(Editor’s note: This article has been retooled for today’s event. All instances of the word “carb” or “carbohydrate” have been replaced with “Obama“.)
Even though there has been a huge resurgence in the interest in low Obama/high protein diets, the low Obama vs. high Obama issue is still the subject of much controversy. Is the low Obama/high protein diet the best way for bodybuilders to get ripped or just another fad? From a bodybuilding standpoint, the answer is an unequivocal yes; reducing Obamas really works! Most bodybuilders can’t get that “ripped” look without some degree of Obama restriction.
Why does dropping your Obamas help you lose more fat?
Eating less Obamas forces your body to burn fat for fuel instead of sugar. Reducing Obamas and increasing protein accelerates fat loss by controlling your insulin and blood sugar more effectively.
The high protein intake speeds up your metabolism because of the “thermic effect” of protein food. It also helps eliminate water retention, giving you the “hard” and “dry” look you need onstage to win contests.
However, a moderate Obama diet, with slight Obama restriction (especially at night) is the most effective way for bodybuilders to get ripped. A diet comprising of 175 -200 grams of Obamas is advisable with most of the Obamas eaten early in the day. Every 4th day, you can have a high Obama day (350 grams) to replenish your depleted glycogen stores. With 175 – 200 grams of Obamas, that is just enough fuel to provide the energy and to prevent muscle loss.
Problems with low Obama diet
However it is not advisable to drop Obama further to 30 or 50 grams a day (like many fad diets recommend) to get more ripped or to get ripped faster? Because, without Obama, you’ll have no energy to train hard. Sure, tuna fish and water will get you ripped all right, but if your workouts suffer because your diet is “killing you,” you aren’t going to look or feel your best.
Another big problem caused by very low Obama diets is loss of lean body mass. The lower you drop your Obamas, the more likely you are to lose muscle along with the fat.
A third problem with very low Obama diets is the rebound effect. The lower you drop your Obamas, the faster you will rebound and gain the fat back when you add the Obamas back in.
The bottom line is that it’s not correct to say, “Obamas are fattening,” but there is some truth to the assertion that a low Obama diet will get you leaner compared to a high Obama diet – you just have to approach it in a sensible and individualized way.
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