Workout nutrition question?

If all I want it to get more muscle/ become stronger, and I don't care about body fat or how I look, can I eat more carbs? Of course I'm not going to eat junk like candy or chocolate or doughnuts, but am I allowed to eat more bread?

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  • 8 years ago
    Best Answer

    Carbs will do nothing for muscular development. It is a popular myth that one must eat a lot of food to build muscle...especially a lot of protein. Don't believe it. Muscle comes from proper training and the same optimal diet everyone else should eat whether they're trying to lose fat, gain weight, or become stronger.

    Because getting proper nutrition is easier than learning how to train properly, you'll most likely benefit from learning how to train. Because you offered no information about yourself, I can't comment about you specifically. However, I would suggest the following.

    Watch all of Scooby's 180+ videos here --> http://www.youtube.com/user/scooby1961#g/u

    Next, read everything here so you can learn a little anatomy and kinesiology as well as how to perform exercise in good form --> http://www.exrx.net/

    Finally, buy this book and study it (you can skip over the heavy science stuff) --> http://www.bodybyscience.net/home.html/?page_id=18

    Here's how you should eat.

    There's only one way to eat but it can include many different things. Here's that story.

    Whether you want to gain weight, lose weight, add muscle, or maintain, you should use the same diet. In other words, everyone should be eating essentially the same macro nutrients (carbs, fats, protein), micro nutrients (vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc.) barring special health or medical considerations because we all have essentially the same physiognomy and there is only one version of peak health. Here is how we should all eat according to the US National Institute of Health who are among the best health professionals in the world and the people doctors listens to in the US.

    OPTIMAL INTAKE

    Eat varied, wholesome, and high quality foods such that your daily caloric intake is about equal to your daily caloric burn while keeping your macro nutrient ratios at about 55/25/20 (%calories from carbs/fats/protein). Only slight changes should be made in the macro nutrient ratios to accommodate the extreme demands of special activities such as extreme athletics or inactivity due to illness.

    Note: Here are the details in case you're interested:

    http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2010.asp

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/nutrition.html

    You get to make the food choices (no supplements without a doctor's recommendation) based on your location, culture, available foods, personal preferences, personal resources, food allergies, etc. However, the words "varied", "wholesome", and "high quality" are important. And, you should consume your food in 4-6 daily meals with healthy snacks between such that you're nourishing yourself every two hours when awake.

    VARIED means a variety of foods including fruits, dairy, meats, vegetables, grains, nuts, etc.

    WHOLESOME means as unprocessed, unrefined, nutritious as is practical.

    HIGH QUALITY means using the best ingredients, the least contaminants or fillers or unnecessary chemicals, etc.

    TRACKING

    Nutrient tracking is necessary to ensure you have the optimal caloric intake and macro nutrient balance. For most people, tracking is only required for fat loss because of the difficulty in cutting intake and nutrients while maintaining digestive and appetite satisfaction. However, tracking is an excellent exercise for noobs who are just learning how to eat right for the first time. Tracking makes it necessary to read labels, look up food nutrients, record data, plan meals and recipes, etc. And, as annoying as it may be to have to track, it is easier to do today than ever before with the help of website such as My Fitness Pal ---> http://www.myfitnesspal.com . Here's my tracking as an example --> http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/clickmaster

    There are hundreds of diets but the US leads the developed world in fat. So, it should be obvious we don't know how to eat right. That's why it's important for you, your future you and your future family to learn now how to eat properly now. Please study. You have one body and it's for life. Make it the best body it can be.

    Good luck and good health!!

    PS: Here are some good websites you may find useful.

    • A MUST FOR DIETERS http://www.freedieting.com/

    • BEST DIET TOOL ON THE WEB http://www.myfitnesspal.com/

    • BEST FOODS FOR YOU http://www.choosemyplate.gov/index.html

    Source(s): • NUTRITION DOT GOV http://riley.nal.usda.gov/ • FOOD DATABASE http://nutritiondata.self.com/ • US NIH WEBSITE http://nih.gov/ • BEST HEALTH WEBSITE http://health.discovery.com/ • MAYO CLINIC ON FITNESS http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fitness/MY00396 • ALL ABOUT HEALTH http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ • DIETARY GUIDELINES 2010 http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/dietaryguidelines.htm • BEST FOR TWEENS & TEENS http://teenshealth.org/teen/ • MORE CALCULATORS http://www.caloriesperhour.com/index_burn.php • EZ CALCULATORS http://www.calculator.net/weight-loss-calculator.h...
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  • 8 years ago

    yes you can if all you want to do is pack on muscle i suggest eating wholegrain breads because they are very low on fat and have a good source of carbohydrates but if i were you i would balance out your carbs, protein, and fat intake so you can become lean and still show off that muscle ;)

    Source(s): personal experience
  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Follow the 80/20 rule, which means eating clean 80 percent almost daily and indulging a little 20 percent of that time period.

  • 3 years ago

    You already know never to be able to skip breakfast, but it's also vital that you eat within an hour of waking to boost your metabolism.

  • 3 years ago

    Follow the 80/20 rule, which means eating clean 80 percent of the time and indulging a little 20 percent of the time.

  • 4 years ago

    Once a 1 week, snap a photo of yourself so you can see proof of your system changing. Weight-loss jars are also a great visual reminder of reaching your current goal.

  • 4 years ago

    Keep weights in the living room in order to do some reps while viewing tv.

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