Are you confused by modern dietary dogma? Does the New Year flurry of resolutions and hype leave you more confused than ever?
What if we told you that you don’t have to give up carbs to lose body fat? What if you could eat bread and still get in the shape of your life?
Or should you answer the call of Keto and drop carbs completely from your life, forsake them and place them in a drawer marked forbidden.
Well, the truth is that whether you eat carbs or not will not determine the success of your diet.
Reasons to opt for more Carbs in your Diet:
1. You enjoy eating Carbs
2. You're Already LeanIn our experience, the leaner you are the better you can tolerate carbohydrates, and the more your body will require carbohydrates if you’re very active
3. You're Very Active
Founder Focus: Josh
I typically train 4-5 times per week with relatively high volume. I’ve been tracking food intake for years and I find it relatively easy to stay in shape and make progress in the gym by eating the NK Balanced meals as part of a diet which includes a lot of carbohydrates.
Reasons to eat Low Carb
1. You do better with Black and White Guidelines
2. You're Sedentary
3. You're Always Hungry
Founder Focus: PeteI’ve had periods of time where I was training 6 times per week with high volume and I’ve consumed around 400 grams of carbs per day with a few reseed days of approximately 800 grams per day and this was whilst dieting. So this is an approach that can definitely work, however, context is important- at the time I was spending 4-5 hours per day on my feet at work training clients as well as the training.
Now that I’m more desk-bound in my working life I prefer the simplicity of the lower carbohydrate approach. Without the boundary imposed by tracking intake, I find myself over consuming hyper-palatable foods when eating ad libitum. Low carb my hunger is non-existent and my body fat stays low with very little mental stress. When I have the opportunity to increase my activity levels I add in some more carbohydrate to fuel recovery. I’m not dogmatic about it.