Originally Posted by dmiller21283
since its easier to break down carbs than protein, should I cut back on protein and take in more carbs? to me this seems logical. Carbs are easily converted to energy and will burn quickly where as protein takes longer to break down and is the building block of muscle.
The reason for the gut is bad carbs. Trust me, I've bulked up too.. eating macaroni and cheese, cheese burgers, grilled cheeses (they all have white bread or proccessed grain if you see what I'm sayin.) I still added a lot of mass and strength on that diet but dude thats where the belly came from. Not that I'm trying to offend you but people would lecture me on good and bad carbs but it took me like a year to fully understand.
If you eat a slice of white bread, it gets in your system quick and doesn't burn long.
If you eat a piece of brown bread it stays in your system longer which means it's burning longer.
This is ideal for losing weight and before you train so that you are constantly being fueled with energy
. Now what happens when it burns longer is that it increases your metabolism. So you want to constantly be fueling your body
all day (6 meals) if you wanna lose weight.
And you shouldn't categorize protein and carbs as two different things it doesn't rly make sense, it depends on the food. I would recommend HIGH PROTEIN/LOW CARB so cut a lot of carbs out. And if you eat carbs make sure its whole wheat or google a list of complex carbs, no simple carbs like sugar, gatorade,pop, etc. And no carbs for dinner if your serious about losing weight. And with the other part if your taking protein shakes they absorb into your body very fast not slow. So stack up on the whey and eggs. It'll get you cut, trust me.
Please don't mind the bold letters I was just trying to make this as simple as possible.