The Refeed/carb up MEGA thread..

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by pmiller383 View Post
    Do you guys prefer a liquid carb after your depletion workout or a solid meal?
    I have been using 30-80g's of Dextrose + PeptoPro after my depletion workout and then eating a solid meal about 1 hour later, but I don't really know how much its helping me.

    During my carb ups I go through a ton of Nature's Valley Granola bars, the things are awesome. I might try making my own Granola this week to see if I can save a little money and just make it taste better. What is everyone elses favorites for their carb-ups? Also how long do you usually have your Carb Up last?
    I always get in fruit post training when going low carb . like an apple or banana..
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  2. Quote Originally Posted by smeton_yea View Post
    I never got into that guy. too much for me to read. does he even look like he know whats hes doing i don't know I never saw him.
    I don't think he's too big. The science behind his work is there. I've read through the book a few times by now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Esox Express View Post
    I know a lot of people drink Gatorade to start off their carb-ups, which is a good source of liquid carbs, but do not drink powerade. Powerade is made with High Fructose Corn Syrup while Gatorade is made with sucrose, I believe.
    I say forget that. Your favorite fruit juice mix, a few scoops of dextrose or malodextrin and a bit of lower sodium salt (contains potassium), thats home made gatorade/powerade for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by pmiller383 View Post
    Do you guys prefer a liquid carb after your depletion workout or a solid meal?
    I have been using 30-80g's of Dextrose + PeptoPro after my depletion workout and then eating a solid meal about 1 hour later, but I don't really know how much its helping me.

    During my carb ups I go through a ton of Nature's Valley Granola bars, the things are awesome. I might try making my own Granola this week to see if I can save a little money and just make it taste better. What is everyone elses favorites for their carb-ups? Also how long do you usually have your Carb Up last?
    I prefer solid to be honest. Or a mix of the two. I like some lemonade and airheads maybe a few slices of bread.

    I usually have my carb ups for 48 hours. I go all out usually. Eat whatever is low fat and high in carbohydrates. I do get cravings for weird things on my carb loads. But I think thats after going low carb for so long anything I eat with my normal meals I want to eat with my carb meals.

    You haven't lived until you've eaten peanut butter banana and jalepeno sandwiches.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by smeton_yea View Post
    I never got into that guy. too much for me to read. does he even look like he know whats hes doing i don't know I never saw him.
    Lyle McDonald definatly know's his sh*t. UD 2.0, Rapid Fat Loss Handbook, The Ketogenic Diet, Stubborn Fat Loss Solution...enough said.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by imprezivr6 View Post






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    I just stared my refeed about an hour ago, and meal 1 is in the books, and looked like this(only tracking approximate carbs and fat, i dont count protein)

    4x Rice Crispy Treats

    4x Ego Waffles

    1/4-cup maple syrup

    1x Bagel with light smart balance butter

    1x Mike and Ike

    1x Sour Punch Straws

    2x Baked Ruffles

    2x- Reece's puffs cereal in whey isolate(water)

    1x Oreo pudding pie(lowfat crust) 1/4 pie eaten

    8oz-gatorade
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    Fat-50.5
    Carbs-525

    I keep drinking liquids to a minimum.. I only drink very small amounts of liquid when thirsty as it really inhibits my ability to eat carbs, and bloats me up.

    what is a Mike and Ike and Sour Punch Straws? are the sour punch straws like pixie sticks full on sweet multi-colored sugar?


    do you drink 1-2 gallons the day before and the day after?
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by Rhyno View Post
    Lyle McDonald definatly know's his sh*t. UD 2.0, Rapid Fat Loss Handbook, The Ketogenic Diet, Stubborn Fat Loss Solution...enough said.
    Good for him I'm glad he could sell his ideas in a book and make money off of them.
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  6. FYI-

    As warning, after following 6 weeks of bulking style ckd, I developed acid reflux. Be careful.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Rugger View Post
    FYI-

    As warning, after following 6 weeks of bulking style ckd, I developed acid reflux. Be careful.
    What do you attribute this to?

  8. I'm doing a CKD recomp, can you point me in the right direction for a CKD bulk cycle?

  9. Quote Originally Posted by AMTorres View Post
    I'm doing a CKD recomp, can you point me in the right direction for a CKD bulk cycle?
    It really is just a matter of total cals...

  10. Quote Originally Posted by imprezivr6 View Post
    It really is just a matter of total cals...
    So it's a cut and a bulk at the same time? If I use it as a bulk are there any supps you suggest not taking with it?

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Rugger View Post
    FYI-

    As warning, after following 6 weeks of bulking style ckd, I developed acid reflux. Be careful.
    probably all the milk in ur body.. I sometimes get it and doc says milk..I sometimes get lil rashes and dry spots on my body if I eat too much wtuff with milk in it..
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by AMTorres View Post
    So it's a cut and a bulk at the same time? If I use it as a bulk are there any supps you suggest not taking with it?
    there's a post Dante Trudel talks about this . that's the one post that helped me understand.i copy and posted it in the Dc thread. can we keep this on refeed/carb up topic like the title states?

    awesome Thread Impres! just not that many people know what it is and they are missing out.
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  13. During the NP sale I picked up some of bsn's cheat tabs, going to throw these in during my next load. When I get everything in I will be logging it. Will let you all know how it works along with my NR-ALA.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by WittyName View Post
    During the NP sale I picked up some of bsn's cheat tabs, going to throw these in during my next load. When I get everything in I will be logging it. Will let you all know how it works along with my NR-ALA.
    Why would you want to use those with a carb load? That's pretty much the antithesis to what you want during a carb load.

  15. From me if I think to hardly about carbs I get fat and bloat. I think it will provide me a bit of a safety net as I have not fully mastered the load. I have noticed that the addition of ALA lets me eat about a 100 more grams without seeing or feeling the bloat. But Thomas you seem to have a pretty good grasp on this would you suggest foregoing these?

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Rugger View Post
    FYI-

    As warning, after following 6 weeks of bulking style ckd, I developed acid reflux. Be careful.
    Thanks for the heads up.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by WittyName View Post
    From me if I think to hardly about carbs I get fat and bloat. I think it will provide me a bit of a safety net as I have not fully mastered the load. I have noticed that the addition of ALA lets me eat about a 100 more grams without seeing or feeling the bloat. But Thomas you seem to have a pretty good grasp on this would you suggest foregoing these?

    First, what exactly is your problem during the carb load? Over eating? And if so, over eating carbs or fats and how is your protein intake?

  18. K tried to pm you but it wouldnt let me. Imp sorry not trying to jack your thread.
    If I go all day(starchies and simple sugars) I end up becoming bloaty and loose my vascularity, honestly in like one day probably within 12 hours. I seem to have a reall issue with holding water. If I use one meal, (starch only) I can tell there is no spill over but I dont have the energy to really push it during the week. I hope I am not bothering you but I have a strong deisre to do this and thus far it has been the most effective diet I have ever tried. Thanks for your time.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by WittyName View Post
    K tried to pm you but it wouldnt let me. Imp sorry not trying to jack your thread.
    If I go all day(starchies and simple sugars) I end up becoming bloaty and loose my vascularity, honestly in like one day probably within 12 hours. I seem to have a reall issue with holding water. If I use one meal, (starch only) I can tell there is no spill over but I dont have the energy to really push it during the week. I hope I am not bothering you but I have a strong deisre to do this and thus far it has been the most effective diet I have ever tried. Thanks for your time.
    Of course you will lose your vascularity, and look like a bloated mess, that is part of the process. In two days you should be shedding that water by going back to low carb/training/cardio...

    You need to get over that mentally.. I used to have the same prob.. Wake up Saturday morning looking lean, then within hrs i looked like i gained 10% bodyfat..

    There is a great thread over at IM displaying this.. Ill post the pics here... They were originally posted by Dante's Disciple. 200lbs after his refeed Sunday night, to 176 by tuesday. By the before pics he could be 15% bodyfat, but in reality he is like 4-5% IIRC.

  20. Yeah the mental aspect has definitely been kicking my butt. Thanks for responding and again sorry if it seemed like I was jacking your thread.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by WittyName View Post
    Yeah the mental aspect has definitely been kicking my butt. Thanks for responding and again sorry if it seemed like I was jacking your thread.
    No worries man..

    You gotta just forget about it. You know how many times i would wake up sat morning looking lean as hell, and within 2-3hrs id be like a marshmallow..lol But that next Saturday i was leaner

    If you are going for fat loss, all that matters is every week you are losing fat(going down in weight)

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  23. Quote Originally Posted by imprezivr6 View Post
    No worries man..

    You gotta just forget about it. You know how many times i would wake up sat morning looking lean as hell, and within 2-3hrs id be like a marshmallow..lol But that next Saturday i was leaner

    If you are going for fat loss, all that matters is every week you are losing fat(going down in weight)
    that's generally true losing body fat. to every rule there are exceptions and I totally agree on your point.

    exceptions(some examples). like if your still gaining muscle while losing fat,it was way slower do doubt, still got stronger while doing a six month cut, or if you a long took time off and are gaining muscle and losing fat,muscle memory comes back fast, and using super supplements, while losing body fat.
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  24. Had a refeed meal(have another in about two hours)

    here it is

    Olean Ruffles fat free cheddar and sour creme chips...96 Carbs, 18 protein , 0 fat (they are good!)

    Lean cuisine traditional deluxe pizza 50 carbs 19 protein , 8 fat

    weight watchers smart-one's brownie A la mode 72 crbs, 10 protein,8 fat

    4. Reeses Puff's (cereal) 30 carbs,3 protein, 5 fat

    that comes to 198 carbs 50 protein and 21 fat and 2,430 sodium
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  25. Quote Originally Posted by smeton_yea View Post
    Had a refeed meal(have another in about two hours)

    here it is

    Olean Ruffles fat free cheddar and sour creme chips...96 Carbs, 18 protein , 0 fat (they are good!)

    Lean cuisine traditional deluxe pizza 50 carbs 19 protein , 8 fat

    weight watchers smart-one's brownie A la mode 72 crbs, 10 protein,8 fat

    4. Reeses Puff's (cereal) 30 carbs,3 protein, 5 fat

    that comes to 198 carbs 50 protein and 21 fat and 2,430 sodium
    Man.. NEVER again for me, with those..lol I ate almost 2 bags one refeed, and i woke up in the middle of the night and had the most ****ed up stomach EVER from the Olean.. They ****ed me up something fierce... I just eat the Baked ones now.
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