I'm a big guy, very big. 6'5" 300lbs. I recently upped my Carbs after months of VLC and found that my weight loss didn't stall, it went faster.
If I were to eat this diet what do you think my results would be?
Tubers - Yams, Waxy-type potatoes predominantly. Rice - In small quantities. Fruit - Oranges, melon, fresh and frozen berries mostly. Meat - 4oz or less per serving, 1 serving per meal. (2 eggs from breakfast, some broth or gelatin for lunch and a 4oz piece of meat with supper) Veggies - Maybe a bit, but truthfully I don't ever crave these.
Quite overweight still Low body temperature Average Pulse 50-60 (I can get my BP into the 190's during peak 8 style workouts with no serious problems) Haven't had recent blood work but digging out the last physical I had at 450lbs I had Average BP (120/77), low pulse, and within range cholesterol, blood sugar, T3/T4 etc..
Will I stall? Gain weight? Develop liver problems (fatty liver from sugar)? Lose Muscle mass and strength? Will I lose massive amounts of fat, gain huge amounts of muscle and come out looking like a Bodybuilder?
Wheres the meat? The reason it went faster after reintroducing carbs is because it kick started your metabolism. Try being vlc or lc (under 50 grams) for five days and than do over 150+. You will definitely break your plateau. Go high fat during lc and lower fat, higher carb on your refeed days.
Low body weight? Low pulse? Do you also have problems with constipation? Those are all symptoms of Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Overweight is too. I agree with Chelsea that you probably kick started your metabolism. If that's what happened, it's only a temporary thing. Hashi's people need to eat lots of fat, protein and low carb veggies. Berries only for their fruit. They need to balance their omega 3/6 fat ratio. Think grassfed beef, coconut oil and organic veggies. Makes for a great stir fry.
So to answer your question, I think you'll stall and gain. Reason I'm saying that: Been there done that. :(
If you're doing a lot of heavy lifting, I would say you'll see definite strength gains- glycogen-filled muscles recover faster, plus you'll have more fuel for heavy workouts. I'd think about upping your protein intake though. Weight gain? Not if you're eating at/below maintenance. Fatty liver?? Definitely not, unless you were on the edge of it before, which it doesn't sound like. If it's working for you and you feel good, go for it!
For more perspective on adding carbs- http://freetheanimal.com/2012/02/synthesis-low-carb-and-food-rewardpalatability-and-why-calories-count.html
Avoiding vegetable oil is a good way to lower Omega 6 and lose weight which is a NAD you are avoiding. Also I do not agree with the low meat but it is lowering your Omega 6 consumption even more... however not worth it in my book. Better to eat grass feed beef.
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