Fitness pros have long hypothesised that strength training plus a low-carb/high-fat diet is a combo made in get-lean heaven.
But for some, going too low on Cs can backfire. If any of these red flags persist for more than two weeks, slowly add the starchy stuff back in (up to 150 total grams daily) to find your sweet spot.
If you feel beat leaving the gym – even after slow-lifting sets – you may need more fuel. About an hour before your sesh, have an apple or banana (both have 25-ish grams).
When your body burns fat for energy, it produces molecules called ketones. You pee them out, along with sodium, which can cause dehydration and headbangers. Sip a little extra water during the day.
Carbs aid in the production of illness-fighting antibodies so if you’re over-skimping, you may get sick more often. Unrefined carbs like sweet potatoes can help keep you healthy and on track.