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post #121 of 47774
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Originally Posted by Invicta View Post

Every time I tell people that ^^^ they simply tell me that as long as you burn off the excess you'll be ok...
post #122 of 47774
Carbs/fat doesn't matter a whole lot unless prepping for a competition or something. The problem is many people have too little activity for their intake and/or their 'typical' day means 4/7 days/week they eat like that and the other three are garbage.

For the average population, protein doesn't matter as much as people think it does (everyone out of shape falls into that category). Many people end up replacing Kit-Kats with fish and thinking it was the protein that made the difference.
post #123 of 47774
Hm. I would definitely consider myself average and I'm not training for competition or even lifting weights right now--just running and working out at a boxing gym. That said, I've been disappointed in the results (weight/BMI) this winter as I feel I've been training pretty consistently and eating OK, and I'm not seeing ANY change. I felt I had good results last summer/fall, when I was running a little more (but not "on a plan") and paying no attention to diet.

The carb/fat/protein proportion is one area where I don't seem to be hewing to current recommendations; that's why I brought it up.

Looking forward to warmer weather and longer runs.
post #124 of 47774
i know your science is better than mine but the results I have seen personally and in friends from changing carb levels is pretty astounding. plenty of people seemingly have carb sensitivity.
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Carbs/fat doesn't matter a whole lot unless prepping for a competition or something. The problem is many people have too little activity for their intake and/or their 'typical' day means 4/7 days/week they eat like that and the other three are garbage. For the average population, protein doesn't matter as much as people think it does (everyone out of shape falls into that category). Many people end up replacing Kit-Kats with fish and thinking it was the protein that made the difference.
post #125 of 47774
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
i know your science is better than mine but the results I have seen personally and in friends from changing carb levels is pretty astounding. plenty of people seemingly have carb sensitivity.

Yep, but you're not average so it doesn't really apply.
post #126 of 47774
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post #127 of 47774
Olde Time strongman dies at 104.

10 years old.


Bending spike with his teeth.


Lifetime vegetarian.

lefty
post #128 of 47774
^ +1. The link had a picture of him at 103 that was amazing. He looked like he was about 70 years old.
post #129 of 47774
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
well, what i do is eat 40% protein, 30% fat and 30% carbs on training days, 50% protein, 45% fat and 5% carbs on non-training days.
This is crazy. What is a typical diet for a 5% carb day? Today I have had a bowl of chili and some greek salad, and even that (with no starches) is like 45% - 35% - 30%.
post #130 of 47774
Some people would not count legit veggies in their starches. Kunk probably does, though. You would drop the beans from the chili and croutons from the salad, obviously. Fat free dressing will be a no-no, too, often has surgar in it. Olive oil and vinegar. Did you make your own chili or buy a can of it and are using the can's carb value? Canned chili probably has bonus carbs pretending to be meat. If it is prepackaged, the manufacturer is trying to get corn into it in any way they can. That said, I'd like to see Kunk's two different days typed out, too.
post #131 of 47774
i deduct grams of soluble fiber.

here is what most days look like:

5 eggs, 2 slices bacon, 1/4 cup blueberries

isopure shake with half&half and water

2 chicken breasts with walnuts and spinach salad

isopure shake with h&h, water

6 oz fish, broccoli, a handful of cashews

isopure again

8-10 oz. steak with spinach salad

lots of water, green and black tea and coffee
post #132 of 47774
Bought an iron gym. Can't hang it anywhere. Shitcock.
post #133 of 47774
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Originally Posted by db_ggmm View Post
Bought an iron gym. Can't hang it anywhere. Shitcock.

That sucks. I have one that is similar from when I use to live with my parents, worked great in their house but every apartment I've been in since doesn't have doors that it will work on, so I just keep moving with it and putting it in storage.
post #134 of 47774
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
i know your science is better than mine but the results I have seen personally and in friends from changing carb levels is pretty astounding. plenty of people seemingly have carb sensitivity.

This would be me. I take advantage of cheat meals, but eat clean (i.e. lean protein, veggies, moderate starchy carbs, etc) most of the time. That said, I've noticed a pretty distinct difference in body composition just from really cutting down on the carbs for a few days. I can safely say I'm someone who gets a gut from too many starchy carbs. Which sucks, because they're my favorite.

Speaking of carbs, maybe someone who's done the whole low-carb thing can help me out here. I know the idea is to eventually shave your intake of carbs down to 50-75 grams per day. Does that count your PWO shake? If I'm going with the 2:1 carbrotein ratio for my PWO shake, that about covers that total. Is that to say I shouldn't be taking in any other starchy carbs the rest of the day?
post #135 of 47774
Something that's been posted here before and that I found really useful when I first started eating clean:

http://www.johnberardi.com/articles/...on/7habits.htm

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Originally Posted by John Berardi
1. Eat every 2-3 hours, no matter what. You should eat between 5-8 meals per day.

2. Eat complete (containing all the essential amino acids), lean protein with each meal.

3. Eat fruits and/or vegetables with each food meal.

4. Ensure that your carbohydrate intake comes from fruits and vegetables. Exception: workout and post-workout drinks and meals.

5. Ensure that 25-35% of your energy intake comes from fat, with your fat intake split equally between saturates (e.g. animal fat), monounsaturates (e.g., olive oil), and polyunsaturates (e.g. flax oil, salmon oil).

6. Drink only non-calorie containing beverages, the best choices being water and green tea.

7. Eat mostly whole foods (except workout and post-workout drinks).
So what about calories, or macronutrient ratios, or any number of other things that I've covered in other articles? The short answer is that if you aren't already practicing the above-mentioned habits, and by practicing them I mean putting them to use over 90% of the time (i.e., no more than 4 meals out of an average 42 meals per week violate any of those rules), everything else is pretty pointless.
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