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Cutting

I have been on the low carb diet for two weeks and I’ve lost 8 pounds so far. What is the normal rate of fat loss on the low carb diet. What are the proper ratios of Protein, Carbohydrates and Fat? Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.

It’s tough to say how you’re doing without more info because low carb diets usually bring on a significant drop in water weight initially. As far as ideal fat loss rate, 2 lbs. per week is usually considered the most you can lose without compromising muscle loss. However, this does not apply when using androgens (as Cy Wilson’s “Steroid Dieting” clearly shows).