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High carb diet experiment for Zinc study

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 07, 2012 at 3:22 PM

My roommate and I will be participating in study evaluating novel biomarkers of zinc status. I will be committing Carbicide for 45 days, especially since I was once very overweight and put on fat easily with moderate-high carb intakes. It'll an 80% carb, 10% protein and 10% fat diet. The diet will be an Indian diet of rice, lentils, dahl, vegetables and fish, chicken and egg whites. The diet is supposed to replicate the West Asian regional diet, oh which Zinc deficiencies are common.

I'm mostly doing this for the cash the study pays. But also to see what would happen on such a high carb diet, and have all the blood work and lean body mass and body fat measurements. I also like not having to worry about preparing food for 45 days.

Anyway, what is the smartest way to go about this? It'll begin in a month so I can continue to build muscle and strength, which shouldn't be too hard because its only been a few weeks since I started at my local CF and am making good progress. I'm relatively lean.

The protein and fat is not much to work with, but hope to partition my carbs PWO in the evenings (currently 3 nights a week). Should I increase my activity to 5-7 days a week? IF? I am not allowed any vitamin or mineral supplements. I will be taking a Zinc supplement.

Please share any relevant studies the researchers and I can learn from.

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on December 08, 2012
at 06:09 AM

I think they are using egg whites because its difficult to perfectly measure the 10 percent fat and 10 percent protein diet. The egg whites might have been used to round out the protein portion to an exact measurement. I seriously doubt people in Asia are tossing out their yolks for their egg-white omelets.

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on December 08, 2012
at 06:05 AM

I agree. My roommate gave me the ol', "I can't believe you're asking about organic milk, cooking oils, and whether they were filling the plastic containers with hot food LOOK" when the researcher went over the study with us.

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on December 07, 2012
at 04:12 PM

Also, henrydrn, please do be careful that they are laddling you up with buckets of corn oils, tell them you want real indian fat (ghee) not soybean, corn oil etc..

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on December 07, 2012
at 04:11 PM

If I had to venture to guess it's probably all the fat and protein in the egg yolks that they don't want them to get for an 80 10 10 split. I don't agree with it, but just the egg whites will give more mass for less calories so it might help the participants feel fuller with less real food.

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If I had to venture to guess it's probably all the fat and protein in the egg yolks that they don't want them to get for an 80 10 10 split. I don't agree with it, but just the egg yolks give more mass so it might help the participants feel fuller with less real food.

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on December 07, 2012
at 03:54 PM

Stay away from corn oil! Or any vegetable oil! Use ghee instead. I love dahl and Indian chicken. But why egg whites? Can't you have whole eggs?

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on December 07, 2012
at 04:12 PM

Also, henrydrn, please do be careful that they are laddling you up with buckets of corn oils, tell them you want real indian fat (ghee) not soybean, corn oil etc..

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on December 07, 2012
at 04:11 PM

If I had to venture to guess it's probably all the fat and protein in the egg yolks that they don't want them to get for an 80 10 10 split. I don't agree with it, but just the egg whites will give more mass for less calories so it might help the participants feel fuller with less real food.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on December 07, 2012
at 04:11 PM

If I had to venture to guess it's probably all the fat and protein in the egg yolks that they don't want them to get for an 80 10 10 split. I don't agree with it, but just the egg yolks give more mass so it might help the participants feel fuller with less real food.

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

(211)

on December 08, 2012
at 06:05 AM

I agree. My roommate gave me the ol', "I can't believe you're asking about organic milk, cooking oils, and whether they were filling the plastic containers with hot food LOOK" when the researcher went over the study with us.

1ac8e976f84cb2566ecfbbcce1817351

(211)

on December 08, 2012
at 06:09 AM

I think they are using egg whites because its difficult to perfectly measure the 10 percent fat and 10 percent protein diet. The egg whites might have been used to round out the protein portion to an exact measurement. I seriously doubt people in Asia are tossing out their yolks for their egg-white omelets.

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on December 07, 2012
at 03:36 PM

This thread may prove an interesting read for you. Due to the sheer quantity of carbs you will be consuming daily, I think it's going to be quite difficult to "partition" a majority to evening PWO. In this case, I don't think it really matters what time of day you train/eat to maximize recovery.

I would personally just eat to your usual schedule and train your heart out, whether that's x-fit, weight training or some kind of sport. Certainly a good opportunity to experiment with your training.

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