The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Senior Member betastas's Avatar
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    Bananas and Cutting

    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!

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    Have at it.
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    Nothing wrong with fruit.

    GI is overrated, anyway.
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    Cannot bear very much reality/
    Time past and time future/
    What might have been and what has been / Point to one end, which is always present."

    -T.S. Eliot. "Four Quartets."

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    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.

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    Senior Member betastas's Avatar
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    So when do you eat them? Prior to a workout as opposed to after? Does it matter what the type of workout is?

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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shao-LiN
    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.
    "It is often said, mainly by the "no-contests", that although there is no positive evidence for the existence of God, nor is there evidence against his existence. So it is best to keep an open mind and be agnostic. At first sight that seems an unassailable position, at least in the weak sense of Pascal's wager. But on second thought it seems a cop-out, because the same could be said of Father Christmas and tooth fairies. There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?"

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    "Out of all of the sects in the world, we notice an uncanny coincidence: the overwhelming majority just happen to choose the one that their parents belong to. Not the sect that has the best evidence in its favour, the best miracles, the best moral code, the best cathedral, the best stained glass, the best music: when it comes to choosing from the smorgasbord of available religions, their potential virtues seem to count for nothing, compared to the matter of heredity. This is an unmistakable fact; nobody could seriously deny it. Yet people with full knowledge of the arbitrary nature of this heredity, somehow manage to go on believing in their religion, often with such fanaticism that they are prepared to murder people who follow a different one."


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    What does GI stand for?

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    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.

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    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 ****
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    I lost 83lbs while eating one everyday

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    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?

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    fruit is a perfect food given to us by nature and untouched by man

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