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    What should I look for on labels?

    What do you look for on nutritional facts to find good, heathly foods for a bulk? I know trans fat are bad, but what else? Obviously high protein is a plus. Can you guys help me out?

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    It's good you're asking questions, it shows you're interested in learning. My advice to you is to read the stickies, lots of nutrition information, including a list of "what a body builder eats". Do a bit of searching/research, then post again when you have more specific questions.
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    Nutrition Info is a good place to start. Check the sat and trans fat content. But afterwards shoot a glance at the ingredients - I try to avoid HFCS (high fructose corn syrup), hydrogenated oils, sugar alcohols, sugar (unless listed as one of the last ingredients), and artificial sweetners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosaj
    It's good you're asking questions, it shows you're interested in learning. My advice to you is to read the stickies, lots of nutrition information, including a list of "what a body builder eats". Do a bit of searching/research, then post again when you have more specific questions.
    The "what a bodybuilder eats" thread is simply listing what to eat...not WHY you should eat it. I just don't want to go to my fridge and pick something just because it has a lot of calories. I've been searching the forums and I haven't found anything explaining what to look for in the nutritional facts on labels. "Trans fat bad" is really the only thing explained on here.

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    Salts, sugars, trans fats, and cholesterol should be low I suppose just because alot of companys like to stick a boatload of this crap in to promote taste and shelflife.
    Last edited by Turnip; 08-02-2006 at 08:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wdjuqi
    What should I look for on labels?
    calories
    Last edited by lifter4life; 08-02-2006 at 11:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosaj
    It's good you're asking questions, it shows you're interested in learning. My advice to you is to read the stickies, lots of nutrition information, including a list of "what a body builder eats". Do a bit of searching/research, then post again when you have more specific questions.
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    The stickies have alot of good reading in them, check em out!

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    if people always searched and never asked the same/similar questions this board wouldn't really have a purpose...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turnip
    Salts, sugars, trans fats, and cholesterol should be low I suppose just because alot of companys like to stick a boatload of this crap in to promote taste and shelflife.
    Through the mounds of sarcasm and unfunny jokes, I found my answer. Thank you.

    On a clean bulk, look for the following on the nutritional facts

    low sugar, low salts, no trans fat, and low cholesterol.

    high protein, high calories, and high carbs?
    Last edited by wdjuqi; 08-03-2006 at 08:08 PM.

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    Protein
    Carbohydrate
    -How much of the carbohydrate is sugar

    Fat
    -How much of the fat is saturated

    Sodium



    & Calories, if you don't feel like doing the multiplication yourself.

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