Zero Carb Diets
To me, anyone on a zero carb diet is just showing his stupidity. What fuel do you think your brain burns? Have you ever heard of the Krebs Cycle? ..Energy Systems...ATP ..or fast twitch (type 2b) muscle fiber? If you believe in zero carbs you obviously have not and have no clue. When you strength train you burn carbohydrates as fuel. Your body can not compensate for poor fuel. If you are out of gas and are inadequately fueled, you are not capable of training hard and are doomed to fail. You can get all the rest and recovery you want, be mentally focused, and eat lots of protein but you will still feel weak and tired if you do not have enough glycogen storage in your muscles and liver. You will not make it through your workout. Complex carbohydrates are essential to your training success : don't be fooled by the quackery.
If you don't believe me, go to a registered dietician for advise. Do not go to a health food store for advise. This is the LAST place you should be asking questions. There you will more than likely find a Greatfull Dead listening, dope smoking high school drop out making minimum wage at the counter. Do not ask him for advise!! Do not read the mega hype muscle mags for advise. Do not go to your gym for advise on nutrition either as they are no better. Do not ask a bodybuilder for advise, do not ask your chiropractor for advise, do not ask your friend for advise, do not ask your bartender for advise, do not ask your personal trainer for advise. See a Registered Dietician. Get it!
I tend to agree, very lo carb diets are ok for short term, pre-contest shredding, but beyond that, no thanks. I followed one towards late spring, early summer to get cut for summer. Granted I lost significant BF, I also lost too much overall weight for my liking. I also was completely miserable, fatigued often, and couldn't think straight sometimes.
the zero carb diet that bodybuilders do, is only for cutting, therefore shortterm. no bodybuilder would ever think about trying to get bigger and stronger on a zero carb diet. i do believe also, that a moderate carb diet, which will keep insulin levels at bay, is the only healthy diet there is, because that's still what our bodies are accustomed to for thousands of years. all these grains did not exist until "recently" - they were developed by us from wild grains. and there definitely was no junk like white flour and sugar. thats why we have more and more people with diabetes, and many other diseases - atkins explains the connection very well in his books.
The CKD and TKD are not zero carb diets, they are low carb diets. You carb at the right times to make sure you have enough fuel to get through your workout.
I think you misunderstood my post, I was saying that seeing a dietician was good advice,I wasn't voicing a opinion on low carb diets. Everyone's needs are different so seeing a dietician would be for you own personal benefit. I am just starting a low carb diet,and so far so good.