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Low Carbs, No Carbs Hmmmm thats the question.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

I'm truly interested on how Carbs affect the body. I have been reading several books and research documentation about Carbs. Based on what I found is that Carbs is getting a bad rep not by it's own doing but by the users. I have decided to focus on my carb intake this first quarter of the year. The plain is to trick the body to use Carbs as fuel and not storage for fat. Here is my plain:
1. Low Carbs for 3 days. Ex: no breads, sugars, pastas, potatoes, processed foods, juices etc... Limited fruit intake to once a day. Focus on clean meats and green veggies.
2. 4th day add Carbs to each meal except dinner.
3. Meal frequency is 4-6 times a day with no Carbs on your last meal.

I will be posting my results. FYI: this is just a test to see how my body reacts to Carbs. I started this on 1/30/2011 @ 250lbs today is 2/2/2011 and weight 244lbs. My workout plain is the same as before with no changes. I toggle between Insanity, P90x, and weight lifting.

Wish me luck and perseverance!

Stay Fit

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FITNESSSHOCK 2/21/2011 8:11AM

    I decided to stop the low card diet for a while. I am focusing on this workout I just purchased called Supreme 90 day. It has a meal plan that I want to include. I want to follow the program completely.

All in all "low carbing" does have a tremendous affect on the body. I truly started to see my abs and lost 12lbs of probably fat and muscle. I will revisit low carbs once I completed the Supreme 90 day.

Thanks all for your comments and advice.

Stay Fit!

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CARLA0716 2/14/2011 5:55PM

    Hey - didn't realize you're a fellow MIH-er!

I'm also curious to find out how this carb plan goes for you. I've decided to up my protein content, though the carb is either the same or slightly less than before the increased protein. I weigh myself daily, and then average for the week, and so I've noticed a bit of a decrease from this week to last week. And I haven't been able to exercise alot so its interesting to see if this lasts.

Good luck!
btw - love the background photo on your page!

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BANKER-CHUCK 2/8/2011 2:09PM

    From the many articles I have read , "Carbs" are your friend. They fuel your workouts, and are brain food. Loading up on carbs before a workout and after a workout are important. Here is an article, among many, that gives info on how important cards are.
BR>Good luck on your plans and hope it works for you.

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CALGIRL74 2/1/2011 3:34PM

    I really struggle with my workouts when I dont have the proper carbs. I work out to P90x and I run. So I thrive on my carbs. Im going to friend you because I am very interested in how this works out for you. Good luck.

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FITNESSSHOCK 2/1/2011 11:27AM

    @hillis - I checked out the site and there is plenty of fitness data. Thanks for the hook up.

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HILLIS 2/1/2011 10:48AM

    Also not all carbs are created equal. You want to also look at the glycemic index of a food. On of the better websites I visit is They have a lot of info and recipes on what they call the Primal Diet.

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FITNESSSHOCK 2/1/2011 9:26AM

    Thanks for the info Tpell21. During my PM workout yesterday, I felt a little dizzy.

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TPELL21 2/1/2011 9:13AM

    Good luck! Not sure if you've gone with a low carb diet yet, and if not be prepared that a lot of people experience a 'carb flu' for the first week or so. I won't get into all the nitty gritty, but you may feel a little foggy as your body transitions from burning carbs for energy to using fats. But once your body transitions you should notice an increased energy level as your body will be more efficient at burning fat.

Good luck and good health.

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