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Can i eat noodles if im trying to lose fat?

I’m an amateur boxer and i’m trying to lose about 4-5 kilos. My stomach and a little bit of my thighs have fat. Can i still eat noodles or no while i’m still in this diet phase?

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6 Responses to “Can i eat noodles if im trying to lose fat?”

  1. Audania said :

    You’ll definitely need to see a doctor or dietician for a REAL answer, but I thought carbs were out – proteins only. BUT DON’T QUOTE ME!!!

  2. Nihar said :

    1. eat noodles in moderation do not over eat them and prepare them with less oil and lots of fresh green vegetables
    2. eat lots of fruits, green vegetables, drink lots of water
    3. avoid junk food as much as possible

  3. Cindy in Texas said :

    The simple carbs in noodles trigger insulin. Insulin turns on the fat storage process & even if it’s not actually storing fat, being in the fat storage mode does not allow the body to release fat stores. It is possible to eat noodles & lose fat if you work out enough to burn up the glucose in your system.

    Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

    The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

    Carbohydrates trigger insulin, the fat storage hormone. Protein triggers the fat burning hormone glucagon.

    Low carb will help you gain lean tissue & trim excess fat *if* you don’t have a calorie deficit. A low calorie diet will definitely make you lose lean tissues.

    Studies have shown that some people can gain fat stores even on a semi starvation diet of 1000 calories a day – if it’s composition is high carb, low fat. So obviously, calories aren’t the key to fat loss.

    from the article below –

    Numerous current studies show that dieters who follow high-protein low-carb strategies–even plans with higher fat intake–lose more fat and maintain or gain more muscle mass than dieters who rely on higher carb diets.

    Yes, you read that right–many dieters actually gained muscle mass without working out, simply by eating a high-protein diet. This is due to several factors. First, amino acids from protein drive muscle growth. When you consume a high-protein meal, amino acids from the protein travel to muscle cells and actually initiate the processes that cause muscle growth.;col1

    If you eat protein without sufficient fuel calories from fats or carbs, then you convert dietary protein to fuel leaving no protein for cellular needs, forcing the body to catabolize it’s own lean tissues. Carbs may be optional, but fuel calories are not but they can come from fat or carbs, but not protein. There are not enough calories in fruits & vegs to fuel the body.

    If you don’t keep your calories high enough, the body will strip it’s own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone).

    Protein is a very inefficient fuel to use exclusively for long term & the byproducts of the conversion to fuel can be dangerous if they overwhelm the body faster than the body can clear out the nitrogen & ammonia.

    Just for example – Someone asked “what if” about a diet of 500g of pure protein (2000 calories a day)

    500g protein with no fat would be fatal. Fat is essential but protein without fat will cause diarrhea & then death. So this next bit is only hypothetically speaking.

    500g of protein only would turn the protein into a fuel source and not be able to be used for tissue repairs & cellular regeneration. So although you would think 500g of protein would be sufficient for these needs, it would be converted to a very inefficient fuel source with a dangerous buildup of nitrogen & ammonia (byproducts of gluconeogenesis). The body can handle some of these byproducts but not large quantities for long term. So in essence, all this protein would be processed as fuel and the body would STILL have to catabolize it’s own lean tissues for a protein source. 100% of the protein would be needed to convert to 58% glucose – it would be equal to fueling the body with 1160 calories of carbs and NO protein (IF your only ingestion was 2000 calories (500g) in pure protein).

    It’s confusing to eat SO much protein and have none bioavailable but your body requires FUEL calories (which can come from fat OR carbs or both) AND protein.

    BUT if you ate more than sufficient protein with more than sufficient dietary fat calories AND controlled carbs to less than 9grams per hour (Maximum carbs would be 144grams day or 576 calories) the balance of fuel calories would HAVE to be from dietary fats – at 9 calories per gram.

    As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow sex hormones (testosterone in males) & human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean tissue will be gained even without exercise.

    I highly recommend adding virgin coconut oil to your diet. All fats can be used for sustained energy, but coconut oil is the (only) fat that can be used for quick energy like a carb.

    It takes awhile to convert the body from being fueled by glucose to being fueled by fat but it does convert. It can take several weeks for the body to be able to compete athletically while using fat for fuel. The body does not become fat adapted though if "carb cycling" techniques are employed. Low carb marathon runners don't "hit the wall" with mid race fuel changeovers. It's not being fueled by fat that slows them down, it's the immediate fuel conversion period.

    This study:

    seems to suggest that after one has become fat adapted, endurance exercise performance returns to normal, but sprint performance remains poor. The suggested reason is that this type of exercise can not be fueled by fat, it must be fueled by glucose.

  4. Texas said :

    Only have them occasionally and in small servings when you do.

  5. The Bard said :

    Pasta is not bad to eat once in a while but should not be ate regularly. 1X per week in small amounts at the most. As an athlete you need a lot of carbs and protein. But don’t forget your most useful food to help in weight loss are fruits and veggies.

  6. skittles said :

    No, your body will burn the carbs before burning your fat. you need high protien, healthy fats and low carbs.


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