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    Risks of a near 0 carb diet?

    I keep reading so much good about these but never the bad.

    I know there have to be downfalls to these, but, no where can i find anything bad to say about em.

    (and by low, i mean 20-30g)

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    as far as health risks, there are none that I know of.





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    There are no side effects or downfalls?

    So it's literaly as good as it sounds?

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    it can work very well for fat loss, but it's a difficult diet to adhere to IMO...you have to cut out bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, etc. which are a lot of my favorite foods!





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    Well...it can be bad if you don't do it right!

    If you just cut out all carbs and don't increase your veggies, you're going to be lacking in fibre.

    If you just cut out all carbs and don't compensate for calories w/ fat and/or protein, you're possibly going to be too low in calories.

    If you just cut out all carbs...forever...and don't ever carb up, you're going to fuq w/ your thyroid.

    If you're going to do a low-carb diet, you NEED to educate yourself and do it properly!

    BTW...there's lots of info in this forum on how to do it properly.

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    Originally posted by w8lifter

    If you just cut out all carbs and don't increase your veggies, you're going to be lacking in fibre.
    Just to elaborate on the fiber thing...

    Imagine your colon as a straw and your stool as a bowling ball trying to pass through this straw. I cannot reitirate enough, the importance of the fiber.
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    zero carb diet = zero energy to train
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    You'll need a very serious carb-up day (or even weekend)
    to make that work ..

    As prince said: it's very hard, try holding in there for 6 weeks or more,
    that's when the fun part starts .. you'll look great but feel shitty
    due to a serious lack of carbs.

    As for me, I like the feeling (make it a good habit to carb-up before doing any power moves).
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    Originally posted by LAM
    zero carb diet = zero energy to train
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    Re: Risks of a near 0 carb diet?

    Originally posted by NickB
    I keep reading so much good about these but never the bad.

    I know there have to be downfalls to these, but, no where can i find anything bad to say about em.

    (and by low, i mean 20-30g)
    I would check out the book Bodyopus by Dan Duchaine if you can find it. It gives plenty of info and specifics of the diet except for how to find your daily caloric requirements. I have read that another book is good by Lyle Mcdonald. I can't remember the name of the book sorry.

    It's a 5 day no carbs 2 day carb up. I have done it a few times. Good results.

    Bad points-
    Low energy, Crossover into ketosis isn't fun the first week, No carbs!, stinky breath, need fiber, I don't know about cholesterol, but you are burning all the fat you eat for energy, provided you don't over eat, so I don't think it's an issue, I would check with my doctor if you think you have high cholesterol.

    Good points-
    Never hungry once in ketosis, Weekends are great for carb ups, It fits into your lifestyle. If you do it right you will lose fat and not much muscle. The diet gets easier the longer you stay with it. Results show up very easy, that's motivation that will take longer on a regular diet.

    Good luck.

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