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FV Mom
05-18-2007, 08:18 PM
This is an except from "The New Glucose Revolution"

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s217/fvmom/lowcarb.jpg


jnmurra
05-19-2007, 11:58 AM
Actually, I was just reading the other day in one of my fitness magazines (can't remember which one, but when I get time, I'll try to find it) that there were some studies published recently showing that low-carb is good, even for long-term http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley29.gif

chrlstoncharmed
05-19-2007, 12:37 PM
Low carb has it's place for certain body types but I cringe anytime people come here and talk about eliminating carbs or ask why they are feeling poorly when lo' carbing. http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley26.gif


jnmurra
05-19-2007, 01:39 PM
Low carb has it's place for certain body types but I cringe anytime people come here and talk about eliminating carbs or ask why they are feeling poorly when lo' carbing. http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley26.gif

Right. I mean I think low carb is fine or better yet, switching to good carbs, but I don't like to see/hear that people are eliminating them altogether. I mean we have to have carbs. It's just the way our bodies work!

space-pea
05-19-2007, 02:59 PM
This is an except from "The New Glucose Revolution"

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s217/fvmom/lowcarb.jpg

"..and which can accomodate cultural and ethnic heritage." this is SO key for many.</font></font>

Yogi
05-21-2007, 06:50 AM
The magic number is 60. If you get 60g of good quality carbs every day, this provides enough glycogen to "fire the furnace". This is not pasta and bread carbs, not corn syrup and sugar, but fresh fruit carbs. Gycogen is need by muscles, but also by your brain and your liver. Atkins bad, South beach good. If you hit this 60g number, you will actually lose MORE weight than if not, and it is fairly sustainable (with some tricks).

veperez
05-21-2007, 08:05 AM
The magic number is 60. If you get 60g of good quality carbs every day, this provides enough glycogen to "fire the furnace". This is not pasta and bread carbs, not corn syrup and sugar, but fresh fruit carbs. Gycogen is need by muscles, but also by your brain and your liver. Atkins bad, South beach good. If you hit this 60g number, you will actually lose MORE weight than if not, and it is fairly sustainable (with some tricks).

Not necessarily... Carbohydrate consumption really depends
on what your body type is &amp; most importantly what your goals are.





If your goal is to lose body weight... you WILL lose it with
just consuming only 60 g of carbohydrates per day. </span>HOWEVER, you will also lose precious lean
body mass (muscle). </span>On a fat loss
program (FV Mom), you need more complex (fibrous &amp; starchy) carbohydrates
in your diet.





FV Mom (and anyone else that is interested), when you have
time, read BFFM's Chp 11 &amp; Chap 12. - Chapter 12 especially has a portion
that talks about the Glycemic Index.





I do not agree with the 60 g rule. </span>In my opinion, I think it's WAY TO LOW.





~ Vilma


Edited by: veperez

FV Mom
05-21-2007, 08:11 AM
The magic number is 60. If you get 60g of good quality carbs every day, this provides enough glycogen to "fire the furnace". This is not pasta and bread carbs, not corn syrup and sugar, but fresh fruit carbs. Gycogen is need by muscles, but also by your brain and your liver. Atkins bad, South beach good. If you hit this 60g number, you will actually lose MORE weight than if not, and it is fairly sustainable (with some tricks).


Not necessarily... Carbohydrate consumption really depends on what your body type is &amp; most importantly what your goals are. <O:P></O:P>
<O:P></O:P>If your goal is to lose body weight... you WILL lose it with just consuming only 60 g of carbohydrates per day. HOWEVER, you will also lose precious lean body mass (muscle). On a fat loss program (FV Mom), you need more complex (fibrous &amp; starchy) carbohydrates in your diet. <O:P></O:P>
<O:P></O:P>FV Mom (and anyone else that is interested), when you have time, read BFFM's Chp 11 &amp; Chap 12. - Chapter 12 especially has a portion that talks about the Glycemic Index.<O:P></O:P>
<O:P></O:P>I do not agree with the 60 g rule. In my opinion, I think it's WAY TO LOW.<O:P></O:P>
<O:P></O:P>~ Vilma


Vilma, the above article come from the creators of the glycemic index. MonavieBob was the one who said 60, not the except.http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gifI am finding that BFFM and the New Glucose Revolution go hand in handhttp://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif

veperez
05-21-2007, 08:13 AM
Yeah... I know...smileys/smiley2.gif I was responding to Mr. Bob. Great job on your BF% drop. BFFM principles are GREAT!smileys/smiley32.gif



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