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Calculate Your Recomended Carbohydrate Intake!

Carbohydrates are used as energy by the body; they fuel our workouts, as well as providing ample fuel to be used throughout the course of the day. Use the following calculator to determine how many carbs you should be taking in each day.

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Calculate Your Recomended Carbohydrate Intake!

Carbohydrates are used as energy by the body; they fuel our workouts, as well as providing ample fuel to be used throughout the course of the day. Ingesting carbs also replenishes our glucose and glycogen stores to prevent fatigue.

Carbohydrates eaten in excess, or eaten at the wrong times, can help to add adipose tissue to the body, but they are not a bad thing if incorporated into a diet properly. Eat the majority of your carbs early in the day and at the post-workout meal, tapering off on them as the day goes on.

Carbohydrates Are Used As Energy By The Body.
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Carbohydrates Are Used
As Energy By The Body.

Never eat carbs late at night, opt for protein instead. Sugar laden junk foods are always bad, and they are comprised mostly of carbs, and fat. In turn, they should have no place in a serious bodybuilders diet.

Use the following calculator to determine how many carbs you should be taking in each day. Remember to split these carbs up between each of your meals, and ingest most of the carbs early in the day and taper off in the evening.

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Very useful

May 12, 2013 7:52pm | report
 
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This calculator is so basic... there are way too many factors that affect one's carbohydrate intake.

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I don't understand how this works... I'm a big guy trying to lose weight while maintaining as much muscle mass as possible... but this thing is telling me I need 560 grams of carbs? How does that make any sense?

All of the calculators I have tried on BB.com have been super high, please dont put too much faith in them. A lot of info on the site is helpful though and I love using bodyspace, just to end on a positive note :)

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