question on low carbs

  1. question on low carbs


    currently my workout plan consists of a week of heavy weights/low rep exercises and the following week low weights/high rep exercises. currently im planning on gaining lean muscle mass while burning body fat. im 6'0, 220 pounds and 21 years old. stubborn fat tissue around abdominal area and love handles so im going to a low carb plan. how many grams of carbs do you recommend a day based on what im doing and my frame? anyone have a sample plan? thank you

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    The real answer is that it hardly matters how much you take in of carbs. Gaining lean mass while losing fat is difficult and always slower than doing them separately.
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    Easy gives you some solid advice here.

    The other thing is every single person is different. My body doesn't like carbs too much and I spill over into fat easier than a lot of the guys I know. If you're really concerned about it, I'd focus more on a cut and you may want to consider a CKD (keto diet) if you're that concerned about the carbs.

    Lift hard, keep the intensity up, and add in cardio. As long as you're keeping your cals under maintenance, it'll fall into place.
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  4. i think i messed up just now. i havent eaten since 4 due to homework and such and i really didnt eat alot previously so i just ate a hotdog and 11 dorito chips. gah :/

  5. Carbohydrates will aid in fatty acid oxidation. People get caught up in the semantics of metabolism and fail to realize that it boils down to kcals in Vs kcals out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rojasdave View Post
    i think i messed up just now. i havent eaten since 4 due to homework and such and i really didnt eat alot previously so i just ate a hotdog and 11 dorito chips. gah :/
    You can't stress over little things like that. Just buckle down and move on, now.

    ps nice avatar
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast View Post
    You can't stress over little things like that. Just buckle down and move on, now.

    ps nice avatar
    i figured it wasnt too big of a deal. at least i got some cravings out of the way. so i decided i want to bulk up for the remaining of the winter until feb, then start cutting for spring/summer. high calories here i come!


    hahaha thankaa dude. I KNOW 3 WORDS..ball, good..

    and..RAPE!

  8. Quote Originally Posted by rojasdave View Post
    i figured it wasnt too big of a deal. at least i got some cravings out of the way. so i decided i want to bulk up for the remaining of the winter until feb, then start cutting for spring/summer. high calories here i come!


    hahaha thankaa dude. I KNOW 3 WORDS..ball, good..

    and..RAPE!
    o.0

  9. Quote Originally Posted by rojasdave View Post
    currently my workout plan consists of a week of heavy weights/low rep exercises and the following week low weights/high rep exercises. currently im planning on gaining lean muscle mass while burning body fat. im 6'0, 220 pounds and 21 years old. stubborn fat tissue around abdominal area and love handles so im going to a low carb plan. how many grams of carbs do you recommend a day based on what im doing and my frame? anyone have a sample plan? thank you
    Research carb cycling...

  10. Stay away from any carbs at night

  11. Quote Originally Posted by rojasdave View Post
    i think i messed up just now. i havent eaten since 4 due to homework and such and i really didnt eat alot previously so i just ate a hotdog and 11 dorito chips. gah :/
    A one time thing is ok, and I know how easy it is to lose track of time when you're doing homework (especially when you pop an add before ), but always try to bring snack with you. If you don't eat for more than about 4 hours, your body starts to think that you're starving it, and it steals nutrients straight from your muscles. Also, when you do decide do eat after not eating in a while, your body stores the extra glucose as fat, in case you "starve" yourself again. It's an unfortunate double whammy...good luck bro.

  12. cut out carbs after 3 pm, eat high healthy fats and protein requirements, lift in the am, cardio session at night. This ussually works for me. Just a suggestion. I would aslo suggest the few carbs you eat during the day make sure you eat preworkout and postworkout. My last suggestion is in the afternoon after you stop taking in the carbs i would up the protein with some healthy lean meats.

  13. bassgod is pointing you in the right direction...carb cycling

    i currently cycle carbs and it has worked like a dream for me....here is an example

    lifting day (i get to the gym at 5am, no time for preworkout meal)

    drink 1 serving of Xtend bcaa's mixed with 1 serving of dextrose and 20 oz of water throughout workout

    immediately pwo i have two servings of protein (52g) mixed with water

    about 60-75 minutes later i eat 1 potato with 3 whole eggs

    two hours later i have a protein bar or protein shake (1 scoop)

    two hours later i have 1 potato with 3 whole eggs

    two hours later i have 1oz of mixed nuts

    about 5 hours later i have some type of lean meat (chicken, 93/7 beef , fish) with a green veggie

    ***on a non lifting day leave the potato in on the first meal and swap the potato in the second meal for a green veggie....

    ***saturday is a 0 carb day (i have carbs but they are all from green veggies)
    ***sunday is a re-feed day (i dont focus on counting carbs...this is also leg day for me so i make sure to get plenty of protein as well)

    good luck

  14. Quote Originally Posted by rojasdave View Post
    i think i messed up just now. i havent eaten since 4 due to homework and such and i really didnt eat alot previously so i just ate a hotdog and 11 dorito chips. gah :/
    The meal of champions!! This is my pre contest meal plan

    Don't stress the little things my friend, use that as your weekly cheat meal and move on, clear your home of all temptations, and trek on in your anabolic voyage into a better tomorrow!

  15. 11 dorrito chips! you crazy maaaaan.

    if you cheat on your diet, it isn't the end of the world. low carb diets are mostly good for losing mass, not just fat.
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by 2k1s View Post
    11 dorrito chips! you crazy maaaaan.

    if you cheat on your diet, it isn't the end of the world. low carb diets are mostly good for losing mass, not just fat.
    thats why the low carb diets will generally make someone smaller but their overall shape stays about the same...

  17. Quote Originally Posted by 2k1s View Post
    11 dorrito chips! you crazy maaaaan.
    The 12th one would have destroyed his physique entirely

  18. Quote Originally Posted by maddbomber View Post
    thats why the low carb diets will generally make someone smaller but their overall shape stays about the same...
    unless you go over board on it, yeah. I got down to about 140 lbs once. You could see all of my ribs. 1400 calories a day, less than 10g of carbs and fats + running 4-6 miles a day. Only time I've ever had abs
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  19. 40/40/20 baby... 40% carbs, 40% protein, 20% Fat... slight caloric deficit, and cardio 4-5 days per week.

    Cardio is king... increases your bodies oxidative capabilities, and ability to burn fat

    And yes it may be calories in vs calories out, but what your body uses for energy and when is all dependent on whats available. Low carb is garbage if you want to maintain muscle

  20. amen to movin weight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Movin_weight View Post
    40/40/20 baby... 40% carbs, 40% protein, 20% Fat... slight caloric deficit, and cardio 4-5 days per week.

    Cardio is king... increases your bodies oxidative capabilities, and ability to burn fat

    And yes it may be calories in vs calories out, but what your body uses for energy and when is all dependent on whats available. Low carb is garbage if you want to maintain muscle
    yep, no scientific evidence showing any benefit to it. Even with the ketogenic diets when you look at them for them to work at all you have to keep protein down to something under 1g/pound (possibly as low as .6g/lb), and ALL the rest of your calories from fat. Otherwise your body will take the excess protein you take in and via gluconeogenesis turn it into glycogen and voila you aren't in a ketogenic state.
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    yep, no scientific evidence showing any benefit to it. Even with the ketogenic diets when you look at them for them to work at all you have to keep protein down to something under 1g/pound (possibly as low as .6g/lb), and ALL the rest of your calories from fat. Otherwise your body will take the excess protein you take in and via gluconeogenesis turn it into glycogen and voila you aren't in a ketogenic state.
    exactly, and the process of utilizing aminos for energy via gluconeogenesis, or other glycolytic intermediates is very inefficient by energy means, so your performance in the gym will suffer... eventually leading to detraining, and increased protein degradation from muscle tissue

    mmmm about to go eat some oatmeal

  23. Quote Originally Posted by Movin_weight View Post
    exactly, and the process of utilizing aminos for energy via gluconeogenesis, or other glycolytic intermediates is very inefficient by energy means, so your performance in the gym will suffer... eventually leading to detraining, and increased protein degradation from muscle tissue

    mmmm about to go eat some oatmeal
    Seems OP's question was answered but I was wondering at a 40/40/20 macro split how many grams of fat are you taking in a day?

    Like how carbs per/lb of BW do you need on your split? how do you arrive at your total calorie needs for this ratio?

  24. I'm not sure I understand you question fully, but if I were trying to shred BF, and dropping to say 2000 calories, it would simply be 200g C, 200g P, and 45g of fat

  25. Quote Originally Posted by monstermash View Post
    Seems OP's question was answered but I was wondering at a 40/40/20 macro split how many grams of fat are you taking in a day?

    Like how carbs per/lb of BW do you need on your split? how do you arrive at your total calorie needs for this ratio?
    40/40/20 macro split has been accepted in the bodybuilding circle for decades

  26. Quote Originally Posted by maddbomber View Post
    40/40/20 macro split has been accepted in the bodybuilding circle for decades
    Oh, not arguing that at all.

  27. Quote Originally Posted by Movin_weight View Post
    I'm not sure I understand you question fully, but if I were trying to shred BF, and dropping to say 2000 calories, it would simply be 200g C, 200g P, and 45g of fat
    Sorry, I sorry I didn't word it a little clearer. You answered my question just fine, Thank You.
  

  
 

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