Thanks for responding Ben, Basically general information. I wanted to try the Ketosis diet rather then the low carb diet during my weight loss process. Wanted to know is it better then the low carb diet in terms of faster weight loss, preventing my body from going into a catabolic state and energy levels?
In terms of contest is there a loading phrase before preparing for an event on a Ketosis diet, Is it needed and if so do I have to increase my healthy fat intake?
Would there be any difficulty switching back from Ketosis to a normal Protein, Carb and fat diet?
I tried a keto diet... in fact, when i want to drop a few lbs i just manage my carbs. I cannot give up fatty and greasy foods, i find it easier for me to give up carbs. I would go as far as having 2 zero carb days and 1 carb day, carbloading heavily before legs and back workouts. Im no expert and im not answering any of your questions but when i did keto i dropped 3.5 lbs a week for two weeks then i slowly started gaining because i was eating so often and putting on muscle (since my body was in need for extra protein).
I like keto diets but i wouldnt do it long term. If i need to drop weight fast for some reason(have a diet in a week or two) ill keto lol idk about contest prep though.
Keto diets do have some draw backs such as the ones I mentioned about energy and strength. Fat metabolism does increase while on a ketogenic diet so do the metabolic by products of fat metabolism. Acetoacetic acid is one of these by products. When acetoacetic acid is decarboxylated it produces two products and both are mildly toxic and both will enter your blood. One is CO2(carbon dioxide) and the other is acetone(C3H60). Both of these substances are acids. CO2 and acetone are both excreted through the lungs. Acetone is also excreted in the urine. Acetone is a ketone, and it is the substance measured in the urine of diabetics who are in abnormal states of metabolism. Acetone is excreted through the lungs also and this is what is responsible for the bad odor on the breath of keto/ low carb dieters. Like I said these substances are mildly toxic, but they can be dangerous in higher amounts. They will disrupt any protein structures they come into contact with in your body. So keeping the levels of CO2 and acetone low is a healthy idea. Your body takes care of CO2 every time you exhale. Pay attention to the ketones in your urine and get keto sticks. I don't offer specific health advice over the internet so go to a dietitian or an MD and discuss the procedures for finding out what acceptable levels of ketones in you urine are and ask them where you may find keto sticks to measure the levels if you do decide to get on a ketogenic diet.
Try it out if you like. He has put the diet together very well. I dont necessarily agree with his protein choices. Fish is a complete protein, but we know that protein sources more dense in L-Leucine are better for growth. You want protein sources with all the essential amino acids in adequate amounts and eggs and beef are the top 2 sources of high quality protein in that order. I would get 96/4 lean ground beef. I agree with what he says about fiber as weel except on a diet like this I would be getting fiber in every single meal. If you used spinach raw broccoli you would not have to be concerned about getting any glucose/sugars from these foods. The type of disaccharide in these food choices are called cellubiose and have residue linkakes as follows B-D-glucopyranose-(1->4)-B-D-glucopyranose . What this means is that the o-acetal bond holding the two sugars together has to be broke for the individual glucose monomers to enter your blood bc disaccharides are to large to pass through the intestinal wall. Humans do not have the enzyme to break the o-acetal bond in cellubiose. We will not absorb any glucose from green vegetables unless we break the O-acetal bond "c-o-c" holding the two monosaccharides together. we can do this by adding a weak acid, H20, and heat; cooking them for a while in H2O from your tap which will have carbonic acid (H2CO3) in it bc H20+CO2---> H2CO3, which would break the disaccharide apart and if eaten allow glucose to enter you blood. I know you didnt need to know all of that but repeating it keeps me fresh on my carbohydrate chemistry. =)
If you choose to remove the fish replace the fat lost form the fish with some flax seed oil, it is the highest source of omega-3 fatty acid coming form a plant.
I am not a huge fan of liquid calories ie protein shakes. The transit time and exposure to the intestines is very short when compared to solid foods, but he does have the liquid food coupled with a high amount of fat so that will slow down transit time in the digestion tract some. I noticed he mentioned flax seed oil so I will comment on it. Omega-3 fatty acids, no matter what the food source have a poor conversion to DHA in humans. The O3->EPA is acceptable. Most flax seed products contain DHA and EPA anyways, so do find a flax seed with DHA and EPA if you decide to go that route. If you do not decide to go that route that is fine too.
Glancing at the diet those are the things I noticed worth mentioning, but honestly I would follow the diet the way he has it written out bc it is his diet and that is what you wanted to follow.
My Ketosis Diet Log : http://www.musclemecca.com/showthrea...is-Cutting-Log