Start Weight:(03 Jun 10) 138.0 lb
Current Weight:(29 Jun 14) 148.0 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: an00bis's own diet
performance: losing 0.4 lb a week

FatSecret member since: 03 Jun 10

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an00bis's Cookbook

cals: 180kcal | fat: 8.73g | carbs: 9.20g | prot: 16.95g
Cheese & Asparagus Frittata
A low carb, quick, easy and delicious frittata.
cals: 467kcal | fat: 37.15g | carbs: 21.18g | prot: 17.87g
One Minute Flax Meal Muffin
A filling and versatile low carb muffin, ideal as a breakfast accompaniment.
cals: 195kcal | fat: 15.58g | carbs: 0.72g | prot: 12.16g
Egg and Sausage Muffins
The no excuse breakfast! These faux muffins are worthy of serving to guests.
cals: 304kcal | fat: 12.43g | carbs: 6.55g | prot: 40.16g
Cheesy Beef Bake
A quick toss-together and bake meal that's great for hungry families.
cals: 291kcal | fat: 25.54g | carbs: 1.61g | prot: 13.20g
Egg Crepes
Easy to make crepes that are lovely for breakfast with your favorite fillings.
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an00bis's Latest Posts

How much to train your stomach vs other muscle groups for a flat belly
RachK wrote:
In terms of fat loss steady state cardio is exactly what NOT to do. Long duration cardio will not give you a defined midsection. Really, diet is key. Exercise wise, focus on high intensity rather than duration. Also, resistance training is important - but not crunches (totally useless!) - think more like squats and deadlifts. They are much more effective at training your core.

I couldn't agree more.
posted 13 Dec 2013, 02:01
Is my diet wrong?
JasminEmerald wrote:
Especially if you're exercising. Different types of muscles will preferentially utilize certain sources over others, but it's pseudo-scientific to say "you'll burn carbs before fats".

Speaking of pseudo-scientific...

You're right, ATP bonds breaking into ADP provides your actual energy. Where does that ATP come from? Yes, lots of sources. The problem is, they don't really all fire at the same rate. Your available ATP fires first, but that only gives you minute amounts of energy. Then conversion processes such as the creatine cycle kick in to provide even more ATP. Afterward, glycogen is used to provide the next load of ATP for higher energy expenditures.


This is all fine for short, quick, intense bursts of energy. But the significant energy producing mechanisms in the body - those that allow us to use our muscles for longer and more intense periods - require the breakdown of the sugars in our bodies - glucose.


The next quickest energy source is your muscles, unfortunately. It's a catabolic affect known as the citric acid (or krebs) cycle.

My point is, muscles don't "prefer" sources. There is a set order of sources from which ATP is created, and carbs most definitely come before fats. As you can see in the ordering, glucose is the first, and quickest, food source to be converted to ATP (ignoring creatine supplementation, of course). It's not like my biceps use my ingested protein first while my abs break down dietary fat first.

Draglist is right on all counts. If you over-consume carbohydrates, you'll have an overabundance of glucose which the resultant insulin may turn into fat, depending on several other factors. Having said that, he is also very correct in saying that fibrous sources such as fruits and veggies should be kept over high glycemic load foods such as breads/sweets because the rate at which insulin is increased due to the fibrous food sources is much lower.

In short, the original poster's question is too broad to answer in a single forum post. However, I think Draglist has given a sound starting point in suggestion a reduction of low quality, high carb foods. The high fiber vegetables and fruits are fine, generally speaking.
posted 06 Dec 2013, 06:14
Does bread cause water retention?
It's true. 2.7g of water for every gram of carbohydrates is the average accepted quantity.

carbohydrate-rich foods may increase the water retention in your body. When you stop eating high-carb foods you’ll lose excess water through your kidneys.
posted 06 Oct 2013, 18:23
What happened?
I actually agree with you. If anyone else does, click the "contact" button on the bottom of the page and let them know. Hopefully they will listen.

As it is now, the food diary has the worst user interface of any diet website I've ever seen.
posted 26 Mar 2013, 02:34
Diablo360x wrote:
LOL at the books.

You may as well have said, "LOL AT THE FACTS!"

Look, whether or not you're capable of following a low carb diet isn't my business. You don't like it? Fine, do whatever.

I'm disagreeing with your "it doesn't matter where the calories come from" idea. Your oh-so-new article doesn't make one mention of various metabolic process that occur as a result of low carbing. So, yes, if overall you have a caloric deficit of X calories, and somehow you're managing to spare all your muscles regardless of the macronutrients, then it'll be the same. I'm saying your deficit (that X variable) is different as a result of the macronutrients you're eating. Your body expends MORE energy to process a macronutrient supply that is low in carbohydrates. Your body NEEDS carbohydrates, but it can make them from other macronutrients such as protein (see gluconeogenesis). This expends energy.

Thanks for bashing my studies without posting any actual ones of your own. The one from harvard was from 2003. Is that too old as well? Just wikipedia "low carb studies". There's a billion of them from whatever era you want. What's wrong with the 1965 one? Has the way we measure foods/calories changed since then? How about the way we interpret scientific data? Statistics? No.

As for your article: I'm sorry, but no matter how well worded an article is, if there's absolutely no sources listed, how can I believe it over something has tested results with P values I can calculate myself? It makes a ton of generalizations like, "even in obese people, the changes were small". Really? Show me the data and I'll decide for myself. Don't get me wrong, I hate snobby "your source sucks" people (ie, you) just as much as the next guy, but in this case, there really is no back up. I may as well write an article that disproves that one, and it'll be just as legitimate.
posted 25 Jul 2011, 08:49
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