I was wondering, you know , when theres a talk about carbing up/ carb loading and so on, does it matter where the carbs come from ? ( as in, whether its from vegetables or grain based food like rice, pastas etc…) I’ll give you my case study as an example. I was at 120 kg quite a bit of muscle, but good deal of fat aswell, so decided to try and lose some fat.
been training for a bout 6 years, mostly according to powerlifting template. For the first few weeks ate nothing but chicken and protein shakes, some fruit. After a few weeks introduced vegetables, currently I’m eating around a kilo or more veggies a day. Everything’s going ok, and i slimed down and currently at 107 kg. Im pretty comfortable with my current state,
so feel like experimenting a bit. few days ago I got an idea about trying to carb up and just see how I feel/ look , so thought about introducing rice as a source of carbs, but then it hit me, that vegetables have carbs aswell ( duh, obviously ) so I’m thinking now, if I consume at least a kg of veggies a day, that’s about 100 g of carbs allready. So my question goes like this: Is getting carbs from vegetables the same as getting carbs from grain food ? You know how they say a calorie is a calorie, well, can the same be applied in this case? A carb is a carb ( obviously I’m not talking about carbs from junk food ).
Sorry for the long post guys and thanks in advance for any input…