I think you are absolutely insane trying something like Meltdown on a super low carb diet. I did last summer using JB's Massive Eating rules and it got great results. I for one, have no clue how someone can do the 4-6 weeks of Meltdown on an ultra low carb diet. You're going to get chewed up. That lightheadedness you felt after 20 minutes? Not good. That's your body telling you to give it carbs to fuel the workout.
Meltdown is much too metabolically taxing to do it on low carb - if anything it's going to eat up a lot of mass to fuel the workouts.
I think you're better off doing something like CT's Carb Codex - do the carbs on the workout days and do low carb on the off days.
You don't need low carb to get results on Meltdown - that workout will send your metabolism into overdrive.
I agree it is rather tough. I am just following the diet the article recommended. I have done t-dawg before and got great results. We will see if I can hang in for a little while longer great, if not, I will modify.
At this point I think alot of the lightheadedness is due to my lack of descent cardio. If it continues, then I will most likely change something.
Today was a great day! The diet was about the same as day 2 (left overs) I just switced lunch and dinner. It rained here in Houston so my chances to do a hiit running program were thrown off. I think I will be ready for tonights workout.
started my day off with three scrambled eggs w/ cheese and a little ham
Snack protein bar
Lunch Grilled Chicken with Broccoli, and rice I didn't eat much of the rice since I am keeping the carbs low.
Afternoon snack Protein Shake
Dinner Flavored Tuna
I performed workout A of Meltdown for the second time. I wasn't lightheaded this time. I did notice the effects of being on a low carb diet by the end of the second set/beginning of the third set. The last three DL on set three were a real mental struggle.
I let the warrior side of me win the battle, and I squeeked out all of them. I was easily ready for the abs section of meltdown, so I know my vo2 max is coming up a little. I am looking forward to tomorrow's workout.
I upped the carbs a little today due to feeling very lightheaded in the Afternoon, I think the effects of the diet and workout were beginning to take its toll. I upped my carbs to to about 120 today just so I could make it through the workout.
I think I will try to change the diet to do a carb wave type of diet. Three day low, and one day with moderate carb intake to help fight of the mental issues that keto can cause.
Workout B is by far the easiest part of meltdown. I breeze threw it. Which means I really need to up my weights one the lifts.