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tammyp
03-14-2009, 07:23 AM
keto? carb rotation? low fat? alot of ways can get you lean..what do you do?

i do lower carb, low fat, carbs around training.

GirlyMuscle
03-14-2009, 09:48 AM
I lost my intial 70 pounds just counting calories on a 40/40/20 plan, keeping my calories between 900-1300.

Allifit
03-14-2009, 10:32 AM
I'm a huge advocate of the good old school carb cycle pre contest diet. I used itboth at north americans and for the arnold amateur.....and I will more then likley continue to use it. I tweak my days as needed in response to how my physique looks but I begin my diet with low carb days (2), moderate carb days (2), another 2 low carb days, another 2 moderate carb days, then one high carb day. By high carb I do not mean cheat. I am IRON CLAD in my diet. 9 weeks of NO cheats..... bu I eat carbs at EVERY meal....

Then about 4 weeks out from my show I stop the high carb day. My low carb days are virtually NO carb days and my moderate carb days usually involve carbs in my first two meals and some veggies later in the day.

I don't eat nuts or much fat on my diet, however I do eat salmon and buffalo 1-2 times a week the first 5 weeks of my diet and those meat sources have higher amounts of fat then say tilapia or chicken.

~Dayna~
03-14-2009, 02:43 PM
I have tried a lot but the best results for me is keto style dieting a close second is carb cycling.

Suzy Brown
03-14-2009, 02:53 PM
High protein, moderate fat, low carb. I don't even think of it as a diet, its just my lifestyle now. I have never felt so healthy in my life!

jjjohns_10
03-14-2009, 04:11 PM
High protein is a must, and moderate to low carb intake for amateur bodybuilders is pretty standard. Fat is essential as well, particularly if you choose to utilize a ketogenic diet.

Kolbe
03-14-2009, 05:43 PM
I use Dave's diet

p.s.
03-14-2009, 06:27 PM
Off season it's low carb (under 100 grams per day), and precontest it's very low carb (under 30 grams per day, post workout). No matter what though I have a cheat day once per week.

sassy69
03-14-2009, 07:02 PM
Carb rotation has been the tried & true. I find out tomorrow what will be this year's approach.

Suzanne
03-14-2009, 08:16 PM
For initial weight loss pretty much body for life style about 1800 cals low fat, low GI carb & protein every meal

Off season
low fat, carbs about 300g, total cals about 3000 weekly BIG cheat meal

Contest prep
low fat, carb cycling

Northman
03-14-2009, 10:37 PM
I did Keto for 1 month, then followed up with Carb cycling for 2 months. Got my leanest ever doing that which is weird because It seems backwards on paper.

Voland
03-15-2009, 10:49 AM
1. Slight change of my macros (something like 55%prot/30carbs/15fats).
2. Decrease of about 500 cals + adding cardio as much as i need.

2hot4u
03-15-2009, 11:10 AM
dave palumbo program

miss figure
03-16-2009, 08:07 AM
medium/high protein and medium fat, works great for me

xx

Anabolic1's_Girl
03-21-2009, 11:31 AM
Counting cals is sooooo hard! I use so many spices and extra ingredients when I cook because I love flavor. I am going to start my low carb diet next week and see how that goes. I have never done well with diets, but then again I wasn't as serious with them as I will be now.

Jer
03-21-2009, 12:40 PM
Carb cycling for me.

fitcorps
03-21-2009, 08:23 PM
High protein, moderate fat (high in EFA's), timed carbs.

I cycle carbs using higher carbs on training days than I do on non training days.

fitbody
07-22-2009, 09:17 PM
Ketogenic Diet ~ Dave Palumbo is my coach he the last year
right now i'm 31 days out of Canadian BB Nationals
last weekends progress pix had striated glutes
in the best shape of my life at 44 years old
I can't recommend Dave enough
its some of the best money i ever spent
and last wk paid for another yrs training with him

Suzanne
07-23-2009, 01:23 AM
For initial weight loss pretty much body for life style about 1800 cals low fat, low GI carb & protein every meal

Off season
low fat, carbs about 300g, total cals about 3000 weekly BIG cheat meal

Contest prep
low fat, carb cycling

I have to change mine

we found that i do better wihtout cycling carbs
I had complex carbs at all 7 meals til week of show
sitll low fat, moderate protein
then complex carbs every 2-3 form tues early am til sat night finals

offseason now over 450g carbs and staying tightest ever after a show

DCtraininggirl
07-24-2009, 12:54 AM
Hey guys, I'm relatively new to this: what is carb cycling???

BrownBear
07-24-2009, 01:49 AM
rotate them carbs like you do women...


as i always say...


lol jk i do 4 or 5 low carb days followed by 2 high carb days