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High carbers (250 grams or more)...How do you eat your carbs?

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Created February 25, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Do you spread them out and eat them in small quantities or do you take in a lot in one sitting ? Do you feel any different when adding fat or not? Do you measure your blood sugar after? Have you noticed any improvement in your blood sugar from eating more starch or less?

I personally have been eating a lot of starch but I have began spreading them out in smaller quantities and my energy levels seem to be better. I don't measure my blood sugar but I know fat, at least in large quantities, with my carbs messes me up pretty badly (weak, sleepy, dry mouth, etc.)

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on February 28, 2012
at 12:14 AM

Interesting. I attributed my inability to handle the mix of fats and carbs to some sort of dysbiosis. Fat slows down the absorption of food, so theoretically the carbs would be sticking around longer and feeding the bad guys in my gut.

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on February 26, 2012
at 11:41 PM

Cool cool. It seems there are many who could handle the carb and fat mix. It doesn't necessarily cause weight gain (that's what I want either way) but a good mix of fat and carbs makes me very sleepy and moody.

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on February 26, 2012
at 11:25 PM

So that's about 150 grams per meal, which is very similar to how I was eating until a couple days ago when I started spreading them out. I find I feel more energetic this way, but I have no idea if the huge amount of carbs at one time was affecting my blood sugar, I usually felt sleepy after such a large meal.

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on February 26, 2012
at 01:12 PM

If I ever eat a whole block (100g) of 85% I know I'm in for a rough ride.. goes pretty yoyo between intense focus, anxiety that I've consumed way too much caffeine, warm satisfied feelings, brain fog/lack of satiety/lack of taste, stress and productivity! Bit of a 'trip'

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on February 26, 2012
at 11:37 AM

Last time I ate 99% chocolate I had a huge mood swing (first ultra-energy, then severe depression) and became very ill (it was the first time I ate caffeine in a long time) with yellow skin :D

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on February 26, 2012
at 03:30 AM

Ha indeed! Apologies

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on February 26, 2012
at 03:26 AM

Guess so. I eat one bar of chocolate before bed every day. So much for stipulation.

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on February 26, 2012
at 03:09 AM

You don't drink caffeine, but you eat it! https://www.amanochocolate.com/articles/caffeineinchocolate.html I can definetly feel the stimulant effects of 2 pieces of lindt 85% (~20g) which according to the article could be equivilant of around half a cup of instant (in terms of one stimulant: caffeine). Depends when your eating your chocolate and how much but I just thought it could be misleading to describe your stimulant-less energy.

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on February 26, 2012
at 02:54 AM

Forgot to add- I'm male.

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5'11", 170 ish, male

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on February 26, 2012
at 02:29 AM

I eat about 275-300 grams of carbs daily.

I get all the carbs from sweet potatos, white potatos, and butternut squash pretty much. Plus vegetables of course but that's minimal compared to the carb content of the starch. Oh I get sugar from my dark chocolate intake so there's carbs there, too.

I eat two meals per day. I eat starch at both. I eat fat at both.

I have never measured my blood sugar in my life. I'm 32.

I have constant energy throughout the day, every day. I don't drink caffeine.

I'm fit, lean, athletic. Not big and muscley.

535fafe8afe6923870905c707c4f4454

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on February 26, 2012
at 01:12 PM

If I ever eat a whole block (100g) of 85% I know I'm in for a rough ride.. goes pretty yoyo between intense focus, anxiety that I've consumed way too much caffeine, warm satisfied feelings, brain fog/lack of satiety/lack of taste, stress and productivity! Bit of a 'trip'

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on February 26, 2012
at 11:25 PM

So that's about 150 grams per meal, which is very similar to how I was eating until a couple days ago when I started spreading them out. I find I feel more energetic this way, but I have no idea if the huge amount of carbs at one time was affecting my blood sugar, I usually felt sleepy after such a large meal.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on February 26, 2012
at 02:32 AM

5'11", 170 ish, male

535fafe8afe6923870905c707c4f4454

(720)

on February 26, 2012
at 03:30 AM

Ha indeed! Apologies

535fafe8afe6923870905c707c4f4454

(720)

on February 26, 2012
at 03:09 AM

You don't drink caffeine, but you eat it! https://www.amanochocolate.com/articles/caffeineinchocolate.html I can definetly feel the stimulant effects of 2 pieces of lindt 85% (~20g) which according to the article could be equivilant of around half a cup of instant (in terms of one stimulant: caffeine). Depends when your eating your chocolate and how much but I just thought it could be misleading to describe your stimulant-less energy.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on February 26, 2012
at 03:26 AM

Guess so. I eat one bar of chocolate before bed every day. So much for stipulation.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on February 26, 2012
at 11:37 AM

Last time I ate 99% chocolate I had a huge mood swing (first ultra-energy, then severe depression) and became very ill (it was the first time I ate caffeine in a long time) with yellow skin :D

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on February 26, 2012
at 02:29 AM

Today I had around 350 grams of carbs. Lately I have playing around with carb cycling in conjunction with my workouts.

Most of my carbs came from potatoes, white rice, squash and fruit (banana, berries, apple, and an orange). Also will include a bit of honey to my greek yogurt.

I have had no blood sugar level issues. So far ive been able to handle this new load of carbs without a problem (no fat gain). Rest days I eat around 100 (which is what I used to do everyday sometimes as low as 50.

I eat 2 large meals plus one small desert.

I would say overall I have been making better strength gains at gym and with faster recovery.

The days I up the carbs I do bring down the fat however I have not noticed any issues mixing the two.

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Ee70ee808f748374744404a00e1c22ed

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on February 26, 2012
at 01:04 AM

I probably consume about 200-300g of starchy carbs a day, spread out through various meals. Dinner tends to be highest in carbs, with breakfast coming in second. I don't test my blood sugar at all, but I haven't noticed any negative effects, and feel markedly better than when eating low carb or fasting. Mixing fat in with my carbs (usually lots of butter on my white rice) doesn't seem to affect me negatively either, though I've heard that eating them in conjunction favors fat storage. Just for reference I'm 5'10, ~150lbs, and maintain around 10% bf.

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on February 26, 2012
at 02:54 AM

Forgot to add- I'm male.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on February 26, 2012
at 11:41 PM

Cool cool. It seems there are many who could handle the carb and fat mix. It doesn't necessarily cause weight gain (that's what I want either way) but a good mix of fat and carbs makes me very sleepy and moody.

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on February 27, 2012
at 08:51 PM

I eat mostly oranges, a few types of sweet potato and berries throughout the day without any fat with them. I suspect that combining fat with fiber interferes with the enterohepatic circulation of hormones. If the biliary excretion of androgens, for example, interacts with a considerable amount of fiber in the small intestines, one would expect a good deal of it to be bound and excreted rather than reabsorbed. This is the reason why oatmeal lowers cholesterol. I would expect that it lowers estrogen/testosterone as well. I suppose there would be no effect if the oatmeal wasn't made with milk, however.

Indeed, our ancestors would have likely had substantially less fat/fiber overlap.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on February 28, 2012
at 12:14 AM

Interesting. I attributed my inability to handle the mix of fats and carbs to some sort of dysbiosis. Fat slows down the absorption of food, so theoretically the carbs would be sticking around longer and feeding the bad guys in my gut.

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B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on February 26, 2012
at 11:34 AM

I eat a bit more than 200g daily, all from fruit (I don't count veggie carbs). That's apples, kiwis, plums and berries and occasional orange juice. Sometimes a pomegranate and pineapple. I try to find other fruits but organic stores almost only have apples and oranges.

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on February 27, 2012
at 08:13 PM

I tend to have my carbs at night.

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