How long does it take for complex carbs and fat to be used as energy?

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  1. LuchaBear The Last Son Of Harpy

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    Do you usually go for simple carbs pre workout? Any differences noticed using complex carbs?


    How does it feel to use fat as energy? How long is the process where your body runs out of useable carbs and are now about to use fat? What is that like?
     
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    No differences, unless you're a pro athlete nearing the upper echelon then its fine all across.

    Personally, I function on a high carb diet. The opposite, higher fats, I feel sluggish, sick, and hungry alot of times. Despite fat being dense and it should last long, it doesn't feel that way for me.

    Its up to you, alot of people swear by keto type diets, but only a minority can function on it properly. If it works for you, then use it.
     
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  3. Ξlliott White Belt

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    This is my limited understanding:

    If you are a normal body and you've run out of useable carbs and are tapping into fat reserves, you will be in trouble.

    A "normal" body runs off glucose, which are readily available from carbs. To convert fats or protein into glucose is a taxing process.

    If you are a ketosis-adapted body(this can take 1-10 weeks), your body does not run off of glucose. It runs off ketones.

    Low-carb and Keto are not the same. Keto is basically no-carb, and instead of converting fat and protein into glucose, it will convert fat into ketones and the advantage here is that it highly prioritizes fat before protein.

    I felt like a bag of smashed assholes for about 2 weeks, but now 6 weeks later, I feel like I have unlimited energy. My class looks at me weird when I start suiting up for kickboxing after BJJ class
     
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    Depends on how much glycogen you have stored and how fast you are burning through it.

    A world class cross country skier can burn through most of their stored glycogen in 35 mins.
     
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    You don't need simple sugars unless you're a competitive endurance athlete.
     
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