I'm new at weight lifting, and I didn't know that Carbohydrates help to build muscle lol XD ( I know I'm silly , Protein was my main focus ) .. well now that I know can you please tell me good sources of Carbohydrates to build muscle ?
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I eat steel cut oats in the morning, a sweet potato/veggies with my lunch and then some tuna on whole wheat thin buns.
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04-21-2011, 03:46 PM #7
i'm surprised no one's said that there are no specific carbs - or specific foods, for that matter - that'll help you build muscle. it's abt cal intake and macro's too, and getting on a good lifting prgm certainly helps. if you wanna gain muscle, eat at a surplus. period. did you see the sticky on calculating cals and macro's? and what lifting prgm are you doing?
that said, my fave carbs: all veggies and fruit, pumpkin, oatmeal, ezekiel bread, 100% ww bread, soba noodles, homemade/healthy cookies and muffins, edamame, lentils, beans, etc....
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04-22-2011, 04:47 AM #10
Hi could i just add that i have just been through this! I cut some carbs thinking i would lose a little fat (although i'm pretty lean, like about 21%) and BAM! I lost muscle like there was no tomorrow! * weeks in i have done some research and realised my body is eating itself (it's muscles) to make the Glycogen i need for fueling my workouts and day to day life! I have a fast metabolism and before doing this, i ate rice and sweet potato and potatoe and lentils and everything carb in moderation! SO DONT MISS OUT ON YOUR CARBS!
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04-23-2011, 04:59 PM #12
That really depends on the person. Not everybody has to eat carbs...
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04-24-2011, 03:52 PM #14
vegetables. they are my only source of carbs.
oats are ok in the morning ONLY i guess... wheat bran is much more filling and virtually calorie free because your body cannot digest insoluble fibre so if you can handle the wheat bran, substitute oats with wheat bran . other than that the rest of your carb sources should only be veggies. fruit are treats. they're candy. eat them scarcely and you'll see the best results. there are carbs in veggies.. so don't think you won't be getting carbs, they're just the best kind for giving you muscle. plus you can eat tonnes to the point where you can't breathe and be VERY satisfied as opposed to 1/2 cup of oats or a little sweet potato. i'd rather a pound of cabbage of broccoli to that any day! in the end it's your choice.
04-25-2011, 02:28 AM #15
Hi - i am guessing you are asking me, but im new too... i dont know what the keto diet is!! LOL... i just googled it, my friends do this... i believe its a quick fix, not really fixing anything!
I dont do low-carb like that crazy diet, its like 20 grams per day! I meant i just dropped it by about 60 grams from 200 to 140, anyway, it worked but i lost muscle too, I guess you gotta tweak your diet so that it works best for YOU! Losing carbs means losing calories...
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04-26-2011, 07:47 AM #18
That being said, some foods might give you more for your calorie "buck" as in...keeping you satiated longer. For me personally, that's protein and fat.
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