I'm currently gaining weight. Been pretty successful for my first attempt. I've gained 15 lbs since I started in October, and it looks good. I'm not as defined as I want to be around the mid-section, but it still looks okay.
I've been taking in a lot of fat and avoiding starchy carbs unless after a workout. For example, breakfast after my workout is where my protein bar, bread/pasta, fruit come in. After that, I'm only eating fats and proteins along with dairy to get the calories up.
However I'm constantly conflicted. I avoid the carbs once I get them in the morning because I want to be defined, but doesn't all the fat affect my body anyway? I feel like I may be going in circles.
Fat helps me get my calories. Been eating olive oil, peanut butter, cheese, avocados... my diet is pretty much 50% fats. Am I wasting my time trying to avoid carbs and sticking to fats/protein? I'd rather be eating 40%+ in protein but it's too difficult taking so much food with me to work, not to mention meat is too lean and dense = low calories and feeling like gagging when taking in to much.
Thoughts? Thanks for the help!
Thread: Carbs Vs Fat
03-04-2013, 10:22 PM #1
Carbs Vs Fat
03-04-2013, 10:25 PM #2
A lot of what you believe about nutrition is completely false. It's not your fault, as the media is the first to circulate this garbage, but take some time to read the stickies and disabuse the false ideas you hold.
03-04-2013, 11:30 PM #3
03-04-2013, 11:57 PM #4
This is terrible advice. No need to avoid fructose or carry meals and blenders around like a retard. Face palm.
OP why are you avoiding a major macro Nutrient when trying to gain LBM?
Seriously you need to read the stickies and lose your unfounded fear of carbs.
Carbs are your friend. Why are you avoiding carbs??
03-05-2013, 12:07 AM #5
03-05-2013, 09:25 PM #6
Yes but what about definition? I don't just want to look fat for the winter and ripped for the summer. I want to look good all year long. I'd like my abs to show most of the time =/ doesn't this require reducing body fat by diet? I figured it'd be harder because it just means eating cleaner but still maintaining high calorie intake.
03-05-2013, 09:29 PM #7
03-06-2013, 06:52 AM #8
Carbs make me store fat... and fat makes me...Fat!!! oh noe!!! I'm gonna stick to protein only diet and develop some real mass lol“I’m not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.” - Machiavelli
“If the mind is willing, the flesh could go on and on without many things" - Sun Tzu
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor
03-07-2013, 09:28 AM #9
Alright, thanks for the tips everyone.
So in the end, if I want to gain muscle (as lean as it can be), I'll be better off balancing out my carbs/fats (40p/30c/30f) than trying to cut carbs? I was just thinking of something like a model physique... Bigger muscles, but little body fat to reveal abs and definition.
Can I get a confirmation that that's the way to go for that kind of physique? When I get a chance, I'll read over more of the stickies.
03-07-2013, 09:37 AM #10
03-07-2013, 09:40 AM #11
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As far as the "model physique" that you want I'm not sure the best way to go about it, you may want to check in the Contest Prep section of the forums."Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.” - Harvey McKay
What is IIFYM? Read post #8 by HunterCML:
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