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Old 07-13-2011, 01:01 AM   #31
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Default Re: First More Fat, Less Carbs, Than More Carbs?


A good watch in the subject of diets. Dr. Gardner has been leading the field for some time. His research has shown that about half the population is predisposed to respond well to a high carb low fat diet like Ornish, and about half to a low carb high fat diet, like Atkins. There really is no such thing as high and low protein. This 50/50 breakdown is why few studies have been able to show that any "fad" diets actually work. What works for half the people doesn't work for the other half and the ultimate conclusion of the study is no effect because the two sides cancel each other out. Dr. Gardner noticed the large deviation in his original numbers and dug a little deeper asking the question 'why did some respond so well and some so poorly?'
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:32 AM   #32
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Fats can be a good source of energy aslong as your body adapts to using it as its primary source of fuel....fine for everyday activity and even light to moderate exercise like jogging etc.

But its my opinion that carbs are essential for training at the sort of intensity boxing requires. The body simply cant process fats fast enough to provide enough energy for high intensity work like you see in boxing, whereas carbs provide an easily accessible source (glycogen) which can even be used in the absence of oxygen (unlike fats).....

So technically you could train using fats as your main source of fuel but you will be putting yourself at a massive disadvantage
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