A friend of mine asked me this question yesterday evening while we were rolerblading in the park.
I know that carbs cause water retention, but I want to know something... When you eat a very high carb diet (60-80%), is the water retention caused in the muscle cells or is it subcutaneous? Does it make your muscles look fuller or does it make you bloat up?
He wants to know because he's been eating a helluva lot more candy that he usually does over the past three days or so (but keeping his total cals under maintenance... I checked his diet), and he's getting scared that he may be fattening up. I'm telling him it might be water retention, and that I'd do some research (ie: Asking you guys! )
The guy is a lot like me in terms of BF % (I'm at 15.7%)... He may be a little higher (16.5-17%). I haven't asked lately.
Thread: Carbs & water retention...
07-03-2005, 12:53 PM #1
Carbs & water retention...I'm a lover AND a fighter.
07-03-2005, 12:57 PM #2Originally Posted by Colin Gilbert
Well, even if his cals are under maintenance he could still be putting on fat... I mean come on, loading up on candy and all that sugar spikes your insulin, causing anything he does eat to probably be stored.. One vital point with dieting is to try to keep your blood sugar levels as steady as possible..
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A few points -
1. Sucrose = half glucose, half fructose
2. Triglyceride synthesis increases after upwards of 50-70g of fructose is consumed
3. Glycogen storage in man is around 14-16g/kg lean mass
4. After glycogen stores are full, spill-over/puffy look may occur /de novo lipogenesis after prolonged excessive carbohydrate intake.forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=527284
Practice safe eating - always use condiments.
part of DA...keep it on the QT
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