Hello, just wondering if anyone's tried this. I started eating low carb a few months ago as I didn't think there was any need for the amount of carbs I was eating. I aimed for under 100g a day, not too low but lower than what I was used to. Then I started aiming lower and I came accross the anabolic diet. (If you're not aware of it, in a sentence it's <25g carbs a day mon-fri, then 60% carbs on weekends).
I didnt go through the phases they talk about like maintenence and cut, I just went straight for it. I've been happy with the resullts, I've put on a noticable amount of muscle and about 6 pounds, I think this is purely to do with the higher protein intake. Although I've gone up in weight, I look just as lean as I was. One thing I find weird is that on Sunday my arms looked way bigger than normal, but im guessing this is to do with the higher carb intake during the weekend so a lot of it would have been water.
I could quite easily do this diet all the time, I used to find training without carbs useless. Got fatigued straight away and just felt tired all the time but now im progressing in weight and I only ever eat carbs at weekends! What I'm wondering is, I'm eating a lot of fat during the week from meat and dairy, although I look healthy from the outside, will this have any bad effect on my health? I find high fat/low carb diets a bit hard to get my head round because I'm doing a degree in nutrition and it's the complete opposite of what they teach us. I'm not taking any omega 3 supplements, but thinking of it to balance out the types of fat I'm eating.
I know a lot of people on this board eat a low carb diet and I'm planning on continuing, just wondering how other people go about this throughout the year.