When Avoiding Carbs Is A Good Idea

Gabe Johansson
2 min readJul 30
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While I’m no stranger to a high carbohydrate diet, there is a time and place for skipping carbs in favor of protein and fat.

For example, I recently had a conversation with a new member of my program who was already making some solid progress and dropping weight at a good pace to the tune of 30 pounds this year.

And that was before he got access to all the info I share in my program.

His secret?

Seriously limiting carbs.

Not out of fear, but just because he knew it was a simple and effective way of reducing calorie intake.

And not completely eliminating them either.

He was just more aware of his food choices, which led him to eating better overall and taking control of his fitness journey.

Super cool to see, and I daresay he’ll be unrecognizable by the end of this year if he stays on the plan.

Is this my recommended approach?

No, not really.

I’m a big fan of potatoes and rice and think carbs are a great energy source, especially if you’re lifting weights.

But if you enjoy eating a lower carb diet, it fits your food preferences, and you can see yourself eating that way for a long time…

Then I’m all for it.

At the end of the day, the best diet is the one you like as long as it fits your daily calorie and protein goals.

And this is exactly why I don’t prescribe meal plans or use some kind of cookie-cutter workouts in my programs.

Sure, sometimes it’s good to have a plan to simply follow so you can get the results you want…

But most of the time it’s better to have a bit of flexibility to eat the foods you actually enjoy and still make progress.

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Talk soon,

Gabe Johansson

Man. Husband. Father. Fitness Coach. I went from skinny fat to strong and fit. Now I'm on a mission to help 1000s get in great shape https://GainsWithGabe.com