Active Low Carber
Some are curious about how a low carb diet works for an active low carber. Being an active low carber myself, I can tell you that a low carb diet is very doable. Especially once you learn how to start a low carb diet plan for an active person.
Today, most people are more sedentary. However, if you are an active person that wants to learn how to start a low carb diet, you are in the right place. I enjoy long walks and the occasional trail hike to really push my endurance.
My level of activity can sometimes vary greatly from one month to the next. In spite of this, I am able to adapt and stay on a low carb diet plan quite well.
At times, I spend hours on the road having to stop and do physical labor outside in the heat of the day. Therefore, I am not only using more energy than the average person, I am also building muscle and losing electrolytes.
An experienced low carb diet eater can guess that I am eating just about every hour or so during these highly active periods. In addition, I have to stay well-hydrated to replenish lost electrolytes. Therefore, I eat small low carb snacks throughout the working part of my day to stay energized. In addition, I drink healthy low carb drinks to help replenish fluids and electrolytes.
The key to being an active low carber is planning ahead. I keep plenty of low carb snacks with me at all times. I typically opt for a low carb high fat diet plan when I am most active. However, you will have to see which low carb diet plan works best for your level of activity.
For me, being an active low carber was about learning the health benefits of being on a low carb diet and then learning how to maintain my ideal weight. When I first learned how to diet about 15 years ago, I went from a size 16 to a size 4. However, I prefer to stay a size 6.
Since I am on a low carb diet for the health benefits, I endeavor to follow a strict low carb diet plan. Therefore, weight loss is not an issue — keeping weight on is more of a challenge when I am active. Therefore, I follow a low carb high fat diet plan. If I notice that my clothes are getting a bit more snug, I incorporate some low carb low fat snacks into my meal plan.
As an active low carber, this is my latest “meal plan” (snack plan).
4:30 a.m. – Coffee with unsweetened almond milk and sugar-free creamer.
5:30 a.m. – Pork Skins (In preparation for the sweat and water loss.)
6:15 a.m. – Whey Protein Powder Shake
8:00 a.m. – Low carb energy drink packet with a bottle of water to start hydrating for the day ahead.
9:00 a.m. – Almonds, Pecans, Pistachios, or Cashews (Sampler Pack). (I also enjoy eating Peanuts. However, they are high in niacin, a B vitamin that dilates the veins allowing for an increase in blood flow. In the heat, eating peanuts make me perspire heavily. So, I enjoy these in the A/C.)
10:00 a.m. – Hydrating and fueling up on either a cheese stick and a small package of deli meat or a cheese stick and a boiled egg white.
11:15 a.m. – Usually just hydrating at this point to wind down the active part of my day. If it has been a really strenuous day I eat a low carb Greek yogurt.
1:00 p.m. – Hydrate during the drive home.
6:00 p.m. – Whatever low carb recipe I feel like eating for dinner.
9:00 p.m. – Typically a high fat snack like nuts.
Keep in mind that I have been following a low carb diet plan for many years. Therefore, I am already at my ideal weight. You can read more about my height and weight information to compare.
This meal plan simply gives you an idea of how an active low carber eats. It allows you to see that you can be active and stay on a low carb diet. In fact, you can easily build muscle on a low carb high protein diet.
This concludes the discussion for being an active low carber. Are you already a low carb dieter? Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about being an active low carber.