Originally Posted by fuji
If I'm getting enough calories from meat why would I need to eat carbs as well?
you dont necessarily have
to, but carbs are generally cheaper and easier to eat a lot of than protein, and lots of carbs around workouts are helpful for most people.
This is sort of misleading.
If you weigh 190lbs and you're cutting using a limited amount of calories all while trying to hit 190g of protein - it's going to be very hard to hit your protein requirements without going over your calories when you're consuming 900 calories worth of chocolate cake that contains 8g of protein and god knows how much undesirable sugar and carbs.
Can you eat a tiny, tiny piece of cake when you're cutting? Sure, but there is definitely a huge difference between cutting and bulking in terms of what you can get away with.
valid point, but a lot of people (usually nitwit BBers who have read a couple magazine articles) separate foods into strict and arbitrary bulking and cutting categories. you can only eat eggs when bulking because of the fat content. broccoli is ok when cutting, but fills you up too much to eat when bulking. stupid shit like that. the leangains site linked to above makes is pretty obvious that copious amounts of things like sugary kids cereals, ice cream, cheesecake, and fatty meats - foods that are conventionally off limits for a weight loss diet - are perfectly fine, and actually beneficial wrt leptin, glycogen replenishment, the psychological benefits of good foods not being off-limits, etc.