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Which low carbohydrate macros works better to lose fat for you?

Answered on May 27, 2014
Created May 24, 2014 at 3:47 PM

i always trying to find best ratio for myself and still can't figure it out.i tried very low carb (>6 grams from veggies) and low protein;low carb (>15) with moderate protein;mod.carb with high protein(1 g per lean body mass).i found that i lost more weight on low carb and low protein but i was hungry all the time and don't know that weight loss was fat not muscles. what works best for you?any advise?

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on May 25, 2014
at 09:26 PM

thank you very much

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on May 25, 2014
at 03:00 PM

Read greymouser's comments on cutting:

http://paleohacks.com/questions/209685/paleo-cutting-for-abs.html

I'm not sure this is where you want to go, but greymouser is a legit paleo n=1.

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on May 25, 2014
at 02:31 PM

mine is 21.7 i have a normal weigh for my heigh but i want lower bodyfat.

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on May 25, 2014
at 01:50 PM

The more weight I lost, the more active I became. This caused me to eat more, mostly high glycemic carbs and fat. I eat more at 165 lbs than I did at 215 lbs. I maintain my weight using activity. Caveat: I'm not interested in losing any more fat. 36" waistline achieves the reduction in visceral fat needed for optimal health. Beyond that it's overkill for health IMO, and at my age losing any more weight will not improve my appearance. I'm recovering right now from rotator cuff surgery, probably due to the loss of muscle mass that went with the fat.

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on May 25, 2014
at 01:28 PM

yeah for me health is priority.and actually i don't wanna lose weight,i just wanna lower my bodyfat) which whole different story. i always feel hungry.i just can't understand how i can keep this hunger feeling for half a year to lose that fat,is it possible?sometimes i just gave up and start eat at my maintenance because i really can't see any changes for 2 months of struggle.

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on May 25, 2014
at 01:24 PM

i never did carb loads and scare to mess with my blood sugar actually. i workout as well,i just feel very tired when i have 500 cal deficit.i guess it's should be like this,but if this struggle allow me to reach lower body fat maybe it's not worth it...

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on May 25, 2014
at 01:40 AM

My advice is to move smartly, cycle macros around activities and depedning how what, how much you do... Soemthing or somethings that are FUN! :)

You need not be hungry to lose weight imho.

If you were carb and low protein and eating at a deficit you coudl well have lost more muscle than fat imho.. Not enough protein = catabolisim, too mcuh = wastage.

1g per lean mass is also high frmo my position...

My broad advice is shoot for health, not weight... Weight's a part of that...

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on May 25, 2014
at 01:28 PM

yeah for me health is priority.and actually i don't wanna lose weight,i just wanna lower my bodyfat) which whole different story. i always feel hungry.i just can't understand how i can keep this hunger feeling for half a year to lose that fat,is it possible?sometimes i just gave up and start eat at my maintenance because i really can't see any changes for 2 months of struggle.

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on May 27, 2014
at 10:26 PM

@pintmann777 This may assist you, we own the company! http://www.nojerky.com.

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on May 27, 2014
at 10:26 PM

This may assist you, we own the company! http://www.nojerky.com.

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on May 27, 2014
at 11:12 AM

I have seen most of the athletes follow Carb Cycling approach for losing body fat. They follow a plan which involves following a plan where the have three to four low carb days which is followed by one high carb day. The low carb days will make both a starch deficiency and a calorie setback (normally) that will help smolder abundance muscle to fat quotients.

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on May 25, 2014
at 01:37 PM

First you eat less calories. Then you start moving a lot more than you're comfortable with.

If that doesn't work to lose fat then worry about macro ratios. If you're at 22 BMI macro ratios matter a lot. When you have a lot to lose it's a different story.

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on May 25, 2014
at 02:31 PM

mine is 21.7 i have a normal weigh for my heigh but i want lower bodyfat.

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on May 25, 2014
at 02:36 AM

I heard somewhere that 25% carbs was a good number for weight loss...I assume the other % was like 25% protein and the rest fats...but that's pure speculation, I don't remember the latter two macro recommendations.

I personally consume 20ish% protein ( 1g per lb of lean weight ) 30ish% carbs and 40-50%ish fat. That being said in my experience activity level is strongly tied to weight loss...kind of duh, but sometimes people don't exercise when they're trying to lose weight and in that instance I believe you would need to limit calories to achieve results. In my experience it is more pleasant to exercise and eat what I want than try to count calories and it seems to achieve the same results.

Also note that carb load should be tied to some extent to activity level, the more you are moving the more carbs you should have to replete your glycogen.

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on May 25, 2014
at 01:24 PM

i never did carb loads and scare to mess with my blood sugar actually. i workout as well,i just feel very tired when i have 500 cal deficit.i guess it's should be like this,but if this struggle allow me to reach lower body fat maybe it's not worth it...

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on May 25, 2014
at 01:50 PM

The more weight I lost, the more active I became. This caused me to eat more, mostly high glycemic carbs and fat. I eat more at 165 lbs than I did at 215 lbs. I maintain my weight using activity. Caveat: I'm not interested in losing any more fat. 36" waistline achieves the reduction in visceral fat needed for optimal health. Beyond that it's overkill for health IMO, and at my age losing any more weight will not improve my appearance. I'm recovering right now from rotator cuff surgery, probably due to the loss of muscle mass that went with the fat.

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