Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by chizzle, May 31, 2005.
How much should ur daily intake be for...
the average person should consume 1000g of carbs a day.
It doesn't matter how many carbs you get, it matters about calories
carbs are just as important
they do play a little role in protein synthesis, but I don't think many people around here will work very good with zero carbs
i'd say for cutting under 100 as a general rule for most people without going to0 extreme.
bulking just have them pretty high, assuming your getting enough protein.
don't carbs eventually get stored as fat if they are not used?
they are another energy source, just like fats and proteins, it does not make a difference.
So why is there such a negative stigma attached to carbs? Is it b/c of all that carb-free dieting hype?
I'm assuming claims such as carbs being the guilty party in the beer-belly is also false?
because people are easilly persauded by the media
we alsdo heavilly base our diets around the carbohydrate, and thus the atkins low carb type of diets are sucessfull because they eliminate most peoples primary source of energy, and thus create a deficit in callories with the stigma that you can ea anythign you want. when actuallity you are just eliminating the main stay of energy in your diet, and atleast in the begining compensating with proteins and fats minimally.
so why do body builders go on zero carb diets to get zipped up before a show?
to get zipped
well if its the overall calorie level that promotes weight loss, why dont body builders reduce the overall amount of what they eat, not just carbs?
does it have something to do with water retention or something?
ok.....and why do most people say that your diet should be mostly proten, alittle carbs, and smaller fats?
well im pretty sure most people on here say you should shoot for like 50% protein 30% carbs and 20% fats or something like that
ever hear of atkins. low carb, high protein
carbs turn to fat if not converted to energy
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you're gonna argue all day and get no where. If you think it's so damn special. DO IT, but you're just making your life more miserable
protein turns into fat, fat turns into fat. etc. It doesn't matter. That's why when you are losing weight you are eating BELOW MAITENANCE. Is that very hard to understand? A CALORIE is a CALORIE
when cutting i try to have about 30-60 carbs and up the protein. seems to work fine for me
it seems to work because you are cutting back the total calories
as soon as i saw the title of the thread i knew this would turn into an arguement
so why does lyle stress psmf so much? not everyone he has on it is a BB
he doesn't stress it, in fact, he advises against it.
He tells you how to do it correctly because he knows people are going to crash diet regardless.
I see bodybuilders stress the importance of keeping carbs low and replacing those calories with protein, as that helps prevent muscle loss when cutting. Meaning 2000 calories from protein and 1000 from carbs and fat is going to help maintain muscle mass better than 1000 calories from protein and 2000 from carbs and fat.
That is correct, no?