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Ask The Ripped Dude: Consuming Carbs For Fat Loss—4 Tips
I'm trying to lose fat. Do you have any tips for carb intake?
Your understanding of how carbs work and when you should eat them will be fundamental to attaining your low-fat physique. You can definitely keep carbs in your diet and burn that unwanted fat, but you'll need a solid plan. Let's hit the basics first.
Carbohydrates are an essential macronutrient. They are your body's preferred energy source, and they're a great source of fuel for any physical activity you might do during the day. But, if you don't use carbs the right way at the right times, they can add an enormous amount of fat to your body.
Here's the right way to eat carbs and stick to your goals:
1 Wakey, Wakey: Eggs and Oatmeal!
It's best to consume carbs in the morning when your body is calorie-deprived from sleeping. Your glucose tolerance is typically at its highest during the morning, so having breakfast with a big portion of your daily carb intake is very important.
Complex, slow-absorbing carbs like oatmeal are great choices for a delicious, nutritious breakfast.
2 Need a Good Finisher? Eat Carbs
It's also a great choice to consume your carbs right after you work out. Your body is ready and primed to suck up the carbs for recovery and energy replenishment.
Fast-absorbing carbs like fruits, fruit juices, and honey contain simple sugars that are great to have roughly 1 hour after you train. If you go by the numbers, I would shoot for 40 to 60 grams of post-workout carbs.
3 Cancel Your Nightly Bowl of Chips
Unless you do a late-night gym session, avoid eating carbs at night. My rule is that, generally, you shouldn't eat carbs after 7 p.m. If you consume carbs when your body isn't doing enough physical activity to burn them, then your body will just store them as fat.
4 Don't Put All Your Carbs In One Basket
Don't eat all of your daily carbs in one sitting. Instead, spread them out over small portions to keep your energy high and your body fueled.
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Please elaborate..... although the info is generalized, it is not false.
it really does not matter when or where you consume carbs, only how many grams of carbs you consumer per day. i would love to see studies proving that only carbs consumed past 7 p.m. get stored as fat.
the only thing that really matters is daily macro and calorie intake. anything else (ie. such as nutrient timing, "good" carbs vs "bad" carb) is pseudoscience.
because carbs are much more fast-absorving than proteins or fats and their main purpose on our metabolic system is to fuel it. If you even them out, chances are that you will be burning them as you take them (or metabolizing it into muscle tissue) instead of storing them as fat.
From what I've learned through reading tons of Alan Aragon studies and articles - you can eat carbs whenever you want and they wont be stored as fat so long as it doesn't put you over your daily caloric intake needs.
too general. I can see this being posted on yahoo.com but on bodybuilding.com, different story.
give more about-
-fast digesting carbs vs. slow digesting carbs?
-carbs to bodyweight ratio?
-foods to consider?
Almost all of the Obi articles are filled with misinformation and plain broscience. It just makes me feel a bit sorry for those who would blindly follow his "advice" based on his profile pictures.
i hate to be a nay-sayer.... BUUUUUTTTTTTT...
this is completely wrong. ive personally lost 20 lb in a cut NOT using this "theory". maybe this is more for the joe coachpotato... but not for bb's like all of us here.
thats like saying to someone new, you dont need to lift weights AND do cardio, just take more supplements... LOL
Article is not false. What the article says applies for most people, and is quite true. If you ingest all your nutrients and calories in one meal, chances are most of them will be stored as fat because of the insulin levels in the blood and hepatic activity. Afterwards, since you are not taking in any calories, your base metabolism drops and you won't burn as many calories as you normally would with a properly planned diet. Thus, you get fat.
In other words, constantly "using" the calories you digest is the optimum for fat loss purposes.