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Lew86
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2015/02/05 20:06:41 (permalink)
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Keto, low carb or not be so hard on myself?

Basically I've been out of training with a shoulder injury for 6 months and started training again in January. As I've lost a load of strength I decided the best approach was to train and consume a good amount of food to get myself back to my former shape. I'm getting there but the shoulder injury keeps rearing its head.
The end of May is when I need to be in shape and I was giving it until the start of March to start stripping fat. What I want to know is what the best approach would be for my body type?
I'm 6ft, probably under 13 stone at the moment and have been training three times a week. I'd say my shaoe is coming back but I'm holding a small amount of fat around my waist that has never gone despite my efforts.
Would people recommend keto or a low carb diet ? I get really stressed with the weighing out of food, especially as I work away and it's not always achievable.. My previous attempts at cutting have always lasted a few days, then I start making excuses and eating like I was bulking!

Any help would be great!!
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Re: Keto, low carb or not be so hard on myself? 2015/02/05 20:30:21 (permalink)
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The best diet is the one that you can adhere to - if you've struggled with sticking to a certain diet before then try something else IMO.

End of the day what matters is your calorie intake first of all. I personally hate low carbs but some people love it.
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Re: Keto, low carb or not be so hard on myself? 2015/02/07 22:32:59 (permalink)
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Your 6ft, 13 stone and want to cut? Your goal seems a little vague? You want to get in shape? I think you need to elaborate slightly on what your trying to achieve.
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Re: Keto, low carb or not be so hard on myself? 2015/02/08 03:34:37 (permalink)
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Sure, dont be so hard on yourself, keep failing to achieve your goals and meandering through life.
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Re: Keto, low carb or not be so hard on myself? 2015/02/09 13:15:28 (permalink)
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Basically I've been out of training with a shoulder injury for 6 months and started training again in January. As I've lost a load of strength I decided the best approach was to train and consume a good amount of food to get myself back to my former shape. I'm getting there but the shoulder injury keeps rearing its head.
The end of May is when I need to be in shape and I was giving it until the start of March to start stripping fat. What I want to know is what the best approach would be for my body type?
I'm 6ft, probably under 13 stone at the moment and have been training three times a week. I'd say my shaoe is coming back but I'm holding a small amount of fat around my waist that has never gone despite my efforts.
Would people recommend keto or a low carb diet ? I get really stressed with the weighing out of food, especially as I work away and it's not always achievable.. My previous attempts at cutting have always lasted a few days, then I start making excuses and eating like I was bulking!

Any help would be great!!

Keto imo is very extreme and not necessary for fat loss although some swear by it. Maybe your previous attempts at cutting have been too extreme. Aim for slight deficits and you should last longer while cutting. Just try to extend the window you don't have carbs. Or if energy is low have an apple or 2.
And blast your legs. Incline leg press should get around any shoulder issue.
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Re: Keto, low carb or not be so hard on myself? 2015/02/09 15:20:03 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby WhiteSnake 2015/02/09 18:34:04
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I recommend giving intermittent fasting a shot, it's the easiest way I've found of managing my weight. I use the Leangains protocol when I fast and I don't count calories. If I do restrictive diets I just get miserable and end up binging... I find it much easier having a set period when I can't eat anything at all than having to bee 100% on point all the time.
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Re: Keto, low carb or not be so hard on myself? 2015/02/20 19:15:02 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby The_Lone_Wolf 2015/02/20 19:21:26
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You need to find a dietary protocol that fits your lifestyle and not fit your lifestyle to a dietary approach.
IF maybe good for you if your lifestyle suits it, if you train a lot or are under stress then don't bother.
Keto diets are just not necessary to lose fat, carbs are not the enemy.
 
Just stick to whole 1 ingredient foods and have your diet made up mostly of these, ensure good veg and protein intake.
 
You could try a carb backloading approach, that may suit you, but at the end of the day you need to find an approach thats right for you and you can stick to.
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Re: Keto, low carb or not be so hard on myself? 2015/02/20 19:43:45 (permalink)
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+1 for leangains intermittent fasting , only thing that's worked for me and easy to stick to.



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Re: Keto, low carb or not be so hard on myself? 2015/02/20 20:39:09 (permalink)
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I find no carbs is easier to suffer than low carbs. When you're carb free you crave carbs for a few days, then when you're on full ketosis it wears off and you can always eat stuff like bacon and cheese to keep your mind of tasty food. You'll still feel like eating some starch from time to time but it's purely psychological, you don't actually feel hungry or like you need it physically in any way.
 
Low carb prevents your body from making the switch to ketosis, you still get insulin jumping up and down through the day and it all keeps you very hungry all the time. And then you can never really eat anything tasty because you can't go high fat, and your carb sources will have to be stuff with a taste ranging from damp grass to dry cardboard.
 
IF is also effective because simply doing away with a meal or two is a very simple way of taking out a chunk off your daily calorie intake, and past the initial adaptation your body gets used to eating in that time frame and you no longer feel hungry during the fast period.
post edited by Uriel - 2015/02/20 20:42:12
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Re: Keto, low carb or not be so hard on myself? 2015/02/21 17:07:00 (permalink)
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But with keto are you knocking out all fruit and veg? That's a lot of good nutrition there.
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Re: Keto, low carb or not be so hard on myself? 2015/02/21 17:14:25 (permalink)
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But with keto are you knocking out all fruit and veg? That's a lot of good nutrition there.




I'd suggest yes to dropping fruit, and keeping green fiberous veg in... If keto is your goal.

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Re: Keto, low carb or not be so hard on myself? 2015/02/21 17:49:32 (permalink)
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But with keto are you knocking out all fruit and veg? That's a lot of good nutrition there.




I'd suggest yes to dropping fruit, and keeping green fiberous veg in... If keto is your goal.


I love my cherry tomatoes too much mate!
 And blueberries and apples lol. I do long stretches during the day without carbs so I can squeeze them in.
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