1 Low Carb High Protein Diet Tip:
All Low Carb, High Protein Diets Are
For example, did you know that ketogenic low carb diets (like Atkins) are actually not high protein per se, they are high in fat?
The reason is because high protein can convert to glucose and that can kick you out of ketosis. High fat is neither gluconeogenic nor insulinogenic. But most people think "low carb" and "high protein" are one in the same.
The saturated fats found in many ketogenic diets (eggs too), have been largely exonerated and now that has been backed up based on recent research out of Harvard, Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. That has many high fat diet advocates chowing down gleefully on whole eggs, steak, butter, high fat cheeses and sometimes even bacon.
Nevertheless, not everyone wants to give up carbs and eat high fats all day long. Nor should everyone do that...
Did You Also Know That Not All High-Protein Diets Are Low In Carbs?
The Zone Diet is a perfect example. Some people call it a low carb diet, but the Zone calls for 40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% fat.
If you go by the scientific research, then protein intakes up to 30-35% of total calories are considerd "high protein diets" (especially when you consider that traditional conservative dieticians are still recommending 15-20% protein intakes).
But 40% of total calories from carbs is not really that low - it's more like a "medium" carb diet. For endurance athletes, 40% of calories from carbs might seem low, but to ketogenic diet advocates, 40% carbs would be considered extremely high and out of the question.
A Paleo diet (ie paleolithic or "stone age" diet) is another example. Paleo diets are low in carbs, but according to Loren Cordain, a Paleo diet researcher and faculty member at the Colorado State University, A paleo diet could contain anywhere from 25-40% carbs.
So you see, there is really no official definition of low carb or high protein out in the commercial diet world - it's mostly a matter of opinion, and that can leave you very confused.
Here are 2 important questions to ask if you want to end your confusion, choose the diet that's ideal for you and start getting the body and health you want:
Being 100% certain of the answers is the difference between massive success and total failure at losing fat and keeping it off permanently.
Low carb diets have many proven advantages in helping to expedite fat loss, making them a legitimate approach for many people. However, low carb diets have down sides too, and very low carb or ketogenic diets are not for everyone.
Here's a fascinating fat loss diet tip that most people don't know:
World class bodybuilders, fitness models and female figure competitors have figured out a unique and interesting new twist on the old low carb diet that allows them to maximize the low carb benefits while minimizing the low carb disadvantages.
The 2 major parts of this strategy include:
(1) Carb customization This is where you figure out your level of carb tolerance and customize for your own needs instead of following a one size fits all approach
(2)Carb cycling This is where you fluctuate your carb intake rather than keeping carbs low all the time.
There are HUGE benefits with this approach: you don't have to give up carbs forever, you can eat more carbs when you are training hard, and you maximize nutrient partitioning so the carbs you eat get shuttled into muscle and away from fat stores.
This carb customization and cycling approach allows you to find the PERFECT DIET for YOUR OWN needs. Please understand this: There is NO single diet, food list or mactonutrient ratio that works for everyone!
If you are "carbohydrate intolerant" and you have metabolic syndrome, you won't respond well to high carbohydrate diets and you may be a candidate for one of the lower or medium carb approaches.
If you're very overweight and you've been mostly sedentary, then you're also a more likely candidate to be more successful with a low to moderate carb intake during your weight loss phase.
On the other hand, if you're highly active and you exercise frequently, you will have better glycemic (blood sugar) control and you will be able to handle a larger percentage of carbs without complications. If you start training regularly (weight training and cardio training) that also allows you to eat more carbs.
But no one in the low carb community every told you about this before.
Usually, most "factions" of the low carb community demonize carbs as if they should be totally forbidden. This is absolutely not true. You simply need to learn more about your body type, customize your carb intake and then nail down your calorie and protein needs.
Ironically enough, it's actually the high protein content that makes many low carb diets work better, but the reduction of carbs often gets the credit. Protein helps you maintain your muscle while you're dieting and is a great appetite suppressant.
So, optimzing fat loss (and health), is not just a matter of cutting out carbs - that's too simplistic. You need the optimum protein intake, the proper calorie intake and a customized approach to your carbohydrate intake (everyone is different with regards to carbs).
If you've become afraid of carbs or if you're using one of those old school low carb diets and you're not happy with your results (or maybe you got results at first, but then you plateaud), then here's some good news:
There is a much better way... and this is the 1 most important tip of all:
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