low carb?

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    Jul 19, 2008 2:58 AM GMT
    hey i was wondering if any of you guys go by the low carb diet. im 200 right now and i wanna shed some fat and ive tried portions and ive tried eating only fruit veggies lean meats and whole grains but nothing works, i know when i used to do the low carbs id lose wieght. im debating on if i should go back to it im just afraid that because i now strength train if ill be all slothy in the gym. any advice? thanks
  • Timbales

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    Jul 19, 2008 2:59 AM GMT
    I lost 35lbs on a low carb diets and kept 30 off.
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    Jul 19, 2008 3:11 AM GMT
    I got fat on a diet that was largely based on whole grains and beans (i.e., carbs up the wazoo), and I lost 30 pounds in 5 months by switching to a more paleo-style diet. It also made my wonky blood sugar issues go away, so I'm completely sold on a reduced carb diet. Most important thing for losing weight, though, is caloric deficit, even on a low-carb diet. Ya gotta burn more calories than ya eat.
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    Jul 21, 2008 4:26 AM GMT
    You need carbs to function and workout. Be that cardio or weights, you'll feel sluggish without them.

    A balanced diet is best, just don't consume more than you need. Just that simple my friends.icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 21, 2008 4:36 AM GMT
    Carbs worked for me for a while, but I've found that counting calories is not only easier, but lasting longer. If you do go back to low carbs, don't expect too much energy during workouts, and switch to low calories after you shed a bulk, because low-carb just doesn't stick with a healthy and active lifestyle.