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    ok I've been on a low carb diet for about 6months and lost alot of weight and gone from a 42cm waist to a 32, im now at a point where i want to eat things like potatoes cakes rice and other carb stuff which i havent for 6months.

    if i start going to the gym and running/biking can i start eating carbs again? thanks
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    (Original post by JesusRevived)
    ok I've been on a low carb diet for about 6months and lost alot of weight and gone from a 42cm waist to a 32, im now at a point where i want to eat things like potatoes cakes rice and other carb stuff which i havent for 6months.

    if i start going to the gym and running/biking can i start eating carbs again? thanks
    i've spent a lot of time researching low carb diets for myself, so the answer in plain absolute terms is no, you might gain back some initial weight as carbs absorb a lot of water and will make you heavier but that is just water, continue exercising


    however do eat in moderation and remember why you went low carb in the first place

    big big NOTE- if on low carb you ended up wrecking your insulin system or metabolism you may find yourself putting on tremendous amounts of weight but this is very rare.


    happy carb eating, just eat them complex and un refined
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    no, you've got a carbs banhammer for life

    32 cm waist? lolwut

    your diet sounds a mess tbh OP
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    i was following the atkins diet but didnt really stick to it most days (not in a bad way) sometimes i had less then 10g of carbs per day

    i really wanna start eating carbs again =[
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    From a common sense point of view (rather than medical or anything)
    surely up your daily carbs progressively and see what happens with your weight - so maybe for next week try 20, then 30, then 40 etc and see where the balance lies for weight gain/acceptable diet
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    (Original post by Vozhak)
    big big NOTE- if on low carb you ended up wrecking your insulin system or metabolism you may find yourself putting on tremendous amounts of weight but this is very rare.
    Where on earth did you read that? Low carb diets are a great way of reversing insulin resistance. As for 'wrecking your metabolism' again, very questionable.

    (Original post by JesusRevived)
    ok I've been on a low carb diet for about 6months and lost alot of weight and gone from a 42cm waist to a 32, im now at a point where i want to eat things like potatoes cakes rice and other carb stuff which i havent for 6months.

    if i start going to the gym and running/biking can i start eating carbs again? thanks
    Whether you're aware of it or not by going on a low carb diet you significantly cut your calorific intake and that was the driving force behind your weight loss. If you want to start eating more carbohydrates without gaining large amounts of weight you've got to exhibit moderation and/or balance out what you eat with plenty of exercise.
 
 
 
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