Scott, I have been using a keto nutrition approach since the start of February and I am no longer losing any body fat. Do I need some carbohydrate to burn fat? If so, how do I implement the carbohydrates without gaining body fat? I am very sensitive to carbohydrates in general. ~ Tammy
The right sources, combinations, timing and amounts of carbohydrates form very powerful fat burning tools especially for those who have been using a zero or low carb plan for a period of time. Consuming the same ratios of dietary fat, protein and carbohydrates for longer than a few weeks and fat burning will stall out. The Day 22 Carb Load following the low carb 21 Day Fat Cell Cleanse Nutrition Plan is a perfect example of using carbohydrates to drive rapid rates of fat burning.
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The Right Carb Sources
Common sense would tell us that refined foods such as pancakes and waffles do not support body fat loss goals as they contain ingredients the body cannot properly digest. Focus on naturally existing carb sources and take note of how you feel consuming certain foods to identify which choices may lead to bloating, low energy and water retention. Noticing a poor response to certain fruits for example should lead you to eliminate those items for a few months. You mentioned being sensitive to carbohydrates in general, which is important to know. You can zero in more specifically on what to eliminate so that you can enjoy the carbohydrates that do create a favorable response.
Timing is Everything
Focusing carbohydrate intake during the meal following weight training is ideal. Weight training creates specific metabolic and hormonal conditions that make carbohydrate consumption well received from several fat burning perspectives. More space is created for new carbohydrate consumption as weight training burns up stored carbohydrates within muscles during exercise known as glycogen.
How Often to Carb Load?
The frequency of use for carb loading strategies depends on many individual attributes such as body weight, exercise frequency, stress levels, fasting protocols and more. At a minimum I suggest clients wanting to maximize rates of fat burning use Carb Loading Strategies at least once every three weeks. A Carb Load does not have to be very large to be effective which does make those using a keto plan more comfortable with the protocols.
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