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Carbs, Proteins, Fats???

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2008/05/18 09:35:41 (permalink)
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Carbs, Proteins, Fats???

Just got a few questions that im abit confused about. These questions are for someone that is bulking

1. Whats the difference between Carbs and calories? carbs give you energy to do stuff like exercise right? so are calories what gives you energy to rebuild your muscles after a work out.

2. If i wanted to bulk could i get all my calories from fat and proteins? would i but on muscle, or could i just get fat?
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    fraser
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    RE: Carbs, Proteins, Fats??? 2008/05/18 10:27:44 (permalink)
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    Howdy.

    Calories are the basic unit of energy contained in foods. Macronutrients (proteins, carbs and fats) contain calories:
    protein: about 4
    carbs: about 4
    fat: about 9

    Overall calories are what matter the most in terms of weight gained or lost but your body needs the right foods at the right times. Although you don't technically need carbs to survive they are the best form of energy to fuel heavy workouts- the most important thing in building muscle. Some people do suggest bulking on protein and fat with scheduled 'carb days' ; have you heard of the anabolic diet?

    Good info in the articles below-

    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/protein.aspx
    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/newsletter-0604.aspx
    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/article-essential-fatty-acids.aspx
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    RE: Carbs, Proteins, Fats??? 2008/05/19 19:39:55 (permalink)
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    so calories and carbs are a different type of energy to each other? becasue if they were the same then couldnt carbs have the highest about on calories out of the 3?
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    RE: Carbs, Proteins, Fats??? 2008/05/19 19:47:01 (permalink)
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    No.

    Carbs, protein and fat all contain energy, this energy is measured in calories. Calories is just the unit of energy, same as meters is a unit of length.

    An analogy is petrol and diesel both are fuels and both contain energy, you could measure that energy and give a number of calories per gram or ml.

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    RE: Carbs, Proteins, Fats??? 2008/05/19 19:57:52 (permalink)
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    so why do people fuel there bodys by eatng carbs and not fats?
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    RE: Carbs, Proteins, Fats??? 2008/05/19 20:03:58 (permalink)
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    They do and they don't. Energy wise I'll get more energy from fat but with many of my clients they'll get more carbs

    Two different fuels the body uses in different way both necessary. Even with ',low fat' diets thre is still some fat. Low fat diets are becoming less popular as well now.

    Have a look in the articles section, in James' ebook or even on wikipedia for more info
    post edited by drewsky - 2008/05/19 20:05:04
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    RE: Carbs, Proteins, Fats??? 2008/05/19 20:55:01 (permalink)
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    ok thanks for the help. could someone tell me what fats i could include in my diet?
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    RE: Carbs, Proteins, Fats??? 2008/05/19 21:01:27 (permalink)
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    Omega 3 fats, and EFAs(essential fatty acids)
    Eg Peanut butter, oily fish, avacardoes, nuts and also fat from eggs is good.

    "Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true."
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