[quote]Originally posted by dchan:
|All medical and controlled studies show no difference for weight loss. Carb or no carb diets all cause a weight loss. It's just a matter of adjusting how many calories you are getting. no carbs, high fat just means less weight but higher incidents of heart disease and stroke.
But why let facts and medical science get in the way!
That there is equal weight loss is true, but the low carb diets show higher % fat loss.
Strokes and heart disease are not attributed to a properly implemented low carb diet. No one should think that removing carbs alone is the right way to do it -- you need to add back lost electrolytes.
Before you think I am a proponent, I am not....
The main problem with low carb is dehydration. This causes the cartilege and the disks in your spine to shrink, becoming less resilient. It's easier to tear cartilege and cause other serious injury.
Additionally all diets increase risk of injuries like strains and sprains due to lack of sufficient nutrients ( especially protein) to repair what is normally minor damage. So, don't train at 100% capacity when dieting. Take it easy, and make sure you get enough protein.
There's no way to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time anyway.