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Doctor insights on: Why Are Carbs Bad When Trying To Get Lean

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Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more


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Why might I not be losing weight on the bowflex body leanness plan?

Why might I not be losing weight on the bowflex body leanness plan?

Not enough time: The most common cause is that people give up too quickly because they become discouraged. Base success on the number of months using the bowflex rather than pounds lost. ...Read more

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To achieve tone, sculpted muscles, and overall leanness, is it better to do isolated workouts or a full body work out?

To achieve tone, sculpted muscles, and overall leanness, is it better to do isolated workouts or a full body work out?

2 Different Goals: For overall leanness, you must reduce body fat. This requires a diet that is relatively low in carbodydrates because carbs are stored in the body as triglycerides (also known as fat) for sculpted muscles you need to isolate and work out those particular muscles so that they hypertrophy (grow). ...Read more

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I am a boxer & have trouble losing body fat, will i get lean by eating 1.5g of protein per pound of body weight & about 150g of carbs per day?

I am a boxer & have trouble losing body fat, will i get lean by eating 1.5g of protein per pound of body weight & about 150g of carbs per day?

High protein diet: With low carb, at least no simple carbs, minimum good carbs initially will be good idea. And as you know, train aerobic and anaerobically daily. After weight lifting a good supplement of 30-40 gr of whey protein will be a good idea. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will eating these http://www.Womenshealthmag.Com/fitness/abs-diet-quickstart-meal-plan and exercising help me get flat abs. Thought carbs were bad.

Will eating these http://www.Womenshealthmag.Com/fitness/abs-diet-quickstart-meal-plan and exercising help me get flat abs. Thought carbs were bad.

Weight loss is : Necessary to lose fat in the abdominal area. They indicated "almonds and other nuts, beans and other legumes, spinach and other green vegetables, dairy (low-fat), instant oatmeal, eggs, turkey and other lean meats, peanut butter, olive oil, whole-grain breads and cereals, extra-protein (whey) powder, raspberries and other berries." heavy, junk carbs are not good. There is no such thing as spot >. ...Read more

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I was just on a low carb diet and was constipated. Since ending the diet, which lasted a month, my gas has smelled really bad. Will it get better?

Not necessarily: The gas may be from one of the foods you are eating. Try eliminating one food at a time and see if gas goes away. If it does, try the food again to see if it comes back to know for sure. ...Read more

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What can I do to get carbs while trying to lose weight?

What can I do to get carbs while trying to lose weight?

Whole, Fresh Sources: Emphasize fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes (beans), leafy greens and whole grain sources of carbohydrates. Whole food sources that are eaten raw or steamed are preferred. Avoid highly processed carbohydrates, as well foods with highly refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup and high glycemic load. ...Read more