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  1. Got another quick video with Alan about low carb diets for active
    individuals.

    Dat white jacket tho.

  2. Low carb diets are the worst on your wallet. Trying to get that 3000
    calorie intake with no carbs is ridiculously hard. ESPECIALLY in Canada,
    stupid high ass prices for all meat.

    4 chicken breasts are $9.00 ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! lol

  3. So Omar, since the Carb issue has been addressed and it depends on activity
    levels, do you promote or condone lower carbs on off days and raising them
    on training days? Or should it just stay constant throughout the week?

  4. Hitting calories > Lowering carbs. I’ve kept my carbs relatively high, and
    I’ve lost 12 lbs in a month. Lowering caloric intake and eating enough
    protein will help you lose weight without going insane. (This is what has
    worked for me).

    Great video, Omar. Keep Alan on the channel. He’s got great info.

  5. I find that low carb diets can make you more carb-sensitive, when done
    correctly.. It certainly helped me to do a low-carb diet for 6-8 months to
    low body fat and then upping carbs gradually… Beforehand my body would
    respond very poorly to carbs… now it responds fine.

  6. A low carb ketogenic diet is better for fat loss than a low fat diet, given
    equal calories and protein. Ketosis is lean mass sparing, whilst catabolism
    is more severe with low fat diets.

    There are keto athletes out there, but of course not many since this is a
    relatively new approach and most athletes started with high carb so it
    would be undesirable to suffer reduced performance for 6 months just to
    become keto adapted.

  7. I tried low carb once for a week. Was the worst. Everyone must die on no
    carb is the only thing you can think about lol. I think most people feel
    the same way, but I know one girl in the IFBB who does no carb all the
    time. I think it’s been a full year with no carbs. Says she feels great and
    much better than ever before.

    I forget exactly who it was, but a girl in a Big J video was talking about
    how before a show most people take carbs to get big before they go on
    stage. She said her friend would go high fats right before. For whatever
    reason her body reacted better to very high fats and less carbs. 

  8. honestly here is the truth from experience, i am endomorph extremely, so i
    am on a low carb diet 5 days a week and weekends i go normal amount. i do
    cardio 5 days a week and weigh lifting 2 days a week in 5 month i lost 20
    kilos, gain muscle and i feel strong and i am lean, i still need to loose
    another 7 or 9 kilos to be ripped, my legs are strong and my arms as well.
    doing low carb diet. eating protein on every meal, 3 meals per day.
    drinking lot of water and not too much fruits, well basically low sugar
    fruits.

  9. Great stuff from Alan as usual. Get those cals and protein right – the main
    two issues. Great interview Omar.

  10. When speaking in terms of “higher volume/intensity/work load” in relation
    to an increase of carbohydrate intake – what would high volume in a week
    consist of?

    Would you look at it as a total number of reps done by the end of the week
    or total you plan on hitting each day? i.e. carb loading on a Monday, the
    day before a moderate OR heavy session on a Tuesday.

    For example, lets say someone works out Monday – Friday / 3 lifts per day /
    3 sets per lift / 8 reps per set – at the end of that week they have
    completed 360 total repetitions/week OR 72 repetitions/day. How would you
    rate carb intake to volume of training?

    Is there an equation for this or has this been talked about? Not sure what
    “keyword” you would use. I know there is TEE but that doesn’t necessarily
    directly correlate to total repetitions, or does it? And yes I know there
    is the general rule of 1.5 grams+ per pound of body weight, but is there a
    more precise way to look at it? -thanks

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