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Anyone Tried Dave Palumbo's Keto Diet??


#1

Hi, has anyone tried doing Palumbo's Keto Diet? Did you have any luck with it? I do best on low carb, and I've lost a little body fat. It's been two weeks though, and I've only dropped a couple pounds. I was already doing low carb, but it's even lower on this diet. I've been very careful to follow it exactly.
Thanks!


#2

Some people need to keep their carbs in check if their bodies are going to dig in to their fat stores. However, I would never recommend a traditional ketogenic diet. I've always felt that it's too risky in terms of muscle loss (hence metabolic slowdown). Cyclical keto approaches work much better. Essentially low carbing it for a few days with slight bump-ups to reset everything.

S


#3

It should just be called " The Palumbo Diet" --- no mention of "keto." A TRUE ketogenic diet is much higher in fats and much lower in protein. It is NOT ideal for Bodybuilders.

Daves is just a high pro , moderate fat, low carb approach, hardly relying on ketone bodies for fuel, moreso a mixture of glucose (protein turnover) and ketones here and there.

I personally like ALOT of diets -- it just depends on your current situation. How in shape of out of shape you are, how much energy do you expend each day, sedentary job etc....

I personally rather diet with carbs if possible --- I find myself more insulin sensitive and more tolerant --- this makes carbing up for a show MUCH more reliable.

-Matt


#4

It's a good diet for the average person I think, or someone who doesn't have too much mass, but I recall hearing that a lot of bodybuilders were kind of going away from Dave Palumbo's pre-contest approach and going for a more week-by-week decrease in carbs things (ala Shelby Starnes).


#5

One of the biggest complaints i hear is him giving a Super heavy Weight, the same calories and macros as a middle weight.

I know this because 2 local National guys worked with him and compared diets.

That is cookie cutter laziness ....

-Matt


#6

IMO People don't really hire him for his dieting expertise, they hire him for his advice on using PEDs.

S


#7

Is this for a competition? Also read up on the velocity diet.


#8

It could be for competition...I'm giving all I've got to my diet and training and will see how I'm doing by mid-March. If I'm down enough bodyfat then I'm going to do a novice bikini comp. in my area.


#9

Looked at the Velocity Diet....5 shakes a day?? Not for me, looks too much like "slim fast." I kinda like the texture of eating real food.


#10

yeah screw the Velocity Diet... just eat good food and structure your carbs around and after the workout (if you have any).


#11

His drug advice is also strange. I currently training with NABBA competitor from FRance and he said Palumbo was a terrible coach -- in that his diet was very copy and paste, no real tweaks, just increase cardio every week, When he sent pictures and he KNEW he looked not on track -- Dave would reply " yep looks good" "yep, looks good" ---- then finally he said " I am not very confident competing at this show" --- Dave says -- " well , if you aren't confident, neither am I"

and his drug advice was generic and not good for a 250lb Super....gh ---Day 1 (1iu) Day 2 (2iu) Day 3(3iu) ----repeat process ---WTF ....lol

-Matt


#12

Well, I certainly can't comment on drug protocols, but I did sit in on one of his seminars at the gym where they brought me in to speak about dieting (the owner wanted to get my opinions on Dave's approaches, I didn't pay to attend). The whole thing came across as a sales pitch for his supplement line, and while he does seem a knowledgeable guy, it's all very slanted in how he presents stuff. Not to get into a pissing match, because there are many many ways to do something, but I disagreed with a lot of his ideas.... Pleasant guy though, I've spoken to him at a few local shows before.

S


#13

I understand completely --- as I have given seminars to local competitors and debunked or argued many of his dieting strategies since most of his clients ---- recycle his diet directly to their innocent "newbie" clients whom have ZERO clue about their trickled down copy N paste diet.

Its pretty unfair that this happens so commonly --- people do anything to make a quick easy buck.

-Matt


#14

I did palumbos ketogenic diet. I didn’t like it. I was flat, no energy, and I hated my life. Plus the weekly cheat meal was fun to eat for the first 3 bites. After that I was full as hell and felt full all night. Couldn’t sleep. Then going back to the diet for 6 dayswas a nightmare. It became a countdown until my next cheat meal cycle. I do way better on a are rotation diet from Chris Aceto. Just my 2 cents.


#15

I couldn’t agree more with this.


#16

I hired Dave Palumbo for a contest Diet in 2011. He got me shredded for the stage after my shows I still ate VERY clean but still went from 123lbs on stage to 160lbs. I now have thyroid issues. I’m now in off season and am 6lbs from last years stage weight. I have an awesome coach now that doesn’t do a cookie cutter diet. I’m not saying this is what happens with everyone but that was just my experience.