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Mr. D
04-03-2006, 07:51 PM
Should i consume larger amount of carbs pre workout or post workout? Which is more important?

thanks

seK
04-03-2006, 07:57 PM
Whatever suites you best and fitís into your daily cal's. I enjoy most of mine pre-workout of the energy but some people actually prefer them afterwards.

Built
04-03-2006, 07:58 PM
I do about half and half.

Mr. D
04-03-2006, 08:34 PM
ok it comes down to either 44g pre and 67 post or 60 pre and 51 post.

Which scenario is better?

Built
04-03-2006, 08:37 PM
Try both.

It can depend on the type of carb for me. If it's a slower carb I'll do more before, with a top-up of a faster carb after.

If I do a faster carb before, I may opt for a smaller hit, with a heavier hit of a slower one after.

No science to this - I just go by comfort.

Mr. D
04-03-2006, 08:45 PM
ill try the 44 pre and 67 post since I always seem to find myself ready to devour after a workout. Basically im debating whether to eat that apple before or after the workout.

Mr. D
04-03-2006, 09:02 PM
So ive ditched the apple and decided to go with 1/2 cup canteloupe (7g carb) before and 3/4 cup papaya (10g) afterward. this is the hardest part of carb-controlled diet for me, the fruit intake. As a vegetarian, all our protein sources still have carbs and those add up throughout the day.

ddegroff
04-04-2006, 10:34 AM
i don't look at grams pre vs. grams post. I look at it like i want brown rice/chicken 1.5hr before workout, right before i do whey/creatine/CHO, then post is usually cup of oats and some protein. do what works for you.

Built
04-04-2006, 01:59 PM
i don't look at grams pre vs. grams post. I look at it like i want brown rice/chicken 1.5hr before workout, right before i do whey/creatine/CHO, then post is usually cup of oats and some protein. do what works for you.

That's pretty much how I do it too, ddegroff.

Mr. D, I'd stick with starches for these meals.

ddegroff
04-04-2006, 02:13 PM
^we'll i would hope so, seeing how i got the idea of carb cycling from you!:thumbup:

Built
04-04-2006, 02:19 PM
LOL - I meant on deciding how much and when - I pick what I want to eat and pretty much just let it land where it lands. I'm pretty casual about that part, although as I cut harder into the summer, I tend to save more for "after", when I'm hungriest.

ddegroff
04-04-2006, 02:21 PM
OH, it makes the cut brainless... you have this much food to eat during the day and when its gone its gone

Built
04-04-2006, 02:25 PM
Doesn't it, though? And on a cut, let's face it, I AM brainless. It's good to have one less thing to spend brain power on.

ddegroff
04-04-2006, 08:25 PM
fo sure

JoeyCrack
04-06-2006, 05:17 AM
umm dude.. at the end of the day it really doesn't matter, you're still consuming the same about of carbs (exacly the same) over x amount of hours.

innermusic
04-10-2006, 02:08 PM
As a vegetarian, all our protein sources still have carbs and those add up throughout the day.

What about eggs? What about cheese?

innermusic
04-10-2006, 02:09 PM
As a vegetarian, all our protein sources still have carbs and those add up throughout the day.

What about eggs? What about cheese? Tofu? Tempeh? Boca burgers, veggie hot dogs, wheat gluten...

Mr. D
04-10-2006, 03:02 PM
I dont eat eggs, but even all those you listed have carbs. Cottage cheese per cup has 10g carbs, tofu about 5 g (i use morinu lite), boca burgers have 7g, wheat gluten has pretty high protein/carb ratio but the BV of it is not very high (54 i believe)

innermusic
04-10-2006, 09:18 PM
I dont eat eggs, but even all those you listed have carbs. Cottage cheese per cup has 10g carbs, tofu about 5 g (i use morinu lite), boca burgers have 7g, wheat gluten has pretty high protein/carb ratio but the BV of it is not very high (54 i believe)
Exactly what kind of carb-controlled diet are you on? I've done a cyclical ketogenic diet for up to 6 months at a time, as a vegetarian. I don't know about you, but I can sustain ketosis with a daily net carb count of 40 g.

Here are some protein sources, many of which are low enough in carbs to be useful on a CKD. http://ksteveh.tripod.com/protein.html