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Discordian Recipes / Re: Secret of Atkins diet revealed.
« on: September 24, 2009, 02:14:21 am »
Low Carb Diets

In the later stages of a fat loss phase, I will do some carb manipulation/cycling. However, that is very individualized and beyond the scope of this article.

Manipulating carb consumption and cutting carbs all together are two very different things.


Here are some basic facts on carbs:

- The human body is fueled by glucose. All foods must be converted into glucose before they can be used as fuel.

- Carbohydrates are more easily converted into glucose than protein or fat, and are considered to be the body's "preferred" source of energy and the brain's essential source of energy.

- Glucose is stored in blood, muscles and the liver as glycogen


- 1 gram of glycogen holds 2.4 grams of water


Since glycogen holds over double its weight in water, it's no wonder why people who cut carbs lose so much weight so fast. It's more likely that they lost mostly water weight.


This is why just using the scale to gauge your progress is a bad idea.


You burn glycogen throughout the day, and eating carbs simply refuels your tank. If all of a sudden you stop refilling the tank, your body still needs a source of fuel for the brain. So your body will make its own glycogen by breaking down muscle tissue. Again, not good!


Finally, cutting carbs will cause you to go into a state of Ketosis, which is when you have an abnormal amount of ketone bodies in the blood. Ketone bodies help feed the brain.


Most medical resources regard ketosis as a physiological state associated with chronic starvation.


Ketosis is regarded as a crisis reaction of the body due to a lack of carbohydrates in the diet. Ketosis would thus be a dangerous (potentially life-threatening) state which unnecessarily stresses the liver and causes destruction of muscle tissues.


The other issue with cutting carbs is that when you do finally eat carbs, your body has no idea how to process them and will immediately turn them into triglycerides, which is a fatty acid. Put simply, your body forgets how to use carbs and will immediately store them as fat.

Apple Talk / Re: "The worst forum on the internet"
« on: June 27, 2009, 05:15:34 am »
So does lumberjim

no.  i post and then delete my stupid shit, and then i come back and troll, and then i magically earn pariah status because of a big ole pile of lies and innuendo , and then i stop posting again, and then i get drunk one night and decide to look in again, and then i fucking post again for some reason.  it's just plain wrong at heart.

PD: it's truly the worst stinking pit of despair and self loathing available, without actually applying electrical tape to your nipples, on the internet.


Literate Chaotic / Re: The dumpster
« on: June 11, 2009, 03:52:18 am »
felt that

Apple Talk / Re: Roger
« on: April 24, 2009, 07:35:57 pm »
get better, you plick.

Bring and Brag / ...
« on: March 02, 2009, 12:28:06 am »

Bring and Brag / ...
« on: February 27, 2009, 05:40:27 am »

Or Kill Me / ...
« on: February 17, 2009, 03:32:59 am »

Or Kill Me / The Drunken Rant Thread
« on: February 14, 2009, 03:56:30 am »
shit balls.

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