Welcome to diet-gym.com! My name is Darren Megalo and I’ve been seriously involved in nutrition and fitness for the past four years. Growing up, I was always the tall, super skinny kid with absolutely no muscle and an awful physique. When I got to college and realized I weighed only 145 pounds at 6’2”, I decided it was time to finally make a change and gain some weight. However, at the time, I didn’t really know what I was doing and managed to get up to 190 pounds (after gaining the standard Freshman 15 of pure fat). I had certainly gained weight, but now I looked chubby without nearly as much muscle as I had been hoping to put on.
At the time, I was pursuing a degree in Engineering Science, which I completed in 2011. So, after failing to obtain the results I wanted, I just began to apply an engineering mindset to the problem. I read and studied everything I could about fitness, nutrition, and body chemistry searching for the most optimal and efficient way to both put on muscle and lose bodyfat. I proceeded to go through several cycles of “massbuilding” and “cutting” in an attempt to improve my overall physique. Every time I was attempting to lose weight I would try a different diet, but I kept consistently running into the same problem. I would lose weight, but it was a significant amount of muscle and very little bodyfat! Finally, I learned about the science of a ketogenic diet and began applying a cyclical ketogenic diet on my cutting cycles.
After just a few weeks, I realized this was by far the most effective diet I had ever tried. I was consistently dropping dropping bodyfat without losing any muscle or strength, which is not easy to do with my genetics. Therefore, I wanted to start this site to share my experiences with the best diet I have ever tried and to help other people achieve their weight and fat loss goals.
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Who This Site Is For
This site will greatly benefit anyone who is interested in losing weight, but the beauty of a ketogenic diet is that it optimizes fat loss without compromising muscle tone. For this reason, the principles of a keto diet can be ideally applied for two groups of people:
This diet stands out among the multitude of available dieting options for the overweight today for a couple of reasons. First, even if your goal is simply weight loss, it makes sense to try to lose only bodyfat and preserve or even add muscle in order to improve overall body composition. Second, a ketogenic diet acts as a natural appetite suppressant, which makes it significantly easier to stick to. With many other diets, I found myself plagued by constant hunger pangs throughout the day. This simply does not occur on a ketogenic diet.
Athletes and Bodybuilders
For those of you who have already developed significant muscle mass and would like to preserve this while simultaneously dropping bodyfat, a ketogenic diet is lightyears ahead of any other method. Athletes who need to maintain strength or performance on the diet should apply either a cyclical ketogenic diet or a targeted ketogenic diet. This type of diet has been used for years by elite bodybuilders and is truly one of the only ways to preserve size while attaining very low body fat percentages.
Who This Site Is Not For
If you are attempting to bulk, gain weight, or add significant muscle size, a ketogenic diet is not right for you. Although it is possible to add muscle and weight with a keto diet, this is far from optimal and you should instead follow a massbuilding program.