Hey guys i have a few questions. I been doing a low carb diet and went from 187-180 in a little over a week. since this post is very long, if you dont have the desire to read through it, i would appreciate if you guys could atleast go over the bolded areas.
- How long does it take to get into ketosis for someone who does light cardio multiple times a week and heavy weight training?
-Since you can remain in ketosis aslong as glycogen is depleted in the liver, can you have carbs in a pre workout meal since your going to rely on glycogen for heavy intense lifting there for depleting the glycogen before it settles into the rest of your body? If so, would it be better to take complex carbohydrates as a pre-workout in keto or simple carbohydrates since they metabolize faster and i would have the ability to use them immediately and burn through them during my workout, and what would u guys reccomend as the best pre-workout meal while in a keto diet?
-How often should one have a carb-up?
Last week i did a hard zero to low carb diet trying to get into keto starting on monday all the way into saturday. although i may have gotten set back since i may have eaten too many carbs on tuesday which may have set me back and i may only have been in keto for a couple of days. Yesterday i had a high carb day in which i ate a lot of prunes, oatmeal, fiber supplement, and a bit of melon including carbs from cottage cheese and other sources of protein. At night i had pizza and beer as a massive cheat meal since i had been really strict all week and really starting to flatten out.
What do u guys think about this? i am confident that i ate really well all week except maybe i had too much glycogen in my system from tuesday (carb intake may have been around 50 grams give or take). I am a big time cheater and like to party so giving up partying on Friday and Saturday made me feel somewhat accomplished but i needed a high carb day on sunday. I mostly ate a lot of fibrous carbs because i had been constipated for a while. I know pizza was a terrible choice but i do not regret my decision because i had not had pizza in a while and i wont be eating it again for a while.
Im planning on doing a extremely low carbohydrate week again this week from monday to friday, having carbs (much less then and much better quality sources then on this past sunday) on saturday and cutting carbs again on sunday. My main concern is wondering if i could treat myself to some carbs pre-workout just to aid my workout and try to avoid a catabolic state as much as possible. I had never been this consistent in a diet, its only been a week but i plan on going hard for a month and go down to around 170 depleted and bulk back up to 190 leaner then ever. The only thing that keeps me going is my desire to begin a bulking phase which i have been wanting to do now for a very long time but been avoiding due to my high ammount of body fat.
Thanks in advance for the help
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