Answer a few questions and find out if you really need low carb diet.
If you spend any amount of time reading some bodybuilding magazine or some internet forums then you are very aware that most experts and personal trainers advocate low carb diet. Did you decide to give a chance to such a diet? Here are a few questions you should ask yourself before you start with the low carb diet.
Do you have a serious overweight?
At first, find out if you are overweight. If you have around 50 pounds over your ideal body weight then you are an ideal candidate for a low carb diet. Your body doesn’t use fuel that you give him every day. So when you start to eat 5-7 times a day: lean chicken, whey protein, egg white and other lean protein sources with some low carb foods such as celery and lettuce, you’ll surely feel that weight loss you always wanted.
Always consult your doctor before embarking on such a diet and gradually enter the nutrition.
Are you trying to gain muscle?
If your goal is to add muscle, then the low carb diet is not one that is most suitable for it. Certainly, high-protein diet is very convenient when it comes to building muscle. However, low carb also means less energy, fewer calories.
If you’re training for a large muscle mass then you really need a pile of energy so you would have done the training, which lasts 60-90 minutes. Also you need a bunch of calories. You need to add 500 calories per day in order to get about half a pound of weight per week. So stick to the low carb diet when you want to remove fat from your body.
Are you going to a bodybuilding competition?
If you need to come to an extreme form for competition then you definitely need to consider the low carb diet. A lot of top athletes swear in low carb when it comes to solving the fat; but also achieving sharp and hard edges on the body, which cannot be obtained with high carb nutrition. So give a shot to low carb diet.
Be prepared for the lack of energy that often accompanies such a diet. Also be prepared for the exhaustion that comes when you insert cardio while cutting calories. But also get ready to see your body on stage, in the best shape of your life.
Find out if you have any health problems
If you have any problems with the kidneys or other health problems, then you should always consult a doctor before you start low carb diet. Then again, you should do all the tests every 8-18 months to know that your body is still in order.
Talk to older relatives and see what is bothering them and what medical illnesses had your parents and grandparents. That way, you can also learn a lot about yourself, and make a decision on whether to use the low carb diet.
Are you willing to change?
Low carb diet is not for everyone. However, if your health is good and you have goals then you owe it to yourself to give a chance to a low carb diet. You will lower a bit; perhaps you will become more aggressive because of the calorie deficit; but you will learn what gives you the best results. Good luck!
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