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Old 05-10-2012, 02:20 AM   #21
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Re: carb question

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Milk is a really easy way.
but from what i understand, that would run more chance of upping the body fat %. when i started i was about 17, and have actually dropped a percent to 16%. i know that's not much, but i would like to stay around that area. and i'm already drinking almost half a gallon a day.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:30 AM   #22
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so if i do want to up the calories to gain, what would be the best way to do it? ie. fruit, veggies, or just whatever
Olive oil, sweet potatoes, oats, rice, nut butters, additional shakes for snacks.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:17 AM   #23
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my goal is to get stronger. if i can do that and not gain weight, then i'm fine with that. if i stop making gains and have to eat more and gain weight, then i'm fine with that too.
Ok, I was confused by your first post. The post, as I recall, was about a diet a site had recommended to you to gain size and how you were eating ~4,100 cals per day which was way more than the 2,900 that was recommended and yet you were not gaining weight (but continuing to get stronger). You then said you were still, even with your much higher caloric diet, falling short of that sites recommended daily carb intake.

So, if your main goal is to get stronger and you are doing so the first post doesn't make a lot of sense to me? The post seemed to indicate that you were interested in gaining weight. I guess what you were asking is if there is anything you could be doing to get stronger even faster? If so, muscular hypertrophy would help and that would include gaining weight unless you were simultaneously losing body fat.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:23 PM   #24
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Re: carb question

Don't go by myfitnesspal.com's nutritional recommendations, they don't account activity level and training volume.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:49 AM   #25
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Ok, I was confused by your first post. The post, as I recall, was about a diet a site had recommended to you to gain size and how you were eating ~4,100 cals per day which was way more than the 2,900 that was recommended and yet you were not gaining weight (but continuing to get stronger). You then said you were still, even with your much higher caloric diet, falling short of that sites recommended daily carb intake.

So, if your main goal is to get stronger and you are doing so the first post doesn't make a lot of sense to me? The post seemed to indicate that you were interested in gaining weight. I guess what you were asking is if there is anything you could be doing to get stronger even faster? If so, muscular hypertrophy would help and that would include gaining weight unless you were simultaneously losing body fat.
yeah after i read what i wrote it was a little confusing. my actual question was were the carbs being low something to worry about.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:17 AM   #26
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Re: carb question

well looks like milk is out of the question. doubled my milk intake today and also doubled my time in the bathroom. looks like i might be lactose intolerant
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Re: carb question

You can take lactase to help with that.

How much you need in the way of carbs for optimal performance etc. really varies a lot with total amount of activity. In other words, it is hard to say. A good general recommendation is 30-35% of your total caloric intake with that 30-35% including fiber etc.
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You can take lactase to help with that.

How much you need in the way of carbs for optimal performance etc. really varies a lot with total amount of activity. In other words, it is hard to say. A good general recommendation is 30-35% of your total caloric intake with that 30-35% including fiber etc.
i'ts not bad, i can do milk with all my shakes (about 1000ml/day) but trying to up it as much as i did today is a no-go. just going to have to find another way to get the calories. might try soy milk and see how that works.
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Don't do soy milk, try coconut milk. It tastes good and is packed with calories. I think a can is about 700-800 calories.
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Don't do soy milk, try coconut milk. It tastes good and is packed with calories. I think a can is about 700-800 calories.
no coconut milk in afghanistan
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