Carbs

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Tkdmmafighter**, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. I've looked everywhere i can think of to find an asnwer, but i cant get a clear answer. What is a good carb to protien ratio pre-workout, and post-workout. Also, could anyone tell me the difference between a complex carb and a simple? Examples? thanks alot guys.
     
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    i dunno about the ratio.. but i know u're supposed to take in a lot of it.. lol

    anyway.. complex carbs take longer to break down.. therefore giving u pretty much steady blood sugar levels (sustained energy).... simple carbs digest much faster and spike ur blood sugar levels giving rollercoaster highs and lows.. (short bursts of energy to sluggish/slow and hungry)
     
  3. so i guess take simple before workout, then complex after? could someone give me examples of each? pretzels simple? pasta complex?
     
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    It depends on what you want to do. I started out at a 50 - 50 and moved from there.
     
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    No, actually, simple is better after, never before.

    Also, glycemic index isn't directly related to carbohydrate complexity, Sudo. Some complex carbs have a high glycemic index (but usually lower GI load, the number that is most important) whereas some simple carbs have a moderately low GI. For the most part, what you said is true.
     
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    no.. complex all day.. and simple post-workout..

    brown rice is complex.. white rice is simple..

    quality whole grain bread vs. white bread

    etc etc..
     
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    yeh.. i was just saying "generally speaking".. i think hardcore strictness in diet is near impossible..

    there is also ur acid/alkaline balance.. and optimum health is achieved when your body is slightly alkaline.. (which is why ppl need green powders :wink: )
     
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    Actually, those powders don't actually improve alkalinity. RJKD pointed that out, several months back; it was technical, maybe you can find that post.

    But green powders are still a helpful and nutrient-dense veggie supplement, although expensive.
     
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    what?!.. :eek: so how do get ur body alkaline then? if not by consuming "alkalizing greens"? :confused:
     
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    By warming down for 10-20 minutes following workouts and stretching.
     
  11. thanks for the info guys.
     

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