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Is it necessary to eat fewer carbs in order to lose weight?

I'm using DailyBurn.com as my guide/tracking system for losing weight and I always seem to hit my recommended carb limit for the day really easily. I really like eating rice, pasta and bread. To put ...
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How many carbs before a run?

What's the best form to get carbohydrates in prior to running, and how much should one take in, and how long before the workout? I know I had an easier time running when I had some breaded and fried ...
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Does eating carbs after workout improve absorption of protein shake?

I heard at my gym of some guys having a small snack consisting of carbs (a fruit or cereal bar) before the protein shake and their reasoning is that the carbs will be "burned" by the system first ...
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What's the logic behind the Food Pyramid [closed]

People these days seem to all be crazy about low carb, slow carb, Atkins, and South Beach diets, but the USDA Food Pyramid suggests we eat more grains than anything else in a day, with at least half ...
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Carbohydrates prior to running

I know that a lot of runners stock up on carbs before a run. What is the benefit of this? I've heard some people say that you'll "hit a wall" if you don't take in some carbs before running. I'm ...
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How can I tell the difference between good carbs and bad carbs?

How do you determine if something is good carb or bad carb? Reason I ask is after a month of hardcore working out I realized my body has changed. While I was eating five meals a day with very low ...
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Can glycogen only be used by the muscle in which it is stored in?

Carbohydrates are stored in the muscles as glycogen. It is a major energy source for weight lifting. I want to know if a muscle can only use the glycogen stored in itself or can it borrow glycogen ...
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What high-fiber low-carbohydrate foods are good for my exercise plan?

I'm trying to put together a nutritional plan for myself for weight loss combined with cardio to keep me healthy and active, but am finding it difficult to incorporate fibre without overdoing the ...
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Eating enough carbohydrates to build muscle

There is an issue I always surpressed my mind of: the necessary carbohydrates per day. One thing I learned a while ago is the importance of consuming at least 20 gram of protein per 3-4 hours in ...
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Nutritional difference between Sweet and Regular potatoes. [closed]

I've been wondering about this for some time now. A LOT of diets include sweet potatoes as a source of complex carbs, which would be just fine, if I lived in US. Since I don't there aren't any ...
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Why does the glycemic index of a carb NOT affect exercise performance?

I read an article on SimplyShredded that claimed that the type of carbohydrate doesn't matter, but rather only the amount of carbs matter to bodybuilders. In the following excerpt, the author claims ...
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The impact of Diet Cola on a low carb diet

I want to lose weight. I have signed up to DailyBurn to keep track of my weight with weekly weigh ins. I was confused over the different diets available (Atkins and Paleo were top runners up), so ...
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Calories to grams

I am trying to work out how much fat, carbs, and protein I should be consuming daily based on my BMR which is around 2025 calories. Apparently you're supposed to have 500 calories less than your BMR ...
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Is eating rice everyday healthy? [closed]

I am trying to lose lbs and I was told that if I eat rice I will feel fuller faster. So is this true? Is it healthy to eat rice everyday? Are some kinds or rice really better than others? Are there a ...
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Which carbohydrates should be consumed before starting an exercise?

I read an article about carbohydrates and was wondering which I should consume before starting an exercise. Simple carbohydrates or the complex ones? And does it really matter or anything goes? Does ...
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Should I eat before a workout or just during the day

I've heard several theories regarding when you should eat, especially protein. Eat carbs before a workout and protein in a "window" of 30mins after a workout. Eat through the day. so that in the end ...
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Question about calories, protein and energy?

If calories are a measure of energy, and protein contains more calories per gram than carbohydrates then how does Atkins work? What is the difference between the energy provided by the 'carbs' and the ...
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Help me adjust the GDA for my BMR to lose weight

Based on GDA (Guideline Daily Amounts), the GDA for someone who has a BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) of 2500 calories a day is: Calories 2500.00 kcal Protein 55.00 g Carbohydrate ...
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Only 500 Calories even though other GDA values have been achieved [closed]

UPDATE 2: Managed to get all nutritional values correct, and have got the calories upto 1000. Still missing 500 calories. If everything else is ok, but calories are missing 500, is that OK for ...
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Lean body weight protein requirements + GDA

Using the calculator: http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/library/blbodyfatcalculator.htm, I've finally had a chance to work this out properly by measuring myself as last time I did it based on guesses. ...
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No carbs before sleep. But how long before?

Facts You need carbs (preferebaly fast absorbing type) after a full on gym session to fuel the muscle and stop the body from losing muscle. It's always recomended not to take carbs before sleep. (I ...
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Carbs to increase weight without increasing fat?

I lost 8kg of fat in the past 6 months. I used to eat rice with some meat and fried things and I've replaced this for meat and vegetables. Now I'm trying to increase my weight, but without increasing ...
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Cyclical Ketogenic Diet : type of fats + how many grams of carbs per day

I am going to shift to a new diet : The Cyclical Ketogenic Diet. I read and understood in general what is it about but i have two questions: When they say High fat intake, is it a specific type of ...
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What different is going on in the initial stage of a cyclic ketogenic diet than after each 'carb up' weekend?

With the cyclic ketogenic diet, initially it takes roughly 2 to 4 weeks (or so I've been told) before the diet becomes easier and you start ketosis. I'm assuming that in this time the body is using up ...
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Carb Backloading

A friend of mine has sent me a book by John Kiefer on Carb Backloading that seems to be an interesting premise. Basically - it looks like it's the foundation of ketosis but you’re allowed to eat ...
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What constitutes a low carb diet?

What constitutes a low carb diet? I've been trying to limit daily intake of of carbohydrates in my diet to under 100g. Would limiting it even lower improve results in terms of weight loss? Also, ...
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Hay diet's effectiveness

Does the Hay diet (essentially not mixing protein based food with carbohydrate based foods in the same meal) actually produce good results? Are such restrictions unhealthy or excessive?
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Do the calories from high-GI foods eaten in the morning count towards the energy you have in your evening workout?

I guess I have multiple questions stemming from this one question actually. Example scenario: Let's say a bodybuilder needs 2500 calories to be in a caloric surplus. Of his daily calorie intake, 15% ...
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What can a vegetarian eat on a low carb diet? [closed]

I'm a vegetarian and would like to go on a low carb (preferably no carb) diet. Currently I am getting about 200grams of protein from protein shakes and eggs. Until now I have been eating rice, ...
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Low sugar diets

One thing I've never been good at is eating very healthily, but I work out a lot, cycling 15 miles a day and circuit training or weights most evenings. However, I'm struggling to lose that last bit of ...
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Do carbs make people sleepy?

In general, do carbs make people sleepy? My wife and I started eating a little-to-no carb paleo diet about a week ago (lots of vegetables, fruits, meat), and we feel like we've already seen a change ...
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Is the slow-carb diet bad in combination with exercise?

I don't quite understand how its supposed to work. Won't your body "starve" for energy due to the lack of carbohydrates in your diet?
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Alternatives for high-carb foods

At work my lunch usually consists of chicken/fish (mackerel/tuna) and a filler in the form of pasta/brown rice. I want to start cutting out more carbs out of my diet as my dinners in most cases ...
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Wholegrains considered as slow digesting carbs?

For the person who is doing a resistance training with a spot on diet with all the meals weighed and protein and Carb proportions balanced, can grains be the main source of complex carbs, if weight ...