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Old 05-02-2008, 04:55 PM   #11
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Re: Superiority of Carbohydrates

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Yeah, carrots would be the bad veggie.
I tend to think this is overblown, and indeed is exactly the point GL was formulated to address. Carrots have a relatively high GI but still few carbs overall, so their GL is low and if you're stressing about your carrots I'm worried.

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Another thing to keep in mind is that fiber and fat lower the GI/GL of a meal, thats why ice cream isn't so bad for you and has a low GI even though its full of sugar (also full of fat).
In the converse of the above, ice cream is full of carbs but has a low GI due to all the fat slowing absorption, so its GL is rather lower than something like a brownie but still, of course, plenty higher than the carrot.
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:10 PM   #12
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Re: Superiority of Carbohydrates

Has anyone ever gotten fat by eating too many carrots?

Has anyone ever gotten fat by eating too much ice cream?
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:29 PM   #13
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Re: Superiority of Carbohydrates

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I tend to think this is overblown, and indeed is exactly the point GL was formulated to address. Carrots have a relatively high GI but still few carbs overall, so their GL is low and if you're stressing about your carrots I'm worried.



In the converse of the above, ice cream is full of carbs but has a low GI due to all the fat slowing absorption, so its GL is rather lower than something like a brownie but still, of course, plenty higher than the carrot.
x2. Well said.

I love these carb bogeyman threads
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:22 AM   #14
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Re: Superiority of Carbohydrates

Bingo Brandon! No one has gotten fat from carrots. They might not be as "good" as spinach, but for Pete's sake, they are far from "bad".
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:53 AM   #15
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Re: Superiority of Carbohydrates

even if I ate a whole bag of baby carrots I would only get 150 calories, and i certainly don't eat near that many carrots in a meal. I think carrots are awesome! no prep! boiled eggs & baby carrots, perfect snack.
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:03 PM   #16
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Re: Superiority of Carbohydrates

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I tend to think this is overblown, and indeed is exactly the point GL was formulated to address. Carrots have a relatively high GI but still few carbs overall, so their GL is low and if you're stressing about your carrots I'm worried.



In the converse of the above, ice cream is full of carbs but has a low GI due to all the fat slowing absorption, so its GL is rather lower than something like a brownie but still, of course, plenty higher than the carrot.
Thats why i put bad in italics.
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:23 PM   #17
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Re: Superiority of Carbohydrates

All this talk about insulin brings on a question. I tried the zone for 2 days and almost couldn't function. It was almost scary. How long does it take on average to adjust? I understand people are different.
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:26 PM   #18
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All this talk about insulin brings on a question. I tried the zone for 2 days and almost couldn't function. It was almost scary. How long does it take on average to adjust? I understand people are different.
2-3 weeks generally speaking for your body to metabolically adapt.

If it's too much then ease into it more instead of jumping straight in.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:09 PM   #19
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Re: Superiority of Carbohydrates

Scott Kustes made the point I was going to touch on.

Your going to get a lot of vitamins/minerals from veggies and fewer calories. Grains offer less benefits for all the calories they provide. It's harder to overeat with veggies/fruit and very easy to do with grains.
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