Do carbohydrate foods really make you gain weight?
Topic: Do carbohydrate foods really make you gain weight?
September 20, 2019 / By Kilie Question:
I eat pretty healthy, but carbs are my weekness!!! I'm obsessed with bread haha. But I'm trying to lose weight so should I try to limit them more?? (btw I only drink water, don't eat red meat, fast food, fried food (except fries), and only 1200 calories a day) Will carbs still prevent me from losing weight even though I cut out a lot of other bad stuff?
Best Answers: Do carbohydrate foods really make you gain weight?
Jane | 7 days ago
well,i have some suggestions to lose weight
go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food
after 7 p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on
your initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If
you don't eat wheat then you don't eat all those sticky, fatty goey
cakes, you don't eat junk food, and you don't eat biscuits. But your
diet is still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to
calculate points or to buy special meals or plans.
good luck,my friend
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Originally Answered: what are carbohydrate foods and protein foods?
There are thousands of foods and millions of recipes - there is no way to list them all.
The basics are this:
Foods that are mostly/all protein are: all meats, eggs and fish.
Foods that are mostly/all carbohydrate: all sugar, all refined (white) flour, rice and other grains. Fruits.
All other foods are a combination of the two. For example, all vegetables contains carb and a small amount of protein. Beans, peas and lentils also contain carbs but more protein.
Those are the basics.
But for you to learn this like you need to know - pick up a small carb/protein gram book at the bookstore or grocery store. There are "hidden" carbs and hidden protein in just about every food. If you are going to want to limit or focus on either of those - you need to start looking them up for yourself so you get used to what different foods contain.
There is no quick way to learn all of that.
Also - be sure you are monitoring how may fat grams you are eating. High protein foods are often high in fat (like meat) and it is easy to go over board on the fat and end up gaining weight.
If you are doing this to lose weight - just watching carbs will not do it - you need to figure out how many calories you need to eat in a day in order to lose weight and keep track of those. WHen losing weight - counting calories is much more important than counting carbs or protein.
It depends on how much you are exercising. If you don't use the carbs you eat, then they turn into fat and store onto your body, making you gain weight.
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Absolutely. As long as you have carbs to use for energy, you won't use anything else. Then excess carbs will be stored as fat. Don't count calories, just eat less than 20 grams of carbs a day. Your body will start using fat for energy. You will lose weight. Try it for two weeks and see what happens.
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carry five grocery bags from the car to the kitchen and put the food away take out the trash wash the dishes and wipe down the kitchen counter
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The person who responded before me is so off. The carbs get converted to glucose. If there is a lot of glucose the liver and muscles store it as glycogen, BUT if there is too much glucose for the liver to handle the glucose is stored long term as fat.
Carbohydrates are essential for gaining and losing weight. If you do not eat enough carbs you will have no energy, and your body will try to store the fat as long as it can if you do not intake enough calories. Lower carbs by a bit.
BTW if you only eat 20 grams of carbs a day you are an absolute idiot.
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♥LULU LUVR♥ 1200 cals a day should make you loose weight - thats about 800 less than norm. Carbs dont make you keep weight on. Hey, if you want fried foods - do them at home in a deep fryer and use healthy oils (you need them as well)
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Originally Answered: If I eat 4,000 calories per day but 0 grams carbohydrate, do you think I'll gain weight?
Yes. Surplus calories are surplus calories, right? 1500 extra calories, whether they are from protein, fat or carbohydrates, are still 1500 extra calories.
I think you knew the answer, so why ask the question? Is this a social experiment to see what people would say? Like maybe to prove how people have been brainwashed by the low-carb fad...