First post on here so be kind...!!!
I'm a 29yo male who suffers from an inherit metabolic condition called Phenylketonuria (PKU) which means that my liver lacks sufficient activity in the enzyme which breaks down the essential amino acid phenylalanine.
This means that I am on a medically monitored low protein diet to control my protein intake - as essential amino acids can't be separated when eating food I have to limit all protein rich food in my diet.
As a result of this my diet is dominated by carbs. I am limited to 20 grammes of protein per day from natural foodstuffs. To supplement this and provide me with sufficient vitamins and minerals which I would be lacking I take a supplement which also provides me with dosages of the remaining proteins which my liver can tolerate.
So in total, per day I would consume about 20g of natural protein plus 100g of protein supplements (protein minus the amino acid phenylalanine). This give me a total daily protein intake of around 120g - I am 5 foot six and weigh roughly 130lbs.
However, I would like to balance my diet to reduce my carb intake - after reading the article on here with Dr Jeff Volek entitled: The New Low-Carb Guru An interview with Dr. Jeff Volek.
I believe a low carb diet would be of benefit to me, but as I am on a low protein diet I am stumped as to how I will achieve this goal.
I would like to get my carb intake down to about 35% - 40% of my daily intake can anyone on here offer me some advice and hints as to how I can do this?