A question to those who think they know their stuff about weightloss
I'm currently at about 260 pounds (ugh), 6'3", heavy frame (not just flab ;p), male
This is my lil experiment during the summer;
Carbs restricted down to perhaps 20-30g per day
Wake up, eat a couple of boiled eggs (reduces hunger, yay.) with mayonnaise (nomnom)
Eat another egg separately during the day, 3 hours after breakfast, then yet another 3 hours later. (4 daily)
End the day with a protein-rich "dinner" at around 18-19pm, chicken or the like
Complement with one daily vitamin pill (pills has some negative sound to it in these discussions)
40g pure protein shake after a low-intense workout (say 1 - 1,5 hour cycling or a mix of pushups, dumbles, situps... the usual)
I'd estimate daily calorie intake to 1400~ (assuming I have one shake every two days) which is nigh extreme
Been a bit worried if it's pure idiocy for me to follow this due to some metabolic/biologic reason I don't know of. If you've read about low-carb diets you might know of ketosis, when the liver starts to convert fats to glucose for energy as there's no carbs to speak off. (as far as I've read, ketosis also causes the body to conserve established muscle-mass, or so I hope.)
Been wondering if this diet is actually some muscle-tearing stupidity or if it's actually quite effective (fat burning, muscle conserving). I have however seen substantial changes on the scale (been doing this for 5-6 weeks now, -25 pounds and I can't say I've noticed any muscle loss, but it's hard to tell), but I sometimes wonder if I'm completely misinformed and is losing a lot of muscle-mass as well, since my calorie intake is low.
Any wisdom to share?
Ps. the -500kcal/day deficit method is nothing for me, so don't bother ;p