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Carbs

Okay so first off you don’t need carbs. I want to get that out there and nail my flag to the nutritional pole before I embark upon this entry. There is no neccessity for the carb in your diet. There is a dependence on them in modern life to fill your calorific needs of your circa 2000 kcals per day, but you don’t need them as such. Now I understand this, I accept this, but I also accept that I love chocolate, pizzas, sandwiches and pasta dishes. With that as a given, I’d like to also point out that I currently can not eat carbs. I stood on the scales on Thursday night and the weight is not coming off. There are a few reasons for this. Firstly I think I have more muskles than last time out, which means I’m heavier, and secondly there was a good period there when I was dropping a kg a week and things looked good, so I relaxed a bit and I’m paying for it now.

The main reason is that I am not very good with dates, and also I’m 30. I’ll explain. I fought in 2007 at 77kgs. I cut easy with no water weight that time. Then in late 07 I busted myself up pretty badly, contracostal seperation, broken ribs, torn intercostals and many weeks out of training right into mid 2008. Then in July 08 I was looking for another 77kg match and couldn’t get an opponent so took a match at middleweight 84kgs. The some more persistent injuries meant another period out of action. Now I’m back and fighting at Tribal Warfare next weekend. Why the history lesson? Well, it just means that the last time I weighed 77kgs was two years ago. So it was a bit thick of me to expect to suddenly be 77kgs easily I think. I’m in good nick without being totally shredded right now and I don’t really care about that anyway. So I may just have to visit the sauna after all, but I’ll try the diet and hyperhydration first to see where that leaves me.

Oh and I have a head cold.

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7 thoughts on “Carbs

  1. Barry best of luck with dropping the weight, BTW your brain runs on glucose .whether or not you actually need to eat carbs but then again I’ve never tried .Looking forward to the new place.

    Posted by garrett | March 21, 2009, 11:06 am
  2. Good luck with the fight!Things were easier in the 80s. No one knew what a carb was.

    Posted by paul d'wonderful | March 21, 2009, 1:47 pm
  3. Indded it does Garret but you don’t have to get that from eating carbs. Also your brain can run on ketones. Sort of like running on unleaded which everyone know is better for the environment.

    Posted by Barry Oglesby | March 21, 2009, 5:27 pm
  4. True but are you a reanault megane or a ford mustang ?Seriously though how long does it take you typically to feel alllright on a very low carb diet. Other people I know that’ve done it complained of headaches, nausea inability to focus and basic deterioration of performance for about 10 days when things levelled out again and performance returned to previous levels.

    Posted by garrett | March 21, 2009, 6:32 pm
  5. I’m actually not bad because I don’t really go in for carbs in a huge way anyway. At the moment I’m a bit high because I was bold and had some Malteasers after two really good days eating and training today. I’m genuinely high by the way my leg is shaking and all from the sugar rush. I’m honestly not sure of the actual science, I’ll have to go and reread the books but I think it’s your body getting used to drawing glucose from different sources. If it has a ready supply in your food it will take the easy way out, but when you starve it of that supply the liver turns to your stored body fat.All of that is “if I remember correctly”Anyway post training weight today 80.2kgs which is perfick.

    Posted by Barry Oglesby | March 21, 2009, 11:38 pm
  6. good stuff

    Posted by garrett | March 22, 2009, 12:59 am
  7. death to carbs :-)So when do i get my t-shirt man? ;-)Bryan

    Posted by Bryan kavanagh | April 4, 2009, 5:37 pm

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