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    low carb diet - no energy

    i try to eat under 100g carbs and 1800 calories a day. i am 260lbs, 6ft.

    my workout is
    monday 1hr strength + 1 hr cardio
    tuesday 2hr cardio over morning and evening
    wednesday 1hr strength + 1 hr cardio
    thursday 2hr cardio over morning and evening
    friday 1hr strength + 1 hr cardio
    saturday 1hr cardio
    sunday 1hr cardio

    i been on the diet a few days and find i am really tired today. am i eating to little carbs? i wanna lose weight
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    Originally Posted by kesshi View Post
    i try to eat under 100g carbs and 1800 calories a day. i am 260lbs, 6ft.

    my workout is
    monday 1hr strength + 1 hr cardio
    tuesday 2hr cardio over morning and evening
    wednesday 1hr strength + 1 hr cardio
    thursday 2hr cardio over morning and evening
    friday 1hr strength + 1 hr cardio
    saturday 1hr cardio
    sunday 1hr cardio

    i been on the diet a few days and find i am really tired today. am i eating to little carbs? i wanna lose weight
    You should be eating 2,500-2,600 calories a day. min 180g protein/91g fat/carbs 100g+
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    For how long have you been low-carbing? Some people report a few days or a week of low energy before adapting. I went very-low carb (~50 grams) and did not experience any problems. Now it's the opposite; if I eat a bagel I go into a coma. Give it a week or so and you should adapt just fine.
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    Originally Posted by kesshi View Post
    i try to eat under 100g carbs and 1800 calories a day. i am 260lbs, 6ft.

    my workout is
    monday 1hr strength + 1 hr cardio
    tuesday 2hr cardio over morning and evening
    wednesday 1hr strength + 1 hr cardio
    thursday 2hr cardio over morning and evening
    friday 1hr strength + 1 hr cardio
    saturday 1hr cardio
    sunday 1hr cardio

    i been on the diet a few days and find i am really tired today. am i eating to little carbs? i wanna lose weight
    that's what low carb diets do - give you really low energy and at times even headaches every time you get up. 100g actually doesn't seem very low, I'm on ~30g carbs or less daily. try and eat more complex carbs so your body is able to absorb the carbs slower and give your body more energy throughout the day. eventually you may adapt to the lower carb levels and be fine with your new diet
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    i agree that your cals are a little low for cutting...doesn't give you much room to cut further when you get leaner without going stupid low for your height and weight. btw, adjust carbs to whatever makes you feel best, whether it's low or high, just as long as you're getting your protein and hitting your cals you'll still drop fat. low carbing just has a faster mental effect b/c it causes faster water depletion and most newcomers mentally respond better to the scale weight dropping opposed to just going by the mirror.
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    There's really no reason not to eat carbs. They taste really good too which is why you should consume them
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    Dude! your cals are way to low! sheesh a man of your weight and size needs to pack on way more cals.
    You can lose weight by eating 2200-2800 cals easily. If your going to go on low carb i suggest having a cheat meal once a weekend that has carbs in it. [Personally i hit up ihop on my low carb diet] This is how i did my low carb.. 47 days straight on low carb and every once a week i would have 1 cheat meal under my maintenance then about a month in or so take a brake from low carb for a couple days so you can get all your energy back. It worked great for ''ME'' you can choose if you want to follow that same routine. I'm not saying it's a miracle but if you want to try it out to see if it works in your life style then go for it.
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    i made the low/no carb mistake early on. pers i feel better with like 150g and some days at 250g. if u wanna do lower carb try 100g on non weights days and 150-200g on weights days. i did this and it worked well for me.

    granted now im back to low carb trying to clean up.

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    Agree with the other guys, more cals. Also, WAY too much cardio in my opinion. It's just my opinion, but I've done a transformation probably somewhat like yours, although I was probably way fatter to start, and based on the information you've provided I'd do this step-by-step:

    1) Study Emma-Leigh's great sticky in the Nutrition section re: macro cals: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...hp?t=121703981
    2) Calculate your own macros and adjust intake accordingly (think you'd end up ~2800-3000 cals off-hand)
    3) Keep lifting to your 1hr session, making sure to hit it with high volume compounds and moderately-high weight, short 1-2 mins rest between sets to keep HR up
    4) Change cardio to 20mins, done after lifting, mixing in a couple of HIIT intervals a week
    5) Stand back and admire your results

    Good luck

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