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4/22/10 1:37 P

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It is confusing and I think stressing about it has made me behave badly lately so I think I'll just try to focus on healthy eating. It was worth a try though.

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4/21/10 1:55 P

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All this ratio talk has me so confused. I have a very hard time getting enough carbs in during a day. my ratio is usually about the same all the way across the board. I usually have about 30/30/40 but my carbs are a very low 30. I am not sure what else I can eat as good carbs to raise it...any suggestions would be great.


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KELLYFIT4U's Photo KELLYFIT4U Posts: 8,081
4/11/10 8:57 A

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Here's another link for eating clean too.

I bloat from carbs so usually when they are lower I feel so much better. My lowering carbs is usually cutting a complex carb out at one bigger meal so really it's just having a big huge salad instead of adding a sweet potato, brown rice, etc. I swear after children my stomach has been so much more sensative and bloats a lot more or maybe it's just because I pay attention more too.

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4/11/10 6:23 A

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I suppose you could try it, but you'd be a more disciplined person than me if you could sustain it. Clean eating - no "tiers", just the basics, is much more manageable AND it works. :)

Go to the link and look up what clean eating really is all about. It's not complicated. Good luck!

Edited by: COUPONS572 at: 4/12/2010 (13:43)
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4/10/10 4:33 P

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Interesting....I will have to think about much confusing info out there.....right now I am trying for about 55% carb....I really should be eating more then that based on a book by Matt Fitzgerald...


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4/10/10 2:14 P

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I am actually trying to follow the zone diet guidelines. Here's more info if you are interested. It's 40/30/30. I'm trying to aim for that most days or close to it, maybe just a little higher carbs on the weekend but I'm trying to do my best. The sparkfriend who introduced me to this diet she is doing 40/40/20 and lifting heavy and HIIT she looks amazing, RACHEL_MAC, check her out.

Tracking is sometimes hard but I love how Chalean talks about fit people track and compares it to your checkbook so I'm trying to track as much as I can. I just started this past Wednesday and I'm loving it so far.

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4/10/10 1:26 P

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A friend of mine has done multiple rounds of CE and swears that carb manipulation has done wonders for her body when combined with CE. Has anyone followed this type of clean eating? I know that with P90X it is suggested that we follow the same dietary percentages for 30 days and then switch it up, but beginning today I am going to begin combining carb manipulation with CE to see what it does for my body. I am still new to CE (I am in my second week of Burn Phase) and am excited to jumpstart my diet early in the game. Would anyone like to join me? It looks like this:

1) Continue to eat clean (from the top two tiers of Michi's Ladder or however you choose to eat clean, I know it can change from person to person)

2) On resistance days, take in MORE CARBS:
40% carbs, 30% protein, and 30% fat

3) On cardio days, LOWER CARBS:
30% carbs, 50% protein, and 20% fat.

I am excited to begin this new journey of carb manipulation and would love if you would try it with me. By paying close attention to the percentages, it will force me to log everything I eat... and let's face it: logging what I eat helps me eat so much better because it forces me to be accountable, but I don't always log my meals. Starting today, though, "if you bite it, you write it!"

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