Carbs


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Summary of Carbs

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and answers regarding Carbs

Q: How are carbohydrates converted into fat deposits?

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Q: What should I eat for weight loss?

A: When it comes to weight loss, the most important factor is eating less. When you consume less calories than you spend you will lose weight and the diet that helps you lose weight best will be the one that allows you to consume less calories without causing much distress or lethargy.

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Q: Will carbs make me fat?

A: They can if you eat more calories than you should be eating, which is definitely a concern as carbohydrates are disconnected from the sensation of fullness in some people (preceding overeating). Inherently though, carbs do not cause more fat gain than the caloric load suggests

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Q: Is it better to do aerobic exercise fasted?

A: Fasted cardio uses more fatty acids while exercising, but over the long term has negligible fat loss benefits. Fasted vs fed has little effect on performance except when nearing maximal effort.

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"Carbs," Examine.com, published on 24 September 2018, last updated on 24 September 2018, http://examine.com/topics/carbs/