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is it bad to get my carbs mostly from maple syrup apart from veggies?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 20, 2013 at 8:41 AM

is sugar bad for us because it is carbs with no nutrients, or because the body recognizes sucrose on its own as unhealthy (whereas in fruit its ok)? what if the only carbs i got in a day was 80g of sucrose? and then i took the supplement form of all the nutrients from the vegetables i would be missing out on?

sorry kind of all over the place, really tired.

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 04, 2013
at 11:20 PM

You don't Even have abs*

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 04, 2013
at 11:19 PM

A bodyweight squat in my first month of training If you bothered to read the whole "when I began" part. Also you are at least 10% bf like me, you don't even have and lol. At a buck 40. I can overhead press your whole body for lots of reps. Can you bench 200 for 10 reps?

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 04, 2013
at 01:10 AM

I am sure you are well over that 10% mark already, fatty. Bet you are proud of that bodyweight squat you were bragging about. Must be tough.

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 01, 2013
at 02:12 PM

Also if you had noticed the losing weight stuff is because I was trying an old diet I had followed when I lived in Spain. I was eating at a massive caloric deficit.

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 01, 2013
at 02:10 PM

I don't hence why I am eating 4000 calories a day to put on 10-15 pounds and get me over 10% bf which I feel is needed to be healthy when exercising 4+ hours a day I remember being 145lbs once. I think I was 15?

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 01, 2013
at 12:29 AM

How much bodyfat do you still need to lose?

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on July 20, 2013
at 02:30 PM

sugar is great for fuelling you body. I go for nutrient density as mike dolce harps on about though, so fruit would be better than maple syrup in terms of fiber and vitamin content. have you tried natural sorbe made via frpzen fruit and electric whisks? it is heaven after 3 hours of jiujitsu!

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on July 20, 2013
at 04:08 PM

Refined sources of sugar (which does include maple syrup) are problematic for a few reasons:

1) They taste good and are very energy-dense, making it easy to overconsume.

2) They produce a very rapid increase in blood sugar, which can lead to hunger and fluctuations in mood and energy.

3) If you're already insulin-resistant, the high insulin response provoked by a big sugar bolus can just make things worse.

4) They're not great at creating satiety, especially in liquid form.

5) After refining, they tend to be devoid of any healthy plant chemicals or micronutrients.

If you consumed no carbs other than 80g of sucrose gradually over the day, that would probably not cause you any problems at all with respect to insulin resistance, blood glucose, or weight gain. You would be missing out on the vitamins and soluble/fermentable fiber in vegetables, and I think most people here would reject the idea that you can just replace them with supplements.

If you consumed 80g of sucrose all at once, the story would probably be the same -- 80g isn't all that much -- but I suspect you'd have a hard time maintaining a tolerable blood sugar level with that much variance.

If you were in ketosis, did a hard workout, and then guzzled 80g of sucrose, your body would probably use it to refill your glycogen supply and everything would be fine. If I understand correctly, this is the "carb backloading" theory.

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9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on July 20, 2013
at 02:28 PM

in the last 5 days I have gotten over 380 grams of sugar. Lost bodyfat. Sugar is your friend!

Mango, banana and peach smoothie ftw!

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 01, 2013
at 02:12 PM

Also if you had noticed the losing weight stuff is because I was trying an old diet I had followed when I lived in Spain. I was eating at a massive caloric deficit.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 01, 2013
at 12:29 AM

How much bodyfat do you still need to lose?

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 04, 2013
at 01:10 AM

I am sure you are well over that 10% mark already, fatty. Bet you are proud of that bodyweight squat you were bragging about. Must be tough.

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 01, 2013
at 02:10 PM

I don't hence why I am eating 4000 calories a day to put on 10-15 pounds and get me over 10% bf which I feel is needed to be healthy when exercising 4+ hours a day I remember being 145lbs once. I think I was 15?

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 04, 2013
at 11:20 PM

You don't Even have abs*

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 04, 2013
at 11:19 PM

A bodyweight squat in my first month of training If you bothered to read the whole "when I began" part. Also you are at least 10% bf like me, you don't even have and lol. At a buck 40. I can overhead press your whole body for lots of reps. Can you bench 200 for 10 reps?

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