View Full Version : Low gi high protein diet plan

08-09-2011, 10:00 AM
I have just joined the forum and would like to say hello first off. I am stuck at a point in my dieting and need some sound advice. I'm still a little over weight and want to gain muscle whilst loosing weight. I go to the gym alternate days (so day on day off) I aim for around a 900 calorie workout and about 6,000 kgs lifted each time. I do the weights last. I drink a protien shake when I get home.

I have been told that a low gi high protien diet will help me to lower amount eaten thus loosing fat and the protien will allow me to build muscle still. Also I will still be able to have carbs and get a good workout at the gym. I think I understand how gi works in turn to lower your sugar spiking which keeps insulin low and you store less carbs as fat but still have good energy. I have also been advised to eat 6 small meals instead of 3 normal.

After much trawling of the Internet I cannot fund any sample diet plans and am looking for help.

Thanks Matt

08-09-2011, 10:01 AM
Are you diabetic? If no, there is no problem with GI
Eating 6 times? there is no metabolic advantage
Protein Shake? There is no need, eat whole foods
read here:
Calculating Calorie Needs and Macronutrients: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121703981
IIFYM - What does it mean? http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=133634471
Pre, During, & Postworkout Nutrition: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=123915821

08-09-2011, 10:22 AM
Extra calories are stored as fat not just carbs. It doesn't matter if the calories are from carbs, protein, or fats. If you eat over your maintenance, you will gain weight.

You should only worry about GI on foods if you're diabetic.


08-09-2011, 10:51 AM
Ah ok thanks for your comments. All I want to do is loose the the fat I have left and then gain a decent amount of muscle. What's the best way to do this ?

Thanks all