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Unread 08-13-2015, 08:22 AM
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Just had online chat with Dr. Davis the author of Wheat Belly.

Me: Is it the general consensus here that we don't need carbs before exercise? If someone performs better with them what are the preferred sources?

Him: NOBODY performs better with carbs, Alexis, IF you have allowed the 6 week conversion period to occur--little to no carbs for 6 weeks. This is how long it takes to convert to efficient fat metabolism.

Is this true?
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Unread 08-13-2015, 09:12 AM
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He should try BJJ and see how many rounds he lasts.

I tried going very low carb for awhile (25-50g) and I'm positive I was ketogenic with the halitosis and all but besides LISS my body was pretty useless for anything else. I've seen some people argue online that it takes years to adapt but I could not risk functional health and performance with simple day to day activities to chase that adaptation for that long. YMMV.
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Unread 08-13-2015, 10:05 AM
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Just had online chat with Dr. Davis the author of Wheat Belly.

Me: Is it the general consensus here that we don't need carbs before exercise? If someone performs better with them what are the preferred sources?

Him: NOBODY performs better with carbs, Alexis, IF you have allowed the 6 week conversion period to occur--little to no carbs for 6 weeks. This is how long it takes to convert to efficient fat metabolism.

Is this true?
No.

There's way too much real world experience to the contrary to make the claim that NOBODY performs better with carbs.
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Unread 08-13-2015, 12:22 PM
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Wheat belly is the worst kind of nonsense.
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Unread 08-13-2015, 04:31 PM
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I've tried the low carb, high fat thing. My body did adapt to a certain extent. When I used to bicycle a lot, I noticed that my performance didn't suffer most of the time. But, I tried to climb a steep high, my low gear just wasn't there.

I decided to quit the diet, when I tested high for fasting glucose, in my annual exam. My A1c was borderline diabetic. I was eating very low carb at the time. Everything went back to normal once I resumed eating carbs.
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Keto can support low intensity activity.

That's about it and no amount of adaptation will change it.
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Just had online chat with Dr. Davis the author of Wheat Belly.

Me: Is it the general consensus here that we don't need carbs before exercise? If someone performs better with them what are the preferred sources?

Him: NOBODY performs better with carbs, Alexis, IF you have allowed the 6 week conversion period to occur--little to no carbs for 6 weeks. This is how long it takes to convert to efficient fat metabolism.

Is this true?
Same as the debate about PED's. If it gives a tangable benefit to the sport, you can pretty much guarantee all the top guys will be using it.

Are all the top athletes low carbers?
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Same as the debate about PED's. If it gives a tangable benefit to the sport, you can pretty much guarantee all the top guys will be using it.

Are all the top athletes low carbers?
Approximately zero plus or minus zero.
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Apparently a couple of NBA athletes (like the Lakers who added Cate Shannahan of paleo fame) are doing low-carb. Or so I've heard.
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Apparently a couple of NBA athletes (like the Lakers who added Cate Shannahan of paleo fame) are doing low-carb. Or so I've heard.
Sure they are. And basketball alternates very short ATP based activities with doing not a lot.

It doesn't change that 99% don't. But let's focus on 2.
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