12-23-2010, 12:25 PM
Would a diet that consists of low carbs, high protien (250-280 grams per day) be good for losing fat, and at least maintaining muscle, or low muscle gains. Obviously you're not going to get a lot of muscle gains with low carbs, but what about at least maintaining it/a low amount of gains? 5-6 protein shakes daily, with 1 meal of chicken breasts( 60-80 grams protien) is a diet i'm going to try. What i'm asking is, what do you think of it? I'm GOING to do it, just to try it, i'm not asking if i should do it or not. :) anyway i'll post results here after a week or so.
12-23-2010, 02:51 PM
btw, started this yesterday and already see results..
12-23-2010, 06:15 PM
Kind of dumb...
Exchanging amounts of protein for carbs, is stupid, because each gram is the same amount of calories.
When your trying to lose fat, maintain, or even gain muscle, you need just the right amount of protein, no more, 1g per lbs of BW, 10% of total calories from fats, and the rest are dedicated to carbs.
An example, would be, if I need to get in 2500 calories daily to lose a pound of fat a week, then 10% is dedicated to fat, so that's 27g of fat per day
1g per lb of BW = 225g of protein per day
so far, that's 900 calories, + 227 calories = 1127 calories of my 2500
2500 - 1127 = 340g of carbs
I know this sounds like a lot, but you start off with this, to steadily lose the fat. Later on in your diet, after a month or two, your amount of calories will be lower, meaning, lower carbs, and you can begin carb cycling/