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betastas
02-20-2005, 08:29 PM
I've been looking around the forums for a while now, and there isn't really a clear consensus on Bananas while cutting. Should they be avoided? If not, when should you eat them?
I do both lifting and cardio (HIIT on an elliptical) regularly, I'm at the gym everyday (usually about 4/5 pm on weekdays, or noon(cardio) and night(weights) on weekends).

What would you suggest about Bananas? I get most of my carbs through oatmeal, whole wheat pitas and low-carb whole wheat bread.

Thanks!

Shao-LiN
02-20-2005, 08:48 PM
Have at it.

_-_v_-_
02-20-2005, 08:58 PM
Nothing wrong with fruit.

GI is overrated, anyway.

dissipate
02-20-2005, 09:10 PM
if you feel fine eating them, i think it's alright. personally, i'd love to have a banana before every workout but can only eat them on high days because they take up a big portion of the 113g carbs i'm only allowed to have on low days so i'd prefer having oats.

betastas
02-20-2005, 09:28 PM
So when do you eat them? Prior to a workout as opposed to after? Does it matter what the type of workout is?

waynis
02-20-2005, 09:28 PM
a banana should be fine in any diet unless your allergic to them but haven't heard many cases of that. They provide potassium which would be great to take in before cardio.

Shao-LiN
02-20-2005, 09:40 PM
He's worried about the sugar. Eat them whenever you want as long as they fit into your caloric requirements for whatever your goal happens to be.

Manveet
02-20-2005, 10:30 PM
He's worried about the sugar. Eat them whenever you want as long as they fit into your caloric requirements for whatever your goal happens to be.

bingo.

There really is no single food out there that can kill your diet, as long as your keep calories in check.

accuFLEX
02-21-2005, 03:41 AM
What does GI stand for?

betastas
02-21-2005, 05:37 AM
The GI is the Glycemic Index. It's a ratio of foods in relation to eachother of how quickly your insulin will go up. A higher GI typically means a higher insulin response, but mind you these values are obtained in a lab under ideal conditions, such as a 12 hour fast. I think there's more information available if you do a search under these forumes for 'Glycemic Index', or more still if you google for it.

emjlr3
02-21-2005, 10:17 AM
i have a banan after every lift on my clean bulk, and i plan on doing the same when i begin my cut as well, eat em up, naners are the ****

Holto
02-21-2005, 02:45 PM
I lost 83lbs while eating one everyday

myztikal47
02-21-2005, 05:47 PM
sorry this is somewhat OT, but I just have a question about fruit in general, how much are you allowed to have per day and what kinds? Like betastas says, bananas have sugar so we shouldn't eat too many of them correct? What about apples, pears, and oranges? Is it ok to have 3 or 4 fruits throughout the course of the day as snacks or a fruit with meals?

Holto
02-21-2005, 06:17 PM
fruit is a perfect food given to us by nature and untouched by man