Carb sensitive people.

  • Today is my Day 01. Great session at the gym. Lower Body work out, 40 mins.

    For lunch, I had a portion of PROTEIN (shrimp, 4 medium size)

    A serving of vegetable ( 1 cup baby lettuce )

    Here's the question, CARB. I had a serving of cooked vegetables (1 cup steamed broccoli, carrots and zucchini).

    Is it ok to use fruit/vegetable carbs instead of the starchy type?

    Oh, of course, I had a glass of yummy water. 

    Thank you all for your support and help. 

    love you all.


  • dragonmartini-I believe if you have enough of the carbs (around 20g) in veggie form, you will be fine; I'm not sure, I've always had brown rice or baked potato or oatmeal for my main meals.  For the "in between" meals it is a Myoplex Lite shake, an apple and ff yogurt.

    Make sure you are getting enough protein in your meals as well, do you know how much protein was in your 4 med shrimp?? Doesn't sound like a lot!

    Congrats on the workout!! You should be sore tomorrow-which is GOOD! :)

    DebMO :0)           Blessed to be a Blessing...

  • Dragonmartini if you are going to choose to limit your complex carbs and stick with veggies/fruit have both a piece of fruit and the veggies.  Be sure to watch for symptoms of fatigue and tiredness.  Definitely have oats or brown rice with your post workout protein as your body needs to refuel glycogen, plus it's primed and ready to quickly burn the calories.

    Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right ~ Henry Ford

    Michelle Simpson ~2009 Body-for-LIFE Champion 46+ Catagory

  • Brown rice is your friend :)

  • im carb sensitive but I think I messed up today. I've been regularly working out and following the plan and limiting my carbs to just the carbs from vegetables. But today I slipped and had chinese boneless spare ribs. I've been trying to find out the carb content of those online and I cant find it anywhere. As long as they arent over 70 carbs I'l be ok, and I highly doubt they were that high anyway. But I'm now just worried that I've completely messed up the past 4 days I spent cutting carbs down to a minimum. It probably sounds silly to think that one day destroyed 4 days worth of work right?

  • I wondered if one bad day ruins a couple or few days I was good.

    Everyone is different in how their chemistry and metabolism processes.

    When, I know I boo boo'd, or had a weak moment, I spend a few more minutes on the elliptical/treadmill/stairmaster/bicycle.

    I have taken up spinning class once a week with my aerobic.

    So, the basic principle is to do something to offset. Put back what was taken away, or take away what was put back ...

    Ideally, it is just going to be better to stick to an accurate meal plan.

    I don't think the boneless spare ribs set you back.

    Hang in there, just keep at it.

    I find I am getting more regimented and precise as each week goes by.

    Practice makes perfect.

    "What you put in, is what you are going to get back."

    - Terry

  • In my humble opinion most people that are "carb sensative" are more wheat/gluten sensative.  I also think that to rely on the carbs in veggies only to sustain BFL workouts can back fire.  Try having one small 4 oz red potato boiled to your meals.  You will be amazed at how much better you feel.  

    I'm not sure where the concept of cutting carbs out has gotten so popular on this forum, but it's so not a part of the BFL plan.

    Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right ~ Henry Ford

    Michelle Simpson ~2009 Body-for-LIFE Champion 46+ Catagory