So I have been VLC for quite a few months now, I love the way it leans me out. I really wish that i could have the effects on body composition that VLC gives me without the endless fatigue and no energy for workouts..
So i am going to try and increase carbs, but I don't know which is better, re-introduce fruit? or incorporate small amounts of tubers?
Which one is better for energy/ and won't have a negative effect on body comp. ?
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on March 18, 2012
at 04:58 PM
First, be aware that ANY carb you add may (or may not) cause a very temporary spike in appetite; imagine your body saying, "Finally!"
With that in mind, you might want your first serving of increased carb to occur in a situation where eating is controlled--only cooking a small serving, or thawing a small amount, etc. If you don't have an unusually strong impulse to eat more, then choose whatever you like after that.
I think either tuber or fruit could work just fine. If appetite could be a problem, pick something you'd enjoy but don't usually go nuts over. For example, I find starch palatable but not delicious so it would be the better option if I'm starved for carbs--fruit I'd go nuts over--so a little converted rice or sweet potato won't cause an appetite spike but a grapefruit will.
After a few moderate servings of whichever food you choose the first few times, your reactions should settle down and you should handle whatever carb looks/sounds good.
on March 18, 2012
at 05:03 PM
I don't know that there is a definitive answer on this, since we all metabolize so differently.
Try out each for 2 weeks and see which works best for you.
on March 19, 2012
at 01:41 AM
Tubers have the advantage of being lower in sugar, which will help somewhat in avoiding fat gain. Have you tried increasing your intake of other carbs (leafy greens, crucifers, etc)? They aren't calorically dense, and they are a good carb source if you eat them with intent.