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I'm about to try carb-backloading.

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Created October 02, 2012 at 11:50 PM

I've about finished my 10 day carb-fast and I'm gonna backload tomorrow night.

I'm not ready to go crazy and eat pizza, ice cream, and cookies like Keifer suggests. I'm planning on loading up on white rice, potatoes, and occasional fruit.

Anybody ever tried this? How well did it work for you? What did you use for high glycemic carbs?

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 03, 2012
at 02:27 PM

fructose over glucose? why?

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on October 03, 2012
at 01:40 PM

yeah idk im not all that convinced that the timing makes that big of a difference for normal people. maybe if you're really trying to squeeze every last bit out of every last detail to try and get ripped it might be something to think about but, if you're a healthy individual with good insulin sensitivity is it really gonna make that much of a difference if you eat a carb at 12 o'clock or 4 o'clock? i don't think so.

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on October 03, 2012
at 05:08 AM

I would say the opposite - substitute fruit for the potatoes.

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on October 03, 2012
at 02:45 AM

i'm not denying that refeeding promotes eating carbs in the evening...i'm just saying if it does i didn't notice it.

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on October 03, 2012
at 02:41 AM

the whole eating carbs at night notion really caught my eye with Carb-backloading....now I have no excuse to be eating delicious sweet potatoes at noon. Also my roomate put an article up on our fridge which reminded me that 4-6pm was optimal for exercise....I guess everything came together at the right time. In addition i was having trouble eating potatoes PWO at 8 in the morning.

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on October 03, 2012
at 02:39 AM

the whole eating carbs at night notion really caught my eye with Carb-backloading....now I have no excuse to be eating delicious sweet potatoes at noon. Also my roomate put an article up on our fridge that talked about 4-6pm was optimal for exercise....I guess everything came together at the right time. In addition i was having trouble eating potatoes PWO at 8 in the morning.

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on October 03, 2012
at 02:26 AM

1. I was working out in the mornings and eating a potato afterwords...body didn't like that so much. 2) I enjoy to get yolked.

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on October 03, 2012
at 12:09 AM

May I ask why? :)

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on October 03, 2012
at 12:02 AM

I'm attempting to do it right now. However, I've tried something similar before and I found A) the volume of food and B) the low quality carbs really caused me to be constantly full and bloated. I got bigger and stronger, but it was somewhat uncomfortable 90% of the time.

I'm doing it again now, except I've really made a concerted effort to only use fruits and starchy veggies. Sweet potatoes, squashes, carrots, mango, bananas, dates and figs. I've also used some really quality raw honey. Some of the more dense and tougher to digest ones like the sweet potatoes and squashes, I boil them or soften them and blend them into PWO shakes, then eat the other stuff later on.

I'm only on day 5 though, so we'll see.

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06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 03, 2012
at 01:53 AM

Eliminate the fruit, substitute sweet potato, go crazy with the rice. Make sure to drink plenty of water. I have been coupling this with some IF and am pleased with the results so far.

Matt
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0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

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on October 03, 2012
at 05:08 AM

I would say the opposite - substitute fruit for the potatoes.

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 03, 2012
at 02:27 PM

fructose over glucose? why?

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on October 03, 2012
at 02:32 AM

what is the obsession with carb backloading? literally it's the exact same thing we referred to as a refeed not even a couple months ago. all he did was change the name and explain the science of it a little more and you people ate it up.... i don't get it

0b4326a4949718451a8571b82558dc10

(2349)

on October 03, 2012
at 02:39 AM

the whole eating carbs at night notion really caught my eye with Carb-backloading....now I have no excuse to be eating delicious sweet potatoes at noon. Also my roomate put an article up on our fridge that talked about 4-6pm was optimal for exercise....I guess everything came together at the right time. In addition i was having trouble eating potatoes PWO at 8 in the morning.

0b4326a4949718451a8571b82558dc10

(2349)

on October 03, 2012
at 02:45 AM

i'm not denying that refeeding promotes eating carbs in the evening...i'm just saying if it does i didn't notice it.

Medium avatar

(2338)

on October 03, 2012
at 01:40 PM

yeah idk im not all that convinced that the timing makes that big of a difference for normal people. maybe if you're really trying to squeeze every last bit out of every last detail to try and get ripped it might be something to think about but, if you're a healthy individual with good insulin sensitivity is it really gonna make that much of a difference if you eat a carb at 12 o'clock or 4 o'clock? i don't think so.

0b4326a4949718451a8571b82558dc10

(2349)

on October 03, 2012
at 02:41 AM

the whole eating carbs at night notion really caught my eye with Carb-backloading....now I have no excuse to be eating delicious sweet potatoes at noon. Also my roomate put an article up on our fridge which reminded me that 4-6pm was optimal for exercise....I guess everything came together at the right time. In addition i was having trouble eating potatoes PWO at 8 in the morning.

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