Milko Georgiev is the owner of a chain of fitness studios operating under the name of SpiderSport. He is famous for his lean physique built through strict low carb dieting and basic barbell and bodyweight movements. At 6’1″ and 170 lbs @ 4% Milko Georgiev is well within our limits for natural bodybuilders and there’s no doubt that his physique can be achieved naturally.
According to many of Milko’s interviews his level of leanness, 4% body fat, has been achieved thanks to the high fat, low carb diet. He keeps his carb intake as low as possible and preaches the same to his clients. Below is a photo revealing Milko’s tranformation from day 1.
Believe it or not the progress above illustrates the phases an ectomorph natual bodybuilder passes through. Of course, you can get from Point A to Point B much faster but it’s generally how a natural bodybuilder at such low body fat looks like.
Milko Georgiev consumes mostly eggs (raw), meat and all kinds of animal fat. He is also not a big supporter of fruits due to their higher carb content (fructose).
Milko Georgiev’s principles are that your food intake should consist of: 60% fats, 25% protein and 15% carbs. You should also avoid the so-called slow acting carbs such as: rice, potatoes, pasta, oat meal…On the other hand he is not against fast carbs in moderation.
Quote: ‘Fast carbohydrates have simple structure and began to breakdown in the saliva. They quickly enter and exit the blood flow. In large quantities carbs lead to obesity and fatty liver. Consumed in small amounts (up to 15% of daily calories) they lead to taste delight without harm to health.’
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Low carb diets are certainly the way to go for natural bodybuilders. However, low carb diets and no carb diets are two different things. There are not benefits in avoiding carbs completely. If you want to lose some body fat, give the low carb, high fat diet a go.