So ive been here for a while and I have read a lot of information about diets. Ive read the threads and articles, but now im coming here to ask a question:
I have recently came across the Anabolic Diet. I had heard of it before, but never really looked into it. According to this diet, you are to eat a high amount of fat, moderate amount of protein, and low amounts of carbs during the week.
This initial phase lasts for 12 days. After the 12 days, you eat high carbs, low fat, and even lower protein (if you start on a Monday, this would start on a Saturday). I calculated according to Thibbs ratios (I don?t have the AD book) based on a 2000 calorie diet:
60% calories from fat = 133.3g
35% ?? protein = 175g
5% ?? carbs = 25g
30% calories from fat = 66.6g
10% ?? protein = 50g
60% ?? carbs = 300g
Now during the week, I could see this working since it has 175g of protein during the week and low carbs. And during the weekend having the carb load up and controlling insulin too. The only two things im thinking about is the lack of protein during the weekends and what kind of carbs to eat during the weekend. Im thinking it should be low GI carbs and not just crap.
Am I understanding the concept correctly or do my numbers need some tweaking? Any help or experiences while on this diet would be greatly appreciated.