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10-04-2001, 06:07 PM
i'm confused about the whole carb issue. are there good carbs and bad? some that make you fat, some dont? what i could logically deduce as bad ones, ie- candy, pop, etc, i dont have in my diet. the 'not bad' ones though like oatmeal and bread i take in. is this not a good thing, am i going to get fat? my goals right now are just to keep getting rid of fat. i wouldnt say im cutting down or bulking, im just trying to get lean.

10-05-2001, 02:04 AM
cut out all "processed" carbs

the doc
10-05-2001, 06:59 AM
if you think your adding flab then adjust by taking in more protein or fat and dropping carbs..

10-05-2001, 07:32 AM
The issue is in absorbing carbs at a rate that your body can effectively use them as opposed to storing them as fat.

Low GI carbs absorb slower but guess what? If you eat too many, you'll still end up with fat storage.

Similarly, one small candy eaten once a day won't make you fat.

10-05-2001, 09:27 AM
Try not to eat more calories than you burn.Then try to cut all sugars if possible.Then try to limit hi gi foods by replacing them with lower gi ones...

10-06-2001, 06:11 AM
Your body stores Carbs in the form of Glycogen. If these stores are full when you eat carbs you body will put the extra away for use later (fat).

10-06-2001, 06:18 AM
One question here:
Let's say that we have a guy that has full glycogen stores.He wakes up in the morning and he eats a 400cals meal which has 50grams of carbs.Do you think that those calories(from carbs) are going to be stored as fat asap no matter if he has not eaten more calories than his body needs?

10-06-2001, 06:22 AM
Depends on alot of things. His Metabolism, the type of carb ... etc etc.

10-06-2001, 06:26 AM
Let's say that he has a medium metabolism,not too high,not too low and that the carbs were complex with a gi of 50(oatmeal).

10-06-2001, 06:26 AM
black.....like yates said it depends on a lot of factors...but think about how insulin works - it's released when blood sugar levels are high, so that it can move the sugar out of the blood and into storage....if the glycogen levels are maxed, that sugar is going to get stored in fat cells.

10-06-2001, 06:36 AM
I asked that to confirm that there are occasions where even if you consume less calories than your BMR you can add bodyfat.Thanks.

10-06-2001, 06:39 AM
yeah....technically it is possible, because your body is a 24x7 operation, so it isn't gonna fit into anyone's daily schedule..you know what i mean?

i can say ok, i only ate 1600 calories today, so i won't put on fat, but my body is still dealing with the intake/output from yesterday, or the day before....

10-06-2001, 06:46 AM
Right ;)