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Old 01-10-2013, 10:55 AM   #1
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LOW CARB DIETING

Q: Low carb diets always make me feel lousy. Does that mean they aren't for me?

A: There are a few possibilities here:
• You may have the diet set up wrong in terms of macronutrient amounts and ratios. Review your diet and make sure that your protein, carbs, and fat are where they should be (see my Simple Guide to Very Low Carb Diets for specific recommendations).
• You may not be giving the diet enough time. Switching over from being a “sugar burner” (who predominantly uses glucose from carbohydrate as their fuel source) to being a “fat burner (who predominantly used fatty acids as their fuel source) takes a while – for some people this transition period is only a couple days while for others it may take a week or even longer. Not only must your diet be set up properly (see the first bullet point) but you must also give it enough time to “do its magic”. Once you make the switch from sugar burner to fat burner you will feel a lot better – your body will feel more stable all the time, without the constant ups and downs from blood sugar fluctuations associated with a carbohydrate-based diet.
• They may not be for you. If you still feel lousy after following a properly set-up very low carb diet for a couple weeks, it’s very possible that your metabolism is better suited to a diet with carbohydrate. I would suggest looking into carbohydrate cycling as it is another very effective diet style but which implements carbohydrates in varying amounts on different days. See my MacroRotation Guidebook for more details (available at Shelby Starnes - The Official Website)
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Most low carbers who hate it either:

A) Didn't get past the 3 day hump.
B) Aren't eating nearly enough fat.
C) Have no idea how to cook and as a result are forced to eat bland meat and veggies which is not a fun way to live.
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Most low carbers who hate it either:

A) Didn't get past the 3 day hump.
B) Aren't eating nearly enough fat.
C) Have no idea how to cook and as a result are forced to eat bland meat and veggies which is not a fun way to live.
I made it past day 3.
I probably didn't eat enough fat.
I can cook, but usually prefer non-healthy ways to make food taste good.

So my picky ass fails at most diets.. I was brought up eating meat and potatoes. Veggies were never there, same with spices and healthy flavors. I try to eat that now, and I gag and get sick. I'm doomed. lol
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