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    confused bout carbs

    Am reading the book and am now confused after reading a few threads about bodybuilding on here, I thought the whole idea of PB is not to eat foods like rice etc and stick with meat, veg, fruit and fat. Can a skinny guy NOT bulk up with the PB diet??? How did the cavemen do it? They didn't have rice and wheat. I've tried the conventional bodybuilding diets eating heaps of wholegrains, some meat, heaps of veg, fruit and some fat, don't get bigger, just end up with uncomfortable digestion, bloating and abdominal fat...

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    Cavemen, and Women had muscles with a functional purpose.
    Bodybuilding is about vanity, not functionality.

    You need to move, lift, run, sprint, walk, squat, etc.
    The more energy you burn, the more carbs you can consume without ill effect

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    I'm of the opinion you should bulk up using meat and sweet potatoes, and butter!

    Tried the modern carb-up advice and experienced what you experienced; no point, just waist fat. Bulking with foods rich in stuff we need like protein, fat, and vitamins seems like the best way to build muscle while not adding waist fat.

    I don't understand why people would want to pile on a bunch of carbo-waist fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimchiNinja View Post
    I'm of the opinion you should bulk up using meat and sweet potatoes, and butter!

    Tried the modern carb-up advice and experienced what you experienced; no point, just waist fat. Bulking with foods rich in stuff we need like protein, fat, and vitamins seems like the best way to build muscle while not adding waist fat.

    I don't understand why people would want to pile on a bunch of carbo-waist fat.
    This shit is becoming worse than anything conventional wisdom says about saturated fat, sodium, etc;

    Here, let me n=1 !! !!111 for you:

    I eat 400g+ carbs every single day. I'm 6'3 and 150lbs with no waist fat whatsoever. I'm not really that physically active. Carbs do not make you fat, period. Also, you don't need fat, or protein any more than you need carbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derpamix View Post
    This shit is becoming worse than anything conventional wisdom says about saturated fat, sodium, etc;

    Here, let me n=1 !! !!111 for you:

    I eat 400g+ carbs every single day. I'm 6'3 and 150lbs with no waist fat whatsoever. I'm not really that physically active. Carbs do not make you fat, period. Also, you don't need fat, or protein any more than you need carbs.
    What kind of carbs do you eat that amount to 400g?
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    Word x3 to not on the rug, yodiewan and Darz

    @Richard Seekins: fruit(particular fondness for dates) and fruit juices, milk, white sugar, mexican coke, some ice cream before sleep, etc;
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derpamix View Post
    Word x3 to not on the rug, yodiewan and Darz

    @Richard Seekins: fruit(particular fondness for dates) and fruit juices, milk, white sugar, mexican coke, some ice cream before sleep, etc;
    That's not exactly palio is it? Each to their own, but I'm wondering why you feel the need to frequent this site?
    Caution! My replies may contain traces of nuts!. My posts are just my opinion based on my experience with the primal way of life, there is no assurance it will work with others in the same way.

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    Basically you have to find a formula that works for you Danhaych. Eat good carbs (20 percent) no processed foods or grains, good fat (50%, coconut oil to cook with, grass fed butter, olive oil etc.), and protein (30%, fish, beef, chicken, pork, grass fed and wild caught if possible). This is more or less my formula, I don't count calories only watch carbs. I am 5'10" and weigh 175lb which is where I want to be. Some folks have different metabolisms and can eat more carbs without increasing weight. I don't, nor do I want to look like a gaunt guitarist for the sex pistols, so I watch what I eat.

    It's your choice and you will find what works for you with a little tweaking, just be healthy and happy! Peace...5x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derpamix View Post
    This shit is becoming worse than anything conventional wisdom says about saturated fat, sodium, etc;

    Here, let me n=1 !! !!111 for you:

    I eat 400g+ carbs every single day. I'm 6'3 and 150lbs with no waist fat whatsoever. I'm not really that physically active. Carbs do not make you fat, period. Also, you don't need fat, or protein any more than you need carbs.
    This is nonsensical. Could you eat 400g of any macronutrient and not gain weight? The answer is probably yes. That doesn't say that carbs don't make people fat, it says that no macronutrient category makes YOU fat.

    Applying your specific situation to 5 billion people is one of the most nonsensical fallacies of all time.

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    Are you confusing grains with carbs? While idea if PB is to avoid grains, not carbs.

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