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    Couple of questions

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    Hi all, am new here

    Ive joined, as I try to go to the gym regularly and have always looked at various diets in order to try and get lean, but maintain muscle

    I heard about this site so decided to have a browse

    Ive just got a couple of questions:

    1. what carb sources do you guys use?
    In every diet I have made for myself before I have always created a diet with what I had considered as generally accepted as "better carbs" i.e wholegrain breads, pasta, rice, oats etc, I see the book sort of dismesses most carbs in these forms, so which carbs do you use?

    2. Pre/post workout meals
    Similar to above, I understand following the primal regime is a low carb diet, so when working out I guess still is best to base carbs arounf workout times, so pre/post workout, is this correct and what carbs do you use in these meals

    3. when the book states around 100-150g carbs, I am confused what the carb sources include, i.e is it fruits, fibrous veg? etc

    Thanks!

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    our carbs come from veggies. Sweet potatoes are generally encouraged for workout carbs, however you should try to encourage your body to use fat instead of carbs if you're trying to lose weight.. Fruit should be viewed as candy bar from a tree and enjoyed sparingly, unless weight loss is not one of your goals.
    Primal is not a low carb lifestyle. It just tends to be lower carb than the standard diet, because it cuts out all the fluff (pasta, bread, cereal, etc)
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    Thanks for your quick and helpful reply

    I have to admit, my favourite veg is the less starchy ones, green veg.. I am not a big fan of sweet potatoes/squashes etc, but sure that wouldnt be a problem

    Appreciate the info on the fruits, and appreciate the insight so far

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    My carbs come from mainly green non-starchy vegetables and sometimes a few nuts, seeds and a bit of unsweetened shredded coconut (I put a bit of that in my tuna salad).

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    My carbs are from veggies, sweet potatos, white rice, and occasionally berries.

    Primal is a low-er carb lifestyle. And yes, typically it's best to consume carbs pre and post workout. Check out LeanGains.

    The carb sources stated in the book include everything-as long as it's primal-veggies, potatoes, fruit (kept to a minimim if you're trying to lean out), dairy for some...
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    Hi Thanks for the reply

    I undertsand that rice is ok for a pwo meal, so I will prob try that to start with

    I am reading through the book, but its alot to try and take in at once I have to admit

    Jst a query though, in the book it states use lean cuts of meats etc, but on several recipes I see people eating bacon/pork etc and they arent what I'd consider lean meats, so are these ok to include daily?

    I am quite a fussy eater but i do love meat, so really want to try this way of living and see how/if I benefit

    I am just used to diets that require a certain amount of calories, from fats, protein and carbs, so trying to fully understand this diet, so I can get started, is there no need to count calories as long as carbs are in the right region?

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    If you're buying grass-fed, fattier cuts are great. Grain-fed, you should avoid the fat-either buy leaner cuts, or just don't eat the fat.
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    Carb sources, I use milk, potatoes, vegetables, and I put some sugar in my coffee in the morning, like The Great Mark Sisson.

    Post workout I'll down a gallon of milk.

    3. I have answered three in question 1, they are the same to me.

    Listen, I drink the milk because my goal is to become a beast monster, but this might not be your goal. Because milk is not really primal.

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    Thanks for the input, appreciate it

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    Pototoes, sweet potatoes, yams, as much fruit as I can eat, full fat Greek yogurt, occasional raw milk, occasional white rice. I no longer buy most of the fruit arguments - that fruit today is sweeter than it was thousands of years ago, or that the fructose in the fruit has any real negative impact for HEALTHY people. I haven't seen/read anything to convince me that fruit promotes weight gain at all, even from K. Harris who often compares fruit to candy... personally, I'm not buying it. It's a whole food with a lot more than just sugar in it. If anyone has something worth reading to suggest otherwise let me know

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    Quote Originally Posted by dado View Post

    Post workout I'll down a gallon of milk.
    Not trying to hijack the thread here, but I'm curious how that's working out for you. I'm trying to gain and have thought about trying this exact thing. Not really GOMAD but just a gallon post workout.

    Are you drinking a gallon of raw milk like the GOMAD guys recommend?

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