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Why do bodybuilders eat carbs before a competition..Seems like they should be doing protein?
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Dr. Touraj Shafai
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In brief: High carb diet
Actually a high comlex carbohydrate diet is recommended before any sterenous exercise, such as running a marathon.
Complex carbohydrates like pastas are different from simple carbohydrate like sugar because they are metabolized slowly to provide sustained energy that is needed for ptolonged, sterenous exercise. Proteins are not a good source of energy.

In brief: High carb diet
Actually a high comlex carbohydrate diet is recommended before any sterenous exercise, such as running a marathon.
Complex carbohydrates like pastas are different from simple carbohydrate like sugar because they are metabolized slowly to provide sustained energy that is needed for ptolonged, sterenous exercise. Proteins are not a good source of energy.
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