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Dr. Jim Stoppani on Why Carb Cycling Is Better Than Keto for Sustained Fat Loss

Dr. Jim Stoppani on Why Carb Cycling Is Better Than Keto for Sustained Fat Loss

Match 14, 2022, marked the release date for the fourth episode of Generation Iron and BarBend ‘s interview series with author, exercise physiologist, and creator…

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Match 14, 2022, marked the release date for the fourth episode of Generation Iron and BarBend ‘s interview series with author, exercise physiologist, and creator of JYM Supplement Science Dr. Jim Stoppani. In the first episode , Dr. Stoppani walked interviewer Vlad Yudin through contralateral training and pre-exhaust training . In the second episode , Dr. Stoppani explained the differences between casein and whey protein and the benefits of intermittent fasting . In the third episode , Dr. Stoppani advocated for a lifestyle of moderation when it comes to coffee , caffeine , and alcohol .

In episode four, Dr. Stoppani was questioned about the pros and cons of a keto diet and what carb cycling is. Check out episode four below, courtesy of Generation Iron ‘s YouTube channel: [Related: So…Do Greens Powders Actually Work? Here’s What the Science Says] Keto Diet — Good or Bad?

Yudin asked Dr. Stoppani about keto in the context of building muscle . For reference, a ketogenic (aka keto) diet is very low in carbohydrates and very high in fats and “has proven to be very effective for rapid weight loss,” according to StatPearls . ( 1 )

Dr. Stoppani recognizes the value that keto diets can have for short-term fat loss — calling it “great for losing a ton of weight in six weeks” — but conversely understands that it is not practical for sustained weight loss over time: I don’t recommend [keto] as a diet go-to. The last thing you want to do […]

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