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Indigo+Plazma on a Low-Carb Diet


#1

Background: My wife will be starting a ketogenic diet in a few weeks, and I will do it as well to support her. I currently use Plazma, Indigo-3G, and MAG-10 periworkout.

Question: Would continuing with Indigo/Plazma be worthwhile during the low-carb diet, or would I be better served by just sticking with the keto diet?


#2

That somewhat depends on your view of keto diets. Many now say that going keto is not necessary for fast fat loss. And with <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/indigo-3g"target=“new”>Indigo-3G, a nutrient partitioning agent, you have to give the body something to repartition - i.e. good carbs. Most notice faster fat loss and, more importantly, long-term fat loss, when using Indigo-3G and getting adequate carbs from good sources – dedicated workout drinks, rice, potato etc.

Then there’s the issue of carb type. The carbs in Plazma are thermic in nature, and practically can’t even be counted towards a daily carb count because the body doesn’t treat them like standard carbs or sugars. “A carb is not a carb,” as Dr. Berardi would day.

So, a better option for her, one that would satisfy her desire to lower carbs and give her better long-term results, would be to keep carbs on the lower side for all her solid food intake, then use <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/plazma"target=“new”>Plazma (just the pre-load and maybe one intra-workout serving is all she’d need) on weight-training days with Indigo-3G taken 30 minutes or so beforehand. This is of course assuming that she’s weight training as part of her plan.


#3

[quote]Chris Shugart wrote:
That somewhat depends on your view of keto diets. Many now say that going keto is not necessary for fast fat loss. And with <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/store/products/indigo-3g"target=“new”>Indigo-3G, a nutrient partitioning agent, you have to give the body something to repartition - i.e. good carbs. Most notice faster fat loss and, more importantly, long-term fat loss, when using Indigo-3G and getting adequate carbs from good sources – dedicated workout drinks, rice, potato etc.

Then there’s the issue of carb type. The carbs in Plazma are thermic in nature, and practically can’t even be counted towards a daily carb count because the body doesn’t treat them like standard carbs or sugars. “A carb is not a carb,” as Dr. Berardi would day.

So, a better option for her, one that would satisfy her desire to lower carbs and give her better long-term results, would be to keep carbs on the lower side for all her solid food intake, then use <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/store/products/plazma"target=“new”>Plazma (just the pre-load and maybe one intra-workout serving is all she’d need) on weight-training days with Indigo-3G taken 30 minutes or so beforehand. This is of course assuming that she’s weight training as part of her plan.

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Hi Chris
Thanks for mentioning this - that is exactly what I started to do a few days ago.
I know whole food clean carbs are healthy but I use them as an excuse to pile on more calories (frying, cheese, sour cream, etc…)

If I keep all my carbs to BC (Biotest Carbs)
Then I know I’m getting 125 to 150grams - and there is now way to pan sauté Plazma as far as I can tell

I have some Micro PA coming in today
Looking forward to trying that out as well


#4

Awesome. Leep us posted!

“Biotest Carbs.” We like that.