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Indigo+Plazma on a Low-Carb Diet

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?

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.

[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

Awesome. Leep us posted!

“Biotest Carbs.” We like that.

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