For those who checked out my apex predator diet log, you already know that my last foray into low carb dieting was a mixed bag. I lost a lot of fat very quickly, but also lost most of my strength. When I started eating carbs again my strength returned, along with most of the fat I lost. The weight I gained back was primarily NOT kick back from losing fluids while eating low carb, but rather a purposeful choice I made to support strength development. I also just wanted to eat more.
Since my failure to reach my multiple goals with my last diet, I've been racking my brain to come up with a new plan. I have it now. I'm still not sure if it's the best way to reach my goals, but it's something new to try. I've got a workout plan that I developed along with a diet plan I want to use.
The diet I'll be following is extremely simple. It's based on carb cycling, but the purpose of the cycling is different. It's not about keto, or keeping up my metabolism or any of that BS. Instead it's all about finding a way to keep my intake down. That's all there is to it. I eat less on training days, usually, so 3 of my 4 training days will also be my carb days. The other 4 days of the week will be zero carb days.
On my carb days I'll eat like I've been eating. Every meal will have all 3 macros, but they will NOT be cheat days or "carb ups" or "refeeds". I'll just eat carbs on those days along with everything else.
On my zero carb days I'll eat the way I ate on the apex predator diet. Protein shakes with water during the day, then meat for dinner.
This diet will hopefully be the kind of diet I can use all the time to lose weight consistently but slowly. If after a couple weeks it isn't working I'll lower my carb days to 2 per week.
I'll begin this diet immediately. Tomorrow is Tuesday, which is a carb/training day.