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I'm a skinny bastard. Carbs...

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by mrsneakyz28, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. mrsneakyz28

    mrsneakyz28 Green Belt

    Dec 31, 2006
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    So the majority of people are not like me. I can eat whatever I want and maintain 6-8% body fat. Lately I've been hearing ALOT of people whining about carbs, especially other people at work when we are discussing fitness and nutrition. Obviously they have different goals than me. I am doing SS and bulking. I do eat pretty clean, I would say 80-90% of the carbs I eat are complex. So anyway, I probably consume between 350-500 grams of carbs per day. I have some people tell me that they eat like 50g a day...wtf? I guess my question is, if I am bulking, eating all those carbs (albeit complex) is only going to help me out right? I mean I could be eating white pasta and bread and still barely raise my body fat, but I don't anyway.

    Most of my carbs come from:

    Breakfast- Organic Rolled oats, bananas, bluberries, strawberries

    Lunch/Dinner- Sweet potatoes/Sweet potato fries, organic brown rice, whole wheat bread and pasta

    Snacks: Nuts, dark chocolate, clif bars
  2. ChinBo37

    ChinBo37 Black Belt

    Sep 25, 2004
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    Yup, If u are bulking, and u are maintaining such a low BF per centage. I would simply not worry about carbs at all, especially as you seem to be eating them from good sources. It will also help with your energy levels (some people may disagree with this but I feel more energetic when I eat carbs)

    BTW I love cliff bars but they do have a good amount of sugar, maybe like 15 g? But with 6% BF go for it! lol.
  3. dropshot001

    dropshot001 Red Belt

    Nov 6, 2007
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    if you can eat the carbs and maintain a low bf% then you are a lucky one. a lot of others have to go pretty low carb to get into that type of condition
  4. steroid-doc

    steroid-doc Purple Belt

    Jul 8, 2002
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    personally i would stick with complex carbs aslong as it makes you happy, maintaining steady blood sugar levels will help you long term and put you lower risk of stuff like diabetes, also having good fibrous foods going in will help your bowels and colon , its a healthy way to live , you make sure you have a good blow out once a week and take advantage of your genetics.

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