No one diet fits all, and what works for you may not work for someone else. It all depends on your goal, body type and how well your body handles certain foods.
A good starting point for any goal is the standard 7 day carb cycle which you can see here, although some diets may need to be tailored specifically to suit you.
A low fat diet is an effective nutrition plan for those who are able to stick to stricter diets and have good adherence but should only be used for very short periods of time and not a diet you should repeat frequently. In fact, we advise you NOT to follow this plan.
What goal does it suit?
Ideal for strict transformations, for example competition prep or emergency diets before big events for 1-2 weeks maximum.
What’s the diet style?
The idea behind this method is to eat high protein, low carbs and low fat. It’s a stricter approach, so avoid red meat and eat plenty of fish, white meat, vegetables and salad. It’s highly effective for weight loss and dropping body fat quickly.
Top tips for low fat diets
- This style of diet should only be used short term e.g. 1 week max at a time, or once in 6 months.
- If you’re on a longer term programme, for example 12 weeks, using this method on the very last week usually works well and brings optimum results.
- Protein levels you are consuming should be slightly higher than your recommended amounts, as this will help retain as much muscle as possible while your body is in a deficit.
- If you can’t stick to the 5 day carb cycle plan for at least 3 weeks, this diet should not be used.
- We recommend not to actively use this plan, but wanted to cover it for education purposes and the very low % of people where it would be needed.
For more information on other kinds of nutrition plan, have a look through our Blog section here.
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