Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by fondy, Mar 5, 2007.
iv'e heard this in the past but i didnt know if it was just bullshit or what.
depends on your system. I turn into santa if i eat oats.
Depends on your carb tolerance. I have a low carb tolerence so I keep it at around 150g and Im clean bulking right now. If I was cutting I would most likely be under 100g. Carbs also make me retain water too.
i eat my carbs in the morning, A: i workout in the morning B: i can digest them before sleeping. After breakfast my diet is almost all beef or chicken, breakfast i'll have some toast or cereal or a bagel for carbs (with my eggs/bacon/steak)
I've read the best times are early morning and immediately post workout because of blood sugar needs and insulin levels and whatnot. It makes sence on paper but I'm not sure how concrete that thinking is.
i usually get my carbs right around my workout time (the majority of them, anyway)... immediately after usually
it's hard to eliminate all of the carbs from the other stuff that you eat throughout the day, but i try to make sure that about 70% of my carbs come right after my workout
For me its mostly breakfast and pwo as well.
the yogurts i eat have 45g of carbs
cutting carbs is for females...
i have them in the morning, afternoon, and night...
No, ELIMINATING carbs is not a good idea (reducing them is a good idea) if your cutting, you're going to be in quite caloric deficiency and you need those carbs especially post-workout.
When I cut all my carbs come from breakfast and post-workout to best offset muscle loss.
i rarely ever have any appetite in the morning... my breakfast is a shake...
1 scoop max milk
1 scoop whey
3 tsp. benefiber (i guess the carbs are right there)
eat carbs, but make sure you do your cardio
I have cereal, a protein shake, some coffee and an apple.
yeah, i have ZERO appetite when i wake up in the morning
unless i'm going on a bike ride, this holds me over until post-workout
when i cut i tried doing carb cutoffs, and i think that worked pretty well. i stopped consuming carbs after my pwo shake. which is usually about 4-6hrs before i go to bed. i also tried the cut diet, which worked pretty well too. Kind of like carb cycling virtually no carbs for about 3 days then 1 carb up meal
So you lo carb guys have zero sugars in your diets from shit like sauces and fruit and all that other non pasta/bread/complex carb?
i had alittle bit. If i cut out all sugar i feel hypoglycemic
no... i still eat fruit and i still eat bbq sauce and the such...
Don't those count as carbs as well?
(I really don't know)
i eat a yogurt + banana + my shake.
I eat faster when i'm running late.
That's generally the ideology I follow as well.
Agreed..unless you're low-carbing..
I think its also very important to have carbs before your workout to increase your glycogen level. When you start working out, it is this glycogen that acts as fuel for your body, which will also ensure that you use all the carbs that you had eaten and not store them as fat. If you are carb deprived at the gym, you will feel very weak and lethargic. Its good to have starchy carbs as your pre-workout meal (1hr before workout) b/c these digest quickly and are also dense in calories which will make sure that you don't go to the gym with a full stomach.
And, as for the post workout meal, its best to have simple carbs (dextrose, fruits etc.) with your protein shake since these carbs are the quickest in raising the blood sugar levels and causing an insulin spike for the protein to be fed to your muslces.
And generally speaking, I don't know why ppl cut out carbs so much. Fibrous carbs are so beneficial in controlling your insulin levels to keep a fast metabolism and to also have a timed release of your protein from your meals.
yeah, they count as carbs (mostly sugars)
my point is that even tho i'm low-carbing, i still eat some sugars... just sparingly...
You seem intelligent. You should know that dextrose is a fad, just taking any kind of carb with fewer fructose if possible is fine.