I tried the 4-Hour Body Slow-Carb Diet for 25 Days. Despite losing lots of body fat, I stayed surprisingly strong at the gym. For any other information, you have to watch the video ;)
First things first. Credit goes to Tim Ferriss and his book "The 4-Hour Body": https://amzn.to/2Pf8AdW
► In another experiment, I used his bulking plan and gained 16 pounds in 4 Weeks with 4hrs TOTAL gym time: https://youtu.be/sW6wQqUbyL4
Tim recommends some additional supplements:
- Alpha Lipoic Acid: https://amzn.to/3haYRme
- Policosanol: https://amzn.to/3cJIOZ1
- Green Tea Extract: https://amzn.to/2XGEplf
- Garlic Extract: https://amzn.to/2zcsvWO
However, I only took creatine throughout my diet. So, it works without supplements.
My creatine: https://amzn.to/3cGrzrB
About the science behind Slow-Carb:
"A calorie is a calorie" only really works if we would be machines but unfortunately, we are not (yet) and are controlled by our hormones.
Simple carbohydrates are digested rapidly and spike blood glucose and insulin levels. Insulin is our major fat-storage hormone. It induces de novo lipogenesis (new fat formation) and stops lipolysis (the breakdown of fat) [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3753874/]
Another problem we face with high-carb diets is that once the blood sugar drops, you will become hungry again.
Did you ever eat a bowl of pasta and you were hungry again in 1 hour? Welcome to the club. Studies found that low-carb diets are more effective in suppressing appetite. [https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25402637/]
The last aspect we should talk about is our metabolism. During a diet, the metabolism slows down. However, recent studies found that low-carb diets prevent a slow-down of metabolism. [https://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k4583]
Generally, studies show that low-carb diets are superior for weight loss compared to high-carb diets. [https://www.optimizewithscience.com/blog/low-carb-diets-most-successful-for-weight-loss-multiple-studies-find]
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