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Pakololo
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12/09/2019 9:00 am  

Is it possible to diet and not take carbs? ONly lean meat? eggs? Can protein be burned as fuel?

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ready2explode
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12/09/2019 9:17 am  

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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jboldman
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12/09/2019 9:40 am  

a keto diet is great for losing weight but not so great for building and maintaining muscle.

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Pakololo
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12/09/2019 10:09 am  

Okay,ill be competing so yea i won't be able to go on a keto diet. I just wanna get in competition condition thru diet and of course cardio. So i thought maybe atkins would help.

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guijr
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12/09/2019 10:28 am  

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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