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Old 08-17-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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Husband wants to low/moderate carb for health aspect, but definitely does not need to lose weight. Should he do an Atkins maintenance type of diet or something else? As far as we know, there are no health issues at this time.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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He would probably enjoy Mark Sisson's Book Primal Blueprint and Jaminet's Perfect Health Diet.

These are all about reducing the toxins in the diet at a moderate carbohydrate level.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:18 PM   #3
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When I get to maintenance, I'll keep my carbs very low, my protein moderate (enough to nourish my LBM), and increase my fat to maintenance caloric levels. That's what Drs. Volek and Phinney recommend for health, to stay in ketosis while not losing any more weight.

I suggest you and he figure out what level of carbs he's comfortable with, figure out his protein needs by his LBM, and then add enough fat to bring his calories to maintenance levels.
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When I get to maintenance, I'll keep my carbs very low, my protein moderate (enough to nourish my LBM), and increase my fat to maintenance caloric levels. That's what Drs. Volek and Phinney recommend for health, to stay in ketosis while not losing any more weight.

I suggest you and he figure out what level of carbs he's comfortable with, figure out his protein needs by his LBM, and then add enough fat to bring his calories to maintenance levels.
This could be a great solution.
It does depend on how much carbs he considers moderate, though. Phinney and Volek's plan tops out at 100 and for some folks that's too much for maintaining--it's very individualized.

What are his goals? Blood lipids? Energy? anti-aging?
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:40 AM   #5
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His goals are to just eat healthier mostly by getting off the processed carbs, and to gain a little weight. He is thin and a smaller frame. He is not looking to become "Buff-N-Stuff"
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