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    I'm really confused as to whether I should have some post work out carbs or not! Help!


    I have been below 30g for over a month now, and definitely hit a plateau. I've fasted post work out everyday, and somehow, the fat still remains. Something's not working?


    Sometimes I feel like crap at the gym, like I'm not giving my best. I don't feel that good "burn" after I work out anymore. It's as if I didn't do enough.


    So I'm going to experiment with adding maybe 50 grams of carbs after working out and see how that goes. Or should I have the carbs before?


    And what would be my best primal option? A banana?

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    No such thing as "good carbs." Avoid them. They&#39;re what make you fat.

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    So how do I improve my work out?


    Besides not losing any more fat, I have lost muscle from all that fasting...

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    Are you lifting heavy? I have been very low carb for months now, but I have been doing stronglifts 5x5 program and have increased on all my lifts. If you are lifting heavy then your muscles continue to work and grow. They will not grow if they are not needed to.


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    Raphael, how do you know you&#39;re losing muscle? How many more pounds do you want to lose? How fixated are you with your scale?

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    Lifting as heavy as possible. I try to never get past 6 reps.


    What is stronglifts 5x5? Maybe I need a change in my routine. Do you have any tips?


    This is my workout schedule:


    Monday: Squats and Deadlifts


    Wednesday: Pushing muscles (triceps, chest, shoulders) and abs


    Friday: Pulling muscles (biceps, back) and obliques


    Usually 6 sets of exercises per muscle group.

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    I try to eat something high protein post workout. You don&#39;t need carbs, but protein can help post workout.

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    Jess: If I&#39;m not losing muscle, I definitely did not gain any. I took a before (a month ago) and after (few days ago) picture and there was no difference. My chest doesn&#39;t feel as tight as it used to.


    I only need to lose about 5 pounds off my waist. I can&#39;t see my abs yet, but it&#39;s getting there.


    I weight 142. I don&#39;t care for the scale, though, because I want to gain weight (in muscle) and lose weight (in fat)

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    No such thing as "good carbs." Avoid them. They&#39;re what make you fat. </blockquote>


    sometimes the advice in these forums is just terrible


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    BigBeck89: Exactly... Carbs after working out shouldn&#39;t make you fat. Fructose will, and that&#39;s why I asked what are my best options for refueling my glycogen stores.

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