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geoffgarcia
10-08-2003, 10:18 AM
Is there any reason to vary high/low GI carbs when cutting vs bulking?

I'm aware that post workout you want to take high gi carbs (dex,malto)

but for ur typical meals...

I have been taking my carbs in the form of mixed veggies and pasta (2-3cups of each per day)
but am wondering if I should switch to a low GI source of carbs
something like oats and sweet potatos ?

What are the lowest GI carb sources?

I'm ignorant on this subject so feel free to be wordy!

bradley
10-08-2003, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by geoffgarcia
Is there any reason to vary high/low GI carbs when cutting vs bulking?

The main reason that you would want to stick with low GI carbs, with the exception of pre/post workout, is appetite control. If you keep blood sugar at a more constant level, using low GI carbs, then you will not experience the large increase and decrease in blood sugar levels, which can lead to increases in hunger.



I have been taking my carbs in the form of mixed veggies and pasta (2-3cups of each per day)
but am wondering if I should switch to a low GI source of carbs
something like oats and sweet potatos ?


I really do not think the GI of foods is that important, since the GI does not take into account the effects of the other macronutrients (assuming you are eating mixed meals). Fat and protein will slow the digestion of carbs, so unless you are eating the carbs by themselves the GI will not be accurate.

If you want to look up the GI index of various foods you can go to the websites below, which both have an extensive listing.

www.glycemicindex.com
www.mendosa.com