Tag Archives: Carb Confusion

BF Basics: Carb Confusion (Part Five)

Making it all work on YOUR plan  One of the most common questions I see new post-ops ask is “how many carbs a day should I eat?” The tricky thing about this is that it’s not a “one size fits all” question. The number of carbs YOU should eat a day and the number I should eat can (and probably will) …

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BF Basics: Carb Confusion (Part Four)

Carbs and Fiber: YOU do the math…  You ever notice we WLS folk have NO problem talking about poo? Seriously. It’s an acceptable topic of conversation no matter where you are or what you are doing. So long as you are talking to other post-ops that is. It can (and has been) even discussed around the dinner table. Why …

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BF Basics: Carb Confusion (Part three)

A Time for Every Carb…  Let me tell you a little story about one of my first post-op experiences in the gym. I was on the treadmill. I was walking fast (or fast for me at the time). There was wind in my hair, sweat on my face and then all of a sudden…the room got very, very dim …

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BF Basics: Carb Confusion (Part two)

Simple vs. Complex: Why it’s not that simple… Most sources will tell you that there are two different kinds of carbohydrates — simple and complex. I don’t like that explanation, mainly because it sets us up with an “either/or” method of thinking that has led to some characterizing carbs as “good” (complex) versus “bad” (simple). Folks, it’s just not that …

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BF Basics: Carb Confusion (Part One)

So What the Hell is a Carb Anyway?  Ok, do you want the textbook definition or the practical one? Let’s start with the former. Here are the two best definitions I could find on what a carbohydrate is: A carbohydrate is an organic compound with the general formula Cm(H2O)n, that is, consisting only of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, the …

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