6 Pack Abs and Carbs?

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So right now I have been lifting for almost two years. I am 16 years old and I have a very low body fat percentage and a high metabolism.

All of my weight lifting friends have put me in the mindset that I need to follow their very intense eating plans (6 meals a day, mainly protein, very low carb intake). However, I really am getting sick of this kind of lifestyle. I come from a family that loves to make food and very large meals.

I was wondering, is it possible for me to eat more normally (I would still avoid soda, fast food, candy) and still have my well defined six pack (I would continue to run and workout)?

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Answer by C.j.
Yes it is very possible! Back in high school i ran track nd took a couple of weightlifting classes but aye just about any thing I wanted(no soda or candy though) nd kept my 6 pak.. Now that I’m in college running for NC State University I’m on amore stricter diet nd workout routine nd have moved up to a 8pak nd less than 8% body fat

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  1. gilligan346 says:

    Steve Reeves (look up pictures of him) would recommend that you eat three meals a day. He would drink protein shakes in between meals though.

    As long as you eat healthy food (no white pasta, rice, bread or hydrogenated oils) you’ll never overeat because your body will up on nutrients long before you do. Basically, when you get where you want to be you can raise carbs to maintenance level. I figure 60% carbs, 30% protein, and 10% fat. That’s what Steve Reeves recommeneded. If you are still wanting to gain mass, you have to eat more protein. .5 of oz. of protein is all that is required to maintain weight, but you need protein every 3 hours to maintain positive nitrogen balance to gain size.

  2. yes. i would still drink protein shakes after every workout, just to prevent muscle break-down, but as long as you’re doing both strength training and cardio, you shouldn’t have any problems at all being a 16-year-old boy with a high metabolism.

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