells from breaking down
those triglycerides back into fatty acids and releasing them into your
blood stream for use as energy. This is important: Insulin both causes
fat absorption and prevents fat from being used as energy.
If you were to eat sugary snacks throughout the day you are keeping
your insulin level high which constantly keeps your fat cells in a state
of absorption and prevents the release of fat and its use as energy.
Eating fat and protein does very little to raise your insulin level.
So the bottom line here is, if you want your body to burn fat –
meaning if you want your fat cells to break down triglycerides into
fatty acids, release them into your blood stream and actually use them
as energy – you need to keep your insulin level as low and absolutely
avoid spikes in insulin.
A note on calories: Counting calories or increasing exercise output,
according to the research of Taubes and many others, is a bad way to try
to lose weight because what usually happens is instead of your body
burning fat to make up for the deficit in calories, it simply decreases
the amount of energy it expends. So you end up lethargic and still fat.
There is a lot more to this, but the science above is the rationale
behind all Low GI, Low Carb and Ketogenic diets. It is why you lose
weight on these diets while consuming the same number of calories.
Low Carb and Low GI diets work because they cut out carbs that cause
spikes in insulin, which you now know will cause fat absorption and
prevent fat burn.
The Ketogenic diet takes this one step further. It keeps your insulin
level low which puts your body into fat-release-fat-burn mode, but also
significantly increases the fat content in your diet and teaches your
body to use fat as energy. Your body (your liver in particular) will
enter a state of Ketosis and will break down fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies which will be used as energy.
During the diet you can measure how much fat your body is burning by monitoring your output of acetoacetate using Ketostix. When you enter a Ketogenic state, you will see a Ketone output of 5 to 20 mg/dL (According to “Why we get fat”
by Taubes and my experience). The Ketostix I have also measure blood
glucose which is useful to test for Ketoacidosis which you are not at
risk for unless you are diabetic.
Note that Ketostix are used by diabetics to test whether they are
entering a state known as Diabetic Ketoacidosis which is very dangerous.
In this case they will see very high ketone levels accompanied by blood sugar levels of greater than 240 mg/dL. You should be seeing blood sugar levels of zero (according to your Ketostix) during your diet.
Some people don't agree with eating this way, but I enjoy it. Here are a few linkshttp://markmaunder.com/2012/07/22/the-basic-ketogenic-diet/http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/keto.htmhttp://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/cyclical_ketogenic_diet.htmhttp://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/sclark86.htm