The anabolic diet is a low-carbohydrate diet. The anabolic diet requires specific nutritional proportions: 5% carbohydrates (not exceeding 30g), 35% protein and 60% fat.
The anabolic diet is a diet used to naturally increase the levels of the anabolic hormone. This is meant to increase muscle growth and at the same time speed up the fat-burning process.
More growth hormones, testosterone and insulin lead to the development of more muscles and strength.
The fundamentals of the anabolic diet are supposedly suitable for a normal diet. It is usually promised that the mass of muscles will be easier to maintain than in other diets.
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Anabolic Diet: Evaluation
- The anabolic diet is not recommended for health reasons.
- The anabolic diet strains the kidneys because of the high intake of protein.
- The production of uric acid increases which likewise increases one's chances of developing gout.
- Anabolic steroids effect metabolism, especially protein metabolism. Those who take anabolic steroids strive for this anabolic effect because the effect necessitates a protein build up in the muscles and reduces the amount of adipose tissue (fat storage). Parallel to the intake of anabolic steroids, one has to participate in an intensive work out in order for the steroids to actually have an effect.
- Another aspect to take into consideration is to what extent the nutrition affects the hormone levels.
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