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Starving the morning after a massive meal

If this was a one-off, perhaps you don't need to do worry about it. However, if situations like these repeat themselves, it might be a good idea to simply observe, for a time, your eating habits and ...
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Can muscle glycogen be fully replenished with any food source that contains glucose?

Yes, it's a process called glycogenesis. Your larger issue is simply about calories. While your body can produce glycogen from spinach (as an example), there's only 105 calories in a pound of spinach. ...
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Do I really need to track my carbs and fat if I'm hitting my daily calorie and protein numbers?

No you don't. It won't affect body composition in any serious fashion.
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Do I really need to track my carbs and fat if I'm hitting my daily calorie and protein numbers?

None of this is necessary. Plenty of people just "eat food, a lot of it, mostly protein" (to repurpose Michael Pollan) and find that plenty to fuel a heavy lifting regimen or strength & ...
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Is having pure sugar during a workout a bad idea?

The health aspect of the question would get a better response in the Health.SE site. Is it a good idea for a workout? Pretty much every single "energy supplement" uses pure sugar as its base. They ...
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What are the consequences of just eating sandwiches for breakfast and lunch?

Jam, chocolate (candy), syrup, and sugar cereal (most) in significant daily quantities may ultimately increase your insulin resistance and thus risk of diabetes and other health conditions along with ...
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Calories vs Carbs

Physics dictates that if the energy you take in is less than your 'energy out', you will lose weight. You can lose weight eating 100% french fries, as long as your energy expenditure is greater than ...
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Why replenish glycogen after a workout?

If you will not be exercising again for 24 hrs., the rapid ingestion of carbohydrates to replace muscle glycogen storage is not quite as important as it would be if you were to exercise again within a ...
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Is it theoretically possible to burn fat without any training only based on diet?

What do you mean by carb deficit? There is no carb requirement level that you can be over or under. You can eat 80% carbs or 0% carbs and be fine. If your total intake of calories is less than your ...
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Low sugar diets

0% or 2% Fage Greek Yogurt. Grilled chicken. Steamed/baked veggies. Whey, water, and a blender bottle. Tuna fish, just you, the can, and the fork. There's really no easy way to have very low body fat....
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getting more carbs in liquid form

I know that just drinking soda or juice is not a suitable way to get carbs since the lack of fiber will cause the sugar to be stored as fat. I'm not sure where that came from. Fiber can't be digested ...
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Starving the morning after a massive meal

Eating large volumes of food will increase the size of your stomach temporarily, one of the many things that affect hunger is stomach emptiness, which will be the state of your stomach after eating a ...
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5k Carbo-Loading Benifits?

Carbo loading is generally recommended for endurance events - anything longer than 90 minutes at a moderate pace. In addition, carbo-loading typically has to be done several days in advance. It's ...
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5k Carbo-Loading Benifits?

From Iowa State University: A well-nourished adult can store approximately 500 grams or 2000 kcal of carbohydrates. Of this, approximately 400 grams are stored as muscle glycogen, 90-110 grams ...
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To lose fat in ketosis should I avoid fatty foods?

I'm in favor of low carbohydrates for two primary reasons: Ketosis is legimate, effective, and safe way to cut down on body fat. There are examples of native people who historically ate very little ...
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Endurance activities and carbohydrates: when are they needed

Dr Peter Attia is an accomplished athlete who has remarkable athletic endurance accomplishments performed during nutritional ketosis (due to very low carbohydrate intake). His blog is well-researched ...
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Endurance activities and carbohydrates: when are they needed

2010 ISSN Position Stand: • Individuals engaged in a general fitness program can typically meet needs by consuming a normal diet (45-55% CHO; 3-5 g/kg/day). • Athletes involved in moderate amounts of ...
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What do I have to eat immediately after workout?

Let's make this clear and net. First of all you can also avoid eating just after a workout if you're not hungry ( it's relly common ); just wait an hour or two maybe and then eat, unless you have a ...
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How long before carbs wear off?

As the comments hit on, you could take this question various ways. I'm also going to have to dive deep in my brain back to my exercise physiology classes, but I think I can give something relevant ...
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Can muscle glycogen be fully replenished with any food source that contains glucose?

In theory, provided you consume enough of something containing carbohydrates then yes, you can replenish muscle glycogen eventually. It's a little more complicated than that in practice. For ...
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If I eat carbohydrates in place of sugar, will I lose weight?

I think the question you really wanted to ask is: Is it healthier to eat starch-based carbohydrates instead of sugar-based carbohydrates? A good question, because sugar is not equals sugar. Common ...
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Carb intake when following an exercise plan?

The answer is... it depends. The little to no carb approach you mention is known as ketosis after the ketones produced by the liver when the body utilises fat stores for energy instead of ...
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Why does sugar get such a bad rap for being empty calories while other carbs don't?

I think it's just based off reputation. "Empty calories" basically means just "all of the calories with none of the benefit". So in the case of simple sugars, they're more associated with candy. Pop ...
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Why does sugar get such a bad rap for being empty calories while other carbs don't?

It all comes down to the speed at which your body can process the sugar. Simple sugars make it into you blood stream very quickly and so you should avoid them unless you are exercising while consuming ...
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What do I have to eat immediately after workout?

Just after finishing a weight workout, you can eat whatever you like, not eat, snack, you name it. As long as you are meeting your overall calorie ratios and goals for the day, force type workouts don'...
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What do I have to eat immediately after workout?

In general just eat more calories than you're burning while working out and you'll notice yourself gaining muscle mass. That's the simplest form which you should follow. Timing your intake of food ...
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I tried a new diet and I think my blood sugar is too low, do I need more carbs?

You do need to regain that lost lean mass and better to remake it from proteins than carbs. I'd stick to the diet, but gain calories from proteins like lentils and nuts(which also have fat so be ...
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I tried a new diet and I think my blood sugar is too low, do I need more carbs?

Significant diet changes often have a transition period while your system adapts, so I wouldn't immediately panic. On the other hand, without a lot of detail in your post, it seems to me your fat ...
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Why do carbs make you lose focus during your workout?

As Pulaski stated he feels better training without carbs before his workout. As a number of studies have proven that when you eat carbs, protein and fats does not significantly effect your gains. So ...
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