Originally Posted by sodomojo
Just a small amount of blueberries as they may help aid in fat loss, according to Team Scivation. I'm following their CUT DIET, but would like to be able to sneak in some cc meal six.
you arent gripping the jist of what he is saying to you.
If you are in keto, that means that you are burning your own fat stores. You no doubt know that.
You may or may not already know the following. If you do, then please just disregard it. I am NOT trying to be a know it all, and i may be wrong in this as well:
If you look at your body, you have 3 (or 4) stages of fuel to use.
1)You have ATP stores (which is like immediate release whenever your muscle needs to come into play, which creatine aids in adding to).
2)next you have blood glucose/insulin, which is what diabetics have problems maintaining, that is the steady drip your body uses in order to function at all times.
3)Your next is glycogen, which is your stores of glucose you have in your muscles if you are eating carbs. The unused blood glucose gets stored here, which is why you feel like you have "carb flu" if you suddenly stop eating carbs.
4)your final stage are fat stores in your fat cells. You make more of these, and never lose then unless they are physically removed by a surgeon via lipo.
That being said, you are eating most of your carbs at the end of the day.
Think of your body constantly burning what little carbs you ingest in order to function.
The body then runs out, and looks to the next source (your glycogen - which you are also depleted), and THEN goes for the fat cells you have. This is where the KETOSIS takes place, the burning of fat in order to fuel your body.
So eat those carbs earlier on in the day, and you will use the carbs you ingest during your day.
Eat them at the end of the night, and your body sits on them in its hibernating state and just stores them. You never really benefit from the energy they give you, and you store them to boot.
Btw... i cant see how you could POSSIBLY worry about those carbs. this is what 99g of blueberries and 16oz (454g) of lowfat cottage cheese looks:
34g carbs is next to nothing. trust me. eat it early in the day and never worry about it. ever.