Today I want to talk with you about something that honestly was mind-boggling when I first came across it. We see all kinds of diets at ImproveDaily.co and there are many of them that have worked for countless readers.
But today, we’re going to be reviewing one that is a little out of the ordinary.
What is High Carb Fat Loss?
In its simplest form, you can get super lean eating mainly pasta, bread, and rice. The good news is that we love ALL of those things.
I mean, just look at this… who doesn’t love pasta?
I want to introduce you to someone who is an Olympic Strength & Conditioning coach in Iceland who stays at around 6% body fat eating a carb based diet. His name is Mark Kislich and he is in his mid-40’s.
Here’s a picture of him from this past Spring.
Here’s the crazy part. He’s been eating a carb-based diet for 5 years. Fats are kept at around 8%.
He gets only about 60-80 grams of protein per day. His strength, muscle mass and testosterone levels are all at high levels, eating a diet that many believe SHOULDN’t work.
What’s inside the Visual Impact High Carb Fat Loss Course?
While I’m not allowed to just give you everything that’s inside of the course, I can give you a basic overview on what’s inside the course.
Here’s a brief look into module 2 (module 1 is the introduction to the course)
|Unit 1||Societies That Have Thrived on High Carb Diets|
|Unit 2||How Carbs Are Used by Your Body|
|Unit 3||Carbs Rarely Get Converted & Stored as Body Fat|
|Unit 4||The Popularity of Low Carb Diets|
|Unit 5||Carbohydrates and Your Metabolism|
|Unit 6||How Much Protein Do We Really Need|
|Unit 7||The Psychology of a Fat Loss Diet|
|Unit 8||Why This Diet Works Incredibly Well for Fat Loss|
|Unit 9||Is a High Carb Diet Healthy?|
How about Module 3, 4 and 5?
What’s inside the rest of the course?
|Module 3||Diet Plan Outline|
|Unit 1||An Introduction to the High Carb Low Fat Plans|
|Unit 2||Rusty’s “Regular Food” HCLF Diet Plan|
|Unit 3||Mark’s Advanced HCLF Diet Plan|
|Module 4||Sample Meals|
|Unit 1||Dinners and Large Meals|
|Unit 2||Small Meals and Snacks|
|Unit 1||Final Thoughts|
One of the most impressive things that I’ve come across from the high card fat loss is the results that people are getting from it.
Societies That Have Thrived on High Carb Diets
One thing that impressed me with this course is the research that went into completing it. They even researched which societies have used the high carb diets and some results based around them.
“The Inuit Indians live on an extremely high fat diet and tend to be healthy… but there are societies who eat exactly the opposite, super low fat and high carb, who thrive and live healthy lives.
- Traditional Okinawans: 6% calories as fat
- Traditional Thai: 9% calories as fat
- Traditional Pima: 8-12% calories as fat
- Highlanders of Papua New Guinea: 3% calories as fat
Okinawa has the highest rate of people living over 100.
Their diet now has slowly crept up to 27% fat and their life expectancy is lower than it once was.
The people over 100 years old were born on or before 1917, and spent much of their lives eating low fat and high carb.
Denise Minger the author of “Death by Food Pyramid” pointed out something that makes a lot of sense to me.
There is something special when you either eat the majority of your diet as fat (over 65%) or very little fat (less than 10%).”
While I could go on and on about the research, I don’t need to because it’s all inside of the course. (Get it here)
Who is the High Carb Fat Loss course for?
This could be for anyone who is sick of the traditional approach to diets and is frustrated with the results that they have had up until this point. It’s also for anyone who really enjoys carbs… which to be honest, is everyone. Carbs are delicious.
If you didn’t know any better, you would think carbs are the top cause of body fat and obesity. Here’s what is funny.
Carbs rarely get stored as body fat (to any significant degree). They can cause the fat you eat to get stored as body fat.
It is the dietary FAT that gets stored as body fat, NOT the carbs.
The term for converting carbs to fat is called De Novo Lipogenesis.
The body doesn’t even like to do this.
Your body typically ramps up your metabolism when you ramp up carb intake to burn off the carb calories.
There’s a study where it took participants 5,000+ calories of carbs each day for days before any significant De Novo Lipogenesis took place.
Glycogen Storage Capacity and De Novo Lipogenesis During Massive Carbohydrate Overfeeding in Man
The participants could hardly do it.
They had to stuff their faces with bagels.
…and every time they increased calories, their metabolism would increase proportionately.
Drastically reducing the fat you eat and replacing those calories with carbs is a simple way to get lean.
Most low-fat diets of the past consider 35% fat as “low fat”.
The magic happens when you reduce fats to 8-10%.
Icelandic Olympic Strength and Conditioning Coach, Mark Kislich, stays ripped year round eating a diet of 8% fat.
He has teamed with Rusty Moore to create a course based on this exact low fat approach.
The course is called, High Carb Fat Loss and it outlines how to get lean quickly eating a diet based on carbs like rice, oatmeal, potatoes, bread etc.
Rusty Moore is a former trainer to runway models.
His “Visual Impact” brand is aimed at people who want to have maximum muscle definition while still being able to fit into stylish clothing.
He took Mark’s fat loss diet blueprint and turned it into an online course.