Low Fat vs Low Carb

Discussion in 'General Weight Loss Discussion' started by sup3r_man, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. DungeonDweller

    DungeonDweller Senior Member

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    There is a lot of medicine and science, studies, experiments, data on how our bodies work, how and when we build muscle, lose fat, etc. But when my head starts spinning I just think of the caveman... what makes sense for a caveman's body to do in a situation. If a caveman is starving but still straining his muscles the last place the body is going to sap nutrients is his muscles. What that says for less important organs like, say, the brain, I don't know.
     
  2. shortz

    shortz Beard of Knowledge VIP

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    Genetically, we differ a lot from cavemen. This is one reason why the whole paleo thing is so silly. Cavemen also didn't have near as much muscle mass as we do as weight lifters. Caevman were likely short, small framed, agile, and built more for running and survival.
     
  3. DungeonDweller

    DungeonDweller Senior Member

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    I agree, its an oversimplification. But I think some things in the animal kingdom can be generalized, even if not understood why.

    Sometimes I need simple... I'm not a doctor and only interested in enough biology/physiology/nutrition to be a successful lifter/bodybuilder.
     
  4. CFM

    CFM VIP Member

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    One person may thrive on a vegan diet whereas another cannot maintain let alone feel or look healthy on the same diet. Some folks genetically require more carbs, some more fats. I have, based on multiple cuts, bulks and various diets learned from my own experience I require fats over carbs (generally speaking).

    No one size fits all.
     

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