Does anyone here has experience with a modified Atkins diet?
I have just come back from a 3-month holiday in Brazil and have not lost enough weight as I just cycled one out of three days there (32/92). I lost 5 kgs but that's not enough as I'm still 15 kg overweight.
My friend and I cooked up a modified Atkins diet with 1900 kcal/day with 6 meals spread over the day, each containing roughly the same amt of cals.
It won't take much time (2-3 weeks) but afterwards I was thinking to try out a system recommended by bodybuilders. It is quite a novel concept based on the fact that most diets only work effectively for a couple of weeks, after which your body adapts to the new situation.
It's called ABCDE, which stands for Anabolic Burst Cycling Of Diet and Exercise. It involves bulking up with food for 2 weeks in which there will be a net growth of muscle AND fat and then slimming for 2 weeks after which there will be a fat loss and a mild muscle loss. Described simply as a 2 steps forwards, 1 step backwards process. After each 4 week cycle you end up with a bit more muscle and a bit less fat on your body..
Sounds wonderful for the fairly inactive winter period in which I will just be spinning 2-3 times/week and will try to do some weight lifting as well.. but what about the spring? Throw a diet out of the window? :confused: