View Full Version : Good Foods to CARB UP with???
05-04-2004, 03:31 PM
OK, contest is gettting close...what do you guys use to carb up with? I am thinking a lot of fructose(so fruit and such). Anything else you can think of???
05-04-2004, 04:24 PM
05-04-2004, 04:37 PM
I am pretty carb sensitive. 1st day of carbs would consist of white rice, fruit(blueberries,oranges, strawberries), white pasta, sweetened low fat granola, bagels, potatoes. Days 2 and 3= mostly wild rice, yams, brown rice, a little oats and just a little fruit here and there.
05-04-2004, 04:45 PM
yeah, I dont think I am really that cab sensitive so-to-speak. I am at my lowest CHO intake I have ever been and I am still in the 100g/day range. Now thats low, but in the bulking phase I am at 500g/day easy. I am thinking it may take more CHO that I originally thought to get me to the point where my body is actually storing glycogen, rather than just burning whatever I put in there. lol
05-04-2004, 06:33 PM
well put, about acheiving glycogen stores. I don't think most people realize how many carbs are needed. to acheive super-compensation you need to eat way more carbs than you would under normal circumstances. Art Atwood loads with pie filling, right out of the can. After depletion you are able to hold more much more glycogen in muscle cells making them apear larger, harder, and more seperated.
05-04-2004, 06:43 PM
If you have enough time the best thing to do is a dry run (maybe even a few if you have the time) to find out what type of carbs work for you and how long you need to carb up before spilling over. When you find out stick with it. Trust me on this. I tried to tweak a good thing and went to far.
If it's not broke, don't fix it.
05-06-2004, 02:35 PM
I think I am going to use mostly low GI carbs to load...I was originally thinking about using hi GI stuff, but that would cause an insulin spike and therefore cause water retention...something I do not want to deal with. So I guess the sweet stuff has to wait another 16 days. lol.
I am thinking oatmeal and brown rice...and lots of it.