Carb total cutoff
Is it possible to diet and not take carbs? ONly lean meat? eggs? Can protein be burned as fuel?
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Yes, it's possible to diet without carbs (atkins).
Yes, protein can be burned as fuel. I believe the body converts it with 40% efficiency, but I'd have to search for the abstract.
I don't agree with carb-less diets. I believe the body needs carbs for a multitude of reasons.
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You need carbs to keep the intensity levels high, you need carbs to maintain your brain working properly, you need carbs to keep your mood stable, etc.
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