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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Cutting..... and Hungry dav619's Avatar
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    Chewing Gum

    Hi Guys,

    So i've just started a PMSF diet for the last few pounds of fat before my holiday. Obviously my breath has started to smell like a dogs arse because of the ketones in my breath.

    Can someone tell me if chewing gum will be like eating a shed load of carbs? I looked at the nutritional info and it said per 100g the was 61g of carbs. Would this only be if I swallowed the gum or would I still digest the carbs from chewing it?

    Thanks for any help,
    Dave

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    Senior Member TheGimp's Avatar
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    Bear in mind that 100g of gum is a lot of gum. How many sticks/pieces/packs were you planning on eating a day? And yes you'll still be ingesting those carbs by chewing the gum.

    Stick to sugarfree, although this will have sugar alcohols in it, it will still be less carbs per stick/piece of gum.

    If at all practical try brushing your teeth frequently instead. This may also help put you off eating if you are struggling with hunger management.

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    Big, Strong, Fast Machine MJS's Avatar
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    A stick of gum has 5 calories. I do not think you have anything to worry about. At all. Sometimes people get a bit too crazy...
    "it's you against you, it's the paradox that drives us all"

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    Cutting..... and Hungry dav619's Avatar
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    Thanks for the replies,

    Its not the calories I was worried about, it was the amount of carbs i'm digesting. I'm tracking all my carbs but i don't want these little bad boys sneaking in unnoticed thats all.

    Cheers,
    Dave

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    Big, Strong, Fast Machine MJS's Avatar
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    you will be fine with gum.
    "it's you against you, it's the paradox that drives us all"

    6'1", 206, 11.5%
    Bench: 285
    Squat: 275
    DeadLift: 335
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    Total: 895 and moving up.

    Check my progress and read more in My Journal.

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    Get altoids.

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