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Transitioning to maintenance- do I need to reduce fat as I increase carbs?

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MissWitch Sun 04-Jun-17 11:04:18

I did post a similar question but it was worded in a bit of a garbled way so I'm trying again. Basically, I want to transition to a maintenance plan so that I'm not constantly in ketosis and am able to enjoy more of a balanced diet- occasional brown rice/bread and fruit etc. I have increased my carbs to around 80g daily but do i need to reduce my fat or should I continue with cream in coffee, and unlimited butter, oils, fatty meat etc?

I did put on around 3lbs in as many days since increasing my carbs so thinking I may have to reduce my carbs slightly- or is this just a side effect of regaining water weight? I'm still exercising regularly and my calories are 1400ish daily.

littlebillie Tue 13-Jun-17 07:14:15

Place marking 😃

PhyllisWig Sat 11-Nov-17 09:19:30

My understanding is yes. I finished the blood sugar diet in August at target and upped the carbs and lowered the fat. I put on 3lbs immediately but expected that as it’s glycogen replenishing.

I then stayed within my half stone range I set myself as long as I kept an eye on things which means 2 lowish carb meals and a ‘good’ carb with dinner with more relaxed weekends.

A few birthdays and a bit of stress eating means things have crept up a bit so back on the proper low carb at the moment.

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