[Preview] What happens if you overeat on a low-carb diet?

[Preview] What happens if you overeat on a low-carb diet?

July 28, 2019 4 By William Morgan


I wanted to give you guys
a bit more of a background on me.
Some of you might know
my self-experiments,
my overeating tough experiments
where I ate 5000 cal a day.
And I did that
with three different diets.
And basically the idea was, was that I’d eat
double the amount I usually would,
and see what happens
with those three different diets over 21 days,
with a three-month washout period
in between.
The first one was Low-carb Real Food
and I ended up in a 47,000 cal surplus,
which according to the calorie formula
should’ve equaled 6.1 kg.
But in reality, I actually only put on
just over a kilogram,
which is 2.2 pounds,
and actually lost 3 cm from my waist,
which is just over an inch.
And then, experiment two,
after that three-month washout period,
low-fat fake food… you can see that.
Again, I ended up
in a 47,000 cal surplus,
this is after exercise, protein,
fiber, everything like that.
Again should’ve been
6.1 kg of weight gain.
I ended up being 7.1 kg,
which is approximately 16 pounds.
And then, I put on 9.25 cm on my waist,
which is just shy of 4 inches.
And for a guy that’s always been
naturally lean,
yeah, that was interesting.
And then experiment 3
was very low-fat vegan.
So, I ended up
in just shy of 40,000 cal net surplus.
And is quite interesting,
following on from that last talk,
I was actually eating
about 150 g of fiber a day,
so, I was regular.
So, I should’ve gained 5.2 kg,
ended up putting on 4.7 kg,
still an substantial amount,
and putting on 7.75 cm on my waist,
which is approximately 3 inches.
So, this kind of really set me up
in terms of giving me the credentials
to get in touch
with all of these doctors…