? asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 8 years ago

How Many Carbs Should I Take In Daily?

I am 13, 5'5, 82 LB. (ik im underweight). I heard you can gain weight by inducing more carbs into your diet, how many carbs (in grams) should I be eating Daily to gain 1 pound per week? Also, will the carbs bring fat to my body? Like bigger, fatter legs/arms? Please help, I am about to turn 14 also...

Also, what foods will make me visually and physically fatter? And, for exercise, how many kilometers should i run daily? Thx!

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  • 8 years ago
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    I'm assuming you intend to improve your muscle weight and avoid excess fat weight. You might consider consuming more complex carbohydrates from whole plant based food sources including:

    + Dark leafy greens,

    + Nuts including ground flax seeds, almonds, walnuts, and so on,

    + Whole grains such as rice and quinoa,

    + Legumes such as peas, beans, and lentils, and

    + Whole fruit, not fruit juices and not any commercial drinks such as soda.

    On the other hand, simple carbohydrates such as refined flour products (donuts), sugars, and refined oils contribute a lot of empty calories leading to fat gain rather than muscle gain. I suspect this is not what you'd like in the long-run.

    To build muscle weight, learn free weight training and follow a well-designed program.

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