This article was written by James Cooper. James is a 3rd-degree black belt under the legendary Roger Gracie. James was promoted to black belt at just 23 years of age and, at that time, was the youngest ever black belt in the UK. James is also a qualified Clinical Nutritionist who graduated from King’s College London and runs the renowned BTX London Gym in Hampstead.
Eating Low carb will not make you burn more fat well, actually, it does, but it doesn’t matter when it comes to getting lean!
As you probably know.
When you eat high-carb diets it produces more insulin which inhibits fat burning, so how can you lose fat on a high carb diet?
Fat gain or fat loss is based on fat balance
Fat balance = fat stored – fat burned
Which is what matters when trying to get lean.
On a high-carb/low-fat diet you burn less fat, but you also store less fat.
On a high-fat/low-carb diet, you burn more fat, but you also store more fat.
So in terms of fat balance, i.e. fat stored against fat burned, both diets are the same.
What makes a difference to losing body fat is calories in vs calories out i.e. energy balance.
The best diet for you is the one that suits your lifestyle and the one you can stay in a calorie deficit with the most ease.
I’ve seen again and again people say low-carb diets are the best for them.
I ask why are you fat again?
If you can’t keep the weight off and stay in shape.
The diet has not worked!
In conclusion, the idea that eating a low-carb diet leads to a significant increase in fat burning may hold some truth.
But it ultimately becomes insignificant when it comes to achieving and sustaining a lean physique.