Quick question about low carb

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    • Quick question about low carb

      Hi all,

      I have just started BT for the third time and I'm going well. I'm on the 2nd week on my Protein Day after having some carbs yesterday.

      I was hoping someone with more experience would let me know if I have to h do the zig zag bit, or can I just stick to low carb days? Will I still loose weight with low carb days or does the zig zag really help with weight loss?

      Thanks for your help!

      Karen :)
    • Re: Quick question about low carb

      Hello Karen

      Are you having problems tolerating the free days? If you are, probably best to just move over to a general low carb plan like Atkins to ensure you're getting everything you need.
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    • Re: Quick question about low carb

      No I'm fine with the carb days. I just No. 1, don't have the desire to eat carbs as I have no more cravings for them and No. 2, if I do have them, I'm worried that I will start craving them and will find it had to have the all day protein day the following day. I have read that it takes 3 days for the carbs to get out of your system. If that's true, then one day of only protein won't fix it.

      Basically I just want to lose weight, and if I can do that on low carbs all the time then great! I just need to know that it will work this way...I'm confused! :confused:

      I personally prefer the BT way not A way...but I haven't looked at Atkins for a while so maybe it's changed.


      Karen :)
    • Re: Quick question about low carb

      I don't follow a set plan. I found things a little shaky at first but your body gets used to it. I pretty much just go off carbs for about a month, then have a few carbs days to let loose. Then back on the wagon. Personally (but we are all different), I recommend going off carbs for at least a week at a time, and when you feel like you can go longer off the carbs go longer. I find having a couple of consecutive carb days once a month helps put my metabolism back up and I swing back into ketosis pretty quick afterwards.

      That said, I've got my own low-carb diet that I do, so I don't know how helpful that is if your on another with particular rules.
    • Re: Quick question about low carb

      Thanks for that info. I think that I'm more than likely to set my own rules up. I'll stay on the low carb and if I so happen to have more carbs on a particular day (in my mind I'm thinking only once a week if that) then I won't beat myself up over it. As long as I can get this weight off I'll be happy! :D