No Carb diet

  • Chad1992

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    Jun 17, 2013 11:46 PM GMT
    Hi all,

    I started a no-carb diet two weeks ago, and I see some results.
    I am also exercising every day and doing moderate weight training/toning, but I am getting tired VERY easily.
    I used to burn around 600 calories a day doing cardio exercises, but now I'm lucky to burn 300 before I'm exhausted.

    I have been eating only scrabbled eggs (mostly egg whites), and mayonnaise.
    I know mayonnaise isn't the most weight-loss friendly food, but it has no carbs, and does help to give me some energy.
    I'm also eating carrots and celery as a snack.

    I'm trying not to go over around 1500 calories per day on this diet.
    I weigh 150 pounds and am 5'9.
    I'm wanting to lose around 10-15 pounds.

    I'm not a professional in this, but is this diet healthy?
    I have felt very lethargic, but is that normal for a low/no carb diet?
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    Jun 25, 2013 7:09 PM GMT
    Chad1992 saidHi all,

    I started a no-carb diet two weeks ago, and I see some results.
    I am also exercising every day and doing moderate weight training/toning, but I am getting tired VERY easily.
    I used to burn around 600 calories a day doing cardio exercises, but now I'm lucky to burn 300 before I'm exhausted.

    I have been eating only scrabbled eggs (mostly egg whites), and mayonnaise.
    I know mayonnaise isn't the most weight-loss friendly food, but it has no carbs, and does help to give me some energy.
    I'm also eating carrots and celery as a snack.

    I'm trying not to go over around 1500 calories per day on this diet.
    I weigh 150 pounds and am 5'9.
    I'm wanting to lose around 10-15 pounds.

    I'm not a professional in this, but is this diet healthy?
    I have felt very lethargic, but is that normal for a low/no carb diet?



    Nobody here can determine whether your diet is healthy or good for you. You should consult with your doctor or a competent nutritionist before you continue with this diet.

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    Jun 25, 2013 7:39 PM GMT
    If you're really eating only scrambled eggs, mayonnaise, carrots and celery, I don't think your diet is too healthy due to the lack of variety. Do some research on healthy ketogenic diets if you really want to minimize carbohydrates.

    It is normal to feel lethargic when starting a ketogenic diet as your body adapts from using carbohydrate to using fats. It's called the "keto flu." Most people adjust after two or three weeks.

    If you use an app like fitday or myfitnesspal to count calories and macros, you'll notice you're not on a NO carb diet. There are some carbs in everything.
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    Jun 25, 2013 7:54 PM GMT
    I've done no carb about, oh, 10 times or so in the span of about a decade. Yes, the weight comes off fast. But mark my words and mark them in stone. It's not sustainable, you get sick of it, you go back to carbs, and you gain back absolutely all the weight you lost and then some. Every. Time.
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    Jun 25, 2013 8:02 PM GMT
    Matiz saidI've done no carb about, oh, 10 times or so in the span of about a decade. Yes, the weight comes off fast. But mark my words and mark them in stone. It's not sustainable, you get sick of it, you go back to carbs, and you gain back absolutely all the weight you lost and then some. Every. Time.


    well said, sir.
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    Jun 25, 2013 8:16 PM GMT
    Why would a 5'9", 150lb, 21 year-old need to lose 10-15 lbs?
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    Jun 25, 2013 8:17 PM GMT
    Pamphleteer saidWhy would a 5'9", 150lb, 21 year-old need to lose 10-15 lbs?


    Every gay man, everywhere, at any weight and body type, always thinks they need to lose 10-15 lbs of fat and gain 10-15 lbs of muscle to have they body they envision will make them happy and confident.
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    Jun 25, 2013 8:23 PM GMT
    Matiz said
    Pamphleteer saidWhy would a 5'9", 150lb, 21 year-old need to lose 10-15 lbs?


    Every gay man, everywhere, at any weight and body type, always thinks they need to lose 10-15 lbs of fat and gain 10-15 lbs of muscle to have they body they envision will make them happy and confident.


    Oh yeah. Forgot. icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 25, 2013 8:26 PM GMT
    No-carb diets aren't any good.
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    Jun 25, 2013 9:11 PM GMT
    A no carb diet is good for quick weight loss. Stay on it no more than 6-8 weeks. During this diet you will become weaker and more irritable. Your muscles will flatten due to a lack of glycogen. All of the weight maybe more will return possibly within days of returning to a carb diet.

    Skip the mayo if you're trying to loose weight. Carrots are total carb, sugar, like candy.
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    Jun 25, 2013 9:13 PM GMT
    Your diet is terrible. Unhealthy doesn't begin to describe it adequately.
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    Jun 25, 2013 9:23 PM GMT
    uoft23 saidYour diet is terrible. Unhealthy doesn't begin to describe it adequately.



    +infinity

    this is an awful diet and no one 5ft 9 150 should be looking to lose 10-15 lbs.

    I suggest use start using the internet to figure out healthy diets and lifestyles because this is not one.

    Carbs are needed for energy and workouts. Eliminating all of them is setting yourself up for disaster.

    Who or what in the world would steer you down this road but get off of it now
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    Jun 25, 2013 9:33 PM GMT
    I don't think that the scrambled egg and mayo diet is is healthy, but for some of the responses in this thread:

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    Jun 25, 2013 10:03 PM GMT
    Chad1992 saidHi all,

    I started a no-carb diet two weeks ago, and I see some results.
    I am also exercising every day and doing moderate weight training/toning, but I am getting tired VERY easily.
    I used to burn around 600 calories a day doing cardio exercises, but now I'm lucky to burn 300 before I'm exhausted.

    I have been eating only scrabbled eggs (mostly egg whites), and mayonnaise.
    I know mayonnaise isn't the most weight-loss friendly food, but it has no carbs, and does help to give me some energy.
    I'm also eating carrots and celery as a snack.

    I'm trying not to go over around 1500 calories per day on this diet.
    I weigh 150 pounds and am 5'9.
    I'm wanting to lose around 10-15 pounds.

    I'm not a professional in this, but is this diet healthy?
    I have felt very lethargic, but is that normal for a low/no carb diet?


    Hi. This diet is very unhealthy. Let me tell You why.

    Your body can use three substancies for producing energy.

    1/Glucose from cabs. Most common source of energy. It´s very elegantly burnet into CO2 and water. It´s the fastest source of energy and the blood glucose level is monitored by Your body during the whole day. To low level - hunger. Hunger = no fatburning. You may lose active tissues mass, water, but not the fat without regular blood glucose level.

    2/ Fatty acids from fat. Those can be burned with enough adding oxygen - when You make aerobic sport...and not before at least 20 minutes of this activity. No sport, no fatty acids burning.

    3/Aminoacids. The worst and most dirty source. Forget for burning proteins from Your lunch. Proteins are processed for 14 hours at least on amoniacids and when You want to burn them as energy source, they have to be in one or two hours changed on....blood glucose in process called gluconeogenesis. What that mean? Lot of bad things. For the first, lot, but very lot of waste. This waste is than stored in visceral fat by the way. Second - proteins have been ever burned in human bodies in only two cases. First - hunger. Hunger means that all not-needed tissues are decomposed because they burn energy which You can´t feed. Second case is disease. Your body needs so many enzymes and immunity proteins that it has to decompose proteins. Both cases means danger. Every danger leads to storage of fat whenever possible. You will learn Your body very bad habbit and it will take the first chance to store any fat it can. Once You´ll eat carbs, You´ll gain fat like crazy. Why? Because You completely fraud Your body´s way to produce energy. You can choose. You can produce blood glucose from carbs in minutes and with minimum waste or You´ll make the blood glucose in days from proteins by producing lot of metabolic shit, You´ll make the same matter as before but for the price of damage of metabolism, easy gaining fat in future and gaining visceral fat. You can eat carbs. But those the low glycemic index, small volume and 5-10 portions per day. Musles will burn it immediately...Good luck, man!
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    Jun 25, 2013 10:05 PM GMT
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    Chad1992 saidHi all,

    I started a no-carb diet two weeks ago, and I see some results.
    I am also exercising every day and doing moderate weight training/toning, but I am getting tired VERY easily.
    I used to burn around 600 calories a day doing cardio exercises, but now I'm lucky to burn 300 before I'm exhausted.

    I have been eating only scrabbled eggs (mostly egg whites), and mayonnaise.
    I know mayonnaise isn't the most weight-loss friendly food, but it has no carbs, and does help to give me some energy.
    I'm also eating carrots and celery as a snack.

    I'm trying not to go over around 1500 calories per day on this diet.
    I weigh 150 pounds and am 5'9.
    I'm wanting to lose around 10-15 pounds.

    I'm not a professional in this, but is this diet healthy?
    I have felt very lethargic, but is that normal for a low/no carb diet?


    Hi. This diet is very unhealthy. Let me tell You why.

    Your body can use three substancies for producing energy.

    1/Glucose from cabs. Most common source of energy. It´s very elegantly burnet into CO2 and water. It´s the fastest source of energy and the blood glucose level is monitored by Your body during the whole day. To low level - hunger. Hunger = no fatburning. You may lose active tissues mass, water, but not the fat without regular blood glucose level.

    2/ Fatty acids from fat. Those can be burned with enough adding oxygen - when You make aerobic sport...and not before at least 20 minutes of this activity. No sport, no fatty acids burning.

    3/Aminoacids. The worst and most dirty source. Forget for burning proteins from Your lunch. Proteins are processed for 14 hours at least on amoniacids and when You want to burn them as energy source, they have to be in one or two hours changed on....blood glucose in process called gluconeogenesis. What that mean? Lot of bad things. For the first, lot, but very lot of waste. This waste is than stored in visceral fat by the way. Second - proteins have been ever burned in human bodies in only two cases. First - hunger. Hunger means that all not-needed tissues are decomposed because they burn energy which You can´t feed. Second case is disease. Your body needs so many enzymes and immunity proteins that it has to decompose proteins. Both cases means danger. Every danger leads to storage of fat whenever possible. You will learn Your body very bad habbit and it will take the first chance to store any fat it can. Once You´ll eat carbs, You´ll gain fat like crazy. Why? Because You completely fraud Your body´s way to produce energy. You can choose. You can produce blood glucose from carbs in minutes and with minimum waste or You´ll make the blood glucose in days from proteins by producing lot of metabolic shit, You´ll make the same matter as before but for the price of damage of metabolism, easy gaining fat in future and gaining visceral fat. You can eat carbs. But those the low glycemic index, small volume and 5-10 portions per day. Musles will burn it immediately...Good luck, man!


    Yeah and there is direct connection between Your tiredness and producing lot of waste from gluconeogenesis. It will be worse. Your body has not vitamins, immunity proteins, antioxidants and enzymes for everything. Every day processes, sport, cleaning after trash. Human body is like the factory. You have the chinese one right nowicon_lol.gif
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    Jun 25, 2013 10:07 PM GMT
    ^ This is what I mean about the broscience.

    A proper low carb diet doesn't go hog wild on protein, for the reasons he mentioned. Protein stays level or even reduced from a standard diet, with the calories from carbohydrate instead taken from increased fats (monounsaturated and saturated, but probably not a good idea to overdo the polyunsaturated fats).

    It is not true that you don't "burn" fats without sport. When your body is fat-adapted, you burn fats primarily.

    Most of the studies where people had difficulty didn't last more than a week or two, and it takes longer than that to become fat-adapted.
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    Jun 25, 2013 10:17 PM GMT
    Chad1992 saidHi all,

    I started a no-carb diet two weeks ago, and I see some results.
    I am also exercising every day and doing moderate weight training/toning, but I am getting tired VERY easily.
    I used to burn around 600 calories a day doing cardio exercises, but now I'm lucky to burn 300 before I'm exhausted.

    I have been eating only scrabbled eggs (mostly egg whites), and mayonnaise.
    I know mayonnaise isn't the most weight-loss friendly food, but it has no carbs, and does help to give me some energy.
    I'm also eating carrots and celery as a snack.

    I'm trying not to go over around 1500 calories per day on this diet.
    I weigh 150 pounds and am 5'9.
    I'm wanting to lose around 10-15 pounds.

    I'm not a professional in this, but is this diet healthy?
    I have felt very lethargic, but is that normal for a low/no carb diet?


    The diet is dumb. Re-read all the other postings on this same topic for details of why.
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    Jun 25, 2013 10:20 PM GMT
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    Chad1992 saidHi all,

    I started a no-carb diet two weeks ago, and I see some results.
    I am also exercising every day and doing moderate weight training/toning, but I am getting tired VERY easily.
    I used to burn around 600 calories a day doing cardio exercises, but now I'm lucky to burn 300 before I'm exhausted.

    I have been eating only scrabbled eggs (mostly egg whites), and mayonnaise.
    I know mayonnaise isn't the most weight-loss friendly food, but it has no carbs, and does help to give me some energy.
    I'm also eating carrots and celery as a snack.

    I'm trying not to go over around 1500 calories per day on this diet.
    I weigh 150 pounds and am 5'9.
    I'm wanting to lose around 10-15 pounds.

    I'm not a professional in this, but is this diet healthy?
    I have felt very lethargic, but is that normal for a low/no carb diet?



    Nobody here can determine whether your diet is healthy or good for you. You should consult with your doctor or a competent nutritionist before you continue with this diet.



    Nonsense. Even the most neophyte can tell this is a horrible diet.
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    Jun 25, 2013 10:21 PM GMT
    Pamphleteer saidWhy would a 5'9", 150lb, 21 year-old need to lose 10-15 lbs?


    An eating disorder.
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    Jul 05, 2013 11:46 PM GMT
    Topic creator, just wanted to let you know that 15 lbs of weight loss from 150 is 90% not sustainable in the long run unless you feel like eating egg whites and lettuce for your meals. You'll probably feel run down most of the time. If you wanna lose some fat, do some moderate cardio 3-5 times a week for 20-30 minutes and cut out refined carbs and sugar. If you eat half decently, and do these things I bet you'll see the beginnings of 6 packs soon enough- worked for me!
  • LJay

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    Jul 05, 2013 11:52 PM GMT
    PS--Carrots and celery have decent carb content.

    Yes, the diet is silly. Food habits should be sustainable over a matter of many months or years. Things that you do temporarily for a given result are hardly ever wise.

    Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
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    Jul 06, 2013 12:04 AM GMT
    Your body needs carbohydrates to function man - both from a health perspective and a workout one too. Literally, the system responsible for burning fats can't do it's job if there isn't an adequate amount of glycogen stores (from carbohydrates) available. No glucose = very limited fat burning.

    When your body starts to run out of glycogen stores (storage form of glucose), it'll (eventually) undergo gluconeogenesis to produce glucose via other means -- one of the later steps being breaking down PROTEIN (aka your muscles) to 'get' that glucose. Granted, it does try to break down FATS and lactic acid (byproduct that's produced when you work out at maximal levels) too.

    Limiting carbohydrates is fine (based on your weight, target goals and how hard you're working out) - but removing it almost altogether... I wouldn't recommend it. Complex carbs (from fruits and vegetables) should be a staple part of your diet - they're very important for your overall health and, in general, energy levels. That's probably why your getting as tired as you are, as quick as you are. The only thing you shouldn't be doing (based on your goals) is carbohydrate LOADING (aka eating a shitload of pasta and such), as your body will always choose to break down glucose over fats, if it's readily available.

    Also, tip for burning fat: working out for longer duration but at lower intensities is one of the keys in getting your body to switch energy sources (from glucose to fats). Though that, too, is only true to a certain degree - the hormones that are responsible for lipolysis (fat burning) will eventually slow down that fat burning process too. So a longer duration doesn't mean you should push yourself for hours on end -- it's all about balance and consistency.