Heck mate you must be CREEPING when you get on the bike due to chronic glucose exhaustion lol!
Actually, no. But thanks for asking.
If carbs are so bad how come ALL the worlds top athletes rely on them?
You mean Team Sky's notoriously low carb intake? This isn't the '80s anymore, dude. People have progressed.
However, where did I suggest that carbs are bad? Reading comprehension issues on your end, is that it?
I specifically mentioned the need and preference for carbs pre
-ride, and during
. Something difficult to understand about that? I just have no need for excessive carbs at any other time. In fact, excessive carb intake at any other time is actually detrimental to me. You see, I rely on carbs too. But only at specific times, as stated.
I had a mate who did the atkins diet for about a week.
Well, gee whiz. So which of you knows less about Atkins, you or him?
Atkins isn't something that you can "do for a week." Your blind ignorance on the topic is laughable. The Atkins program starts with a severely reduced carb intake for a period of usually 2 to 3 weeks. This is to compensate for the extremely high-carb diet that many people find themselves on, and have been unwittingly following for much of their lives (this goes back to the period before Atkins became spoken of in the mainstream, and many people were simply unaware of their own carb intake, or how it might affect them for good or bad).
After that initial phase, carbs are then methodically reintroduced to one's diet, with a new-found awareness of the affects they can have. This requires at least a few weeks to determine how much, or how littles is necessary. I'm sorry if you and your friend have too little patience for some things, but this is just how it works. Suggesting that one could "do Atkins in a week" and then draw conclusions from the failed attempt, would be akin to some saying, "I tried running for a week, but it made my legs sore, so I quit. It obviously has no benefit."
I don't understand your logic. You only eat certain yoghurts because they are low sugar but then you go eat high sugar ice cream during a binge?
You fail to understand many things, mostly due to your willful ignorance on the topic of nutrition. First of all, the term "binge" is all yours. I eat low sugar yogurts to reduce my daily carb intake, because doing so is beneficial to me. That point that I was making, and that you chose to ignore, was that when maintaing a low-carb diet on a regular basis, and achieving my desired race weight, I can then, on occasion, indulge in whatever the hell I like, and not suffer any unwanted weight gain. I might do this only once or month or so, or maybe twice in one week, or maybe only once every four months! But as long as return to my low-carb routine, and adhere to it with some diligence, then I am none the worse for my pleasant indulgence. And by sticking to my low carb routine, I never have those irresistible cravings
for carbs. My choices become more about my wants and simple pleasures, as opposed to any perceived needs that are typically associated with craving and/or food addictions. But I realize that this might be a complex issue for you to understand.
The reason for the binge is the body is glucose exhausted and then demands it get some sugars to restock glycogen.
In my case, the "reason for the binge" has nothing whatsoever to do with glucose exhaustion. It has everything to do with the fact that I really do enjoy a good burger (with bacon!), some craft beer, and quality ice cream. See that? Science!