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High Fat, High Protein and Low Carb Lifestyle

Published:24 Mar, 2017     By: Megha Rawat     3 min read

Studies show that when athletes eat a higher saturated fat diet, they exhibit higher testosterone levels. This is because when you do away with carbs, your body is forced to use dietary fat as pure energy, which means the fat you consume gets burned away and you get lean.


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High fat, high protein and low carb lifestyle means you eat fewer carbohydrates and higher proportion of fat to minimize your intake of sugar and starches. This means you can enjoy other delicious foods until you are satisfied and still get shredded.

Here is a basic diet plan you need to keep in mind while following a high fat, high protein and low carb lifestyle.

Things you can eat

Meat, fish, eggs, poultry, vegetables, lentils, nuts, seeds, high fat dairy, healthy oils, fruits

Things you should avoid

Sugar and starchy foods such as bread, pasta, rice and potatoes

Your calorie intake while on high fat, high protein and low carb diet

While on high fat, high protein and low carb lifestyle, you should aim your calorie intake to 14-to-15 calories for every pound of your bodyweight. This means a 180 pound guy would need around 2,500-2,700 calories. Your protein intake should also be high.

You should aim at 1.5 grams of protein per pound of your body weight per day. For example a 180 pound guy will need just more than 270 grams of protein.

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Delicious side of high fat, high protein and low carb diet

Some of the interesting high fat, high protein and low carb lifestyle includes bacon, buffalo wings, ribs, fatty cuts of beef, poultry and pork. You don't have to be worried about saturated fat as long as you are not mixing high fat with high carbs.

Higher saturated fat leads to high testosterone level

Higher saturated fat leads to higher testosterone levels

Research studies have shown that when athletes eat a higher saturated fat diet, they exhibit higher testosterone levels. This is because when you do away with carbs, your body is forced to use dietary fat as pure energy, which means the fat you consume gets burned away and you get lean.

However once in a week you should switch back to high carb diet to help your body maintain leptin levels. It is very important to make sure your metabolism stays high while appetite low.

    Crabs are important for healthy metabolism

    Crabs are very important in ensuring your metabolism stays in check and so if you stay on low carbs for too long, it may cause your leptin levels and metabolism to nose dive. But make sure the day of the week you have decided to go on a high carb diet, you should significantly cut down your fat intake.

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    Conclusion

    When you are following a high fat, high protein and low carb lifestyle, you don't have to starve yourself to maintain your best shape. You can eat as much as you want till you are full. You also don't have to bother yourself with counting calories or food or weight.



      Important Note: Medical and health related information given in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. This article is intended for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.



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