The Glycemic Index
Many bodybuilders follow the gylcemic index (GI) religously, and they shouldn't! Why so? Well, the GI is based on eating carbohydrates on an empty stomach without the addition of protein, lipids, fiber, water, etc. Therefore, it obviously has it's shortcomings and is not the be all end all choice for chosing our carbohydrate sources. Truth is, it's quite irrelevant when it comes to bodybuilding purposes. Let's take white potatoes for example. This food species is often avoided mainly because of it's high GI rank. Foolish. White potatoes are a very nutritious food and should be incorporated in a sound nutrition program. See, we're already spotting shortcomings challenging the elements and principles of the GI. But wait, there's more. The GI of that white potato can be drastically altered by combining it with the addition of protein, lipds, fiber, and other carbohydrates. In conclusion, the GI should not be followed religiously by bodybuilders and nutrient-density should be the main principle in one's nutrition plan, not the GI.
-the more protein, the better
-if you drink milk, you'll lose weight
-subway is great for weightloss
-peanut butter is effective on a diet
-combining maltodextrin with dextrose is more effective post-workout
-adding fruit to meals is a good way for bodybuilders to lose weight on a diet
-green tea is the most effective tea available
-all fats are bad
-if you want to lose water retention, always keep sodium low
-if you want to look good for a party a couple days from now, start eating clean
-everything that is lower in calories tastes terrible
Very good one's posted.. I am going to have to think of something else.. all of mine have been taken.
MetalMX has become quite the copy/paster lately :keke:
(It's ok bro im just pokin at ya, the ability to find a resource and know what your reading enough to make it relevant is a good thing )
i didn't say you thought it was the best diet ever. just thought it'd be funny :linedrunk:
something that isn't really a myth but more so ignorance is when guys ask me what to eat/do to get bigger and then they tell me there eating 1, maybe 2 meals a day, then slamming five beers at night .
The slower metabolism is so minor, and its pretty well mostly due to less activity, basal metabolic rate should be the same. But about the carbs thing, calories is by far and away the important factor in determining if you will put on fat. If you eat carbs, but you eat less calories than you consume, you wont put on fat.
[QUOTE=Ironslave;390228]Carbs do not turn into fat, that process is called de-novo lipogenesis, and it only occurs in humans 1) when you eat like 1,000 grams of carbs in a sitting or 2) when you're drinking a lot of alcohol and you eat (sorry to report).
True, and also the types of carbs comes into consideration here, as high GI carbs will have to be processed straight away, or be stored into fat. There's no where for it go beside some small glycogen storage. How do you explain the larger rates of obesity in lower socio economic groups that just eat white bread, coke etc? I guarentee a lot of them are not eating 1000 carbs in a sitting let alone across the course of the day but it would still be the majority of their diet and the main contributor to their lard.
fat is just storage from excess energy...
back on topic.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. An apple a night keeps the doctor in sight.
What a load of (sorry rocky) Bullocks