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    Bananas

    I generally have 3 bananas a day, does the carb intake from them count towards my macros?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hsvcraig View Post
    I generally have 3 bananas a day, does the carb intake from them count towards my macros?
    this question calls to mind a question of my own:

    what explanation did u work out in ur head, logically, to convince urself the answer to your question could be "no"??
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    ^^ lol 405. Potassium cancels out the carbs maybe?

    I can't eat bananas too often anymore. Only because I can't fuking stop eating them. It's like desert for me. So once a week I'll get a few bananas. Usually they're gone by the time I get home. Zero discipline with bananas.
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    One a day in post workout shake for me. Delicious.

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    Any macro molecule you consume over the course of the day should be tallied up. If you eat a banana, you're ingesting carbohydrates; why wouldn't they count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    ^^ lol 405. Potassium cancels out the carbs maybe?

    I can't eat bananas too often anymore. Only because I can't fuking stop eating them. It's like desert for me. So once a week I'll get a few bananas. Usually they're gone by the time I get home. Zero discipline with bananas.
    im a big fan of the banana too!

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    i cant eat them! they give me heart burn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sfla80 View Post
    One a day in post workout shake for me. Delicious.
    Me too!!

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    No. Bananas have magical macros that don't count. Everybody knows this (especially the anorexic monkey population).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonaparte
    No. Bananas have magical macros that don't count. Everybody knows this (especially the anorexic monkey population).
    I bananas! I am off to buy me a banana tree! Yippee!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat

    I bananas! I am off to buy me a banana tree! Yippee!!!
    Be careful, those things are hard to get rid of once you plant them in the ground, but there is nothing like pickin ya own bananas!

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    Bananas don't count? That thought is one banana short of a bunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by --->>405<<--- View Post
    this question calls to mind a question of my own:

    what explanation did u work out in ur head, logically, to convince urself the answer to your question could be "no"??
    Lmfao you just said more eloquently exactly what I was thinking.

    Maybe clean or natural food sources don't actually count toward daily caloric intake?

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    I still want to hear from the OP and where this idea came from...
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite
    I still want to hear from the OP and where this idea came from...
    Maybe he thought fruit carbs were special...

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    ^^ lol 405. Potassium cancels out the carbs maybe?

    I can't eat bananas too often anymore. Only because I can't fuking stop eating them. It's like desert for me. So once a week I'll get a few bananas. Usually they're gone by the time I get home. Zero discipline with bananas.
    Bake 2 bananas in an oven for about 10 minutes

    peal off skin and put bananas in a bowl

    in a pot heat up some cream and condensed milk, pour over bananas

    enjoy

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    ^ I hate you. Now I have to go get macro-free bananas.
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    Your good if you get the diet organic bananna from Atlantis! Zero carbs. ^^They are SPECIAL!!^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    ^ I hate you. Now I have to go get macro-free bananas.
    And macro-free cream and condensed milk


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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    ^ I hate you. Now I have to go get macro-free bananas.
    This thread is a Godsend. I am shopping tomorrow...banana party! I am searching now to see if there is such a thing as magic micro ice cream so I can have a split.
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    Why did I think that? Because a while ago I posted I love bananas can I use these as a main source for carbs and I was told its a bad idea fructis isnt a good source for carbs compared to others. So then I thought well if I have 3 a day that's a fair chunk of carbs so should I maybe not count them if there not the best source. Sorry if it seemed a dumb question but that's why I asked it

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    Quote Originally Posted by hsvcraig View Post
    Why did I think that? Because a while ago I posted I love bananas can I use these as a main source for carbs and I was told its a bad idea fructis isnt a good source for carbs compared to others. So then I thought well if I have 3 a day that's a fair chunk of carbs so should I maybe not count them if there not the best source. Sorry if it seemed a dumb question but that's why I asked it
    Its being a poor source for carbs has nothing to do with whether or not you should include the macros from it. When someone tells you it is a poor source, they are telling you that a majority of your carbs shouldn't come from it. The fructose in fruit has a high glycemic index (GI), so you are better off getting a majority of your carbohydrates from sources with a low GI.

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    Ok mate cheers

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    Do I minus banana calories from my daily macros!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hsvcraig View Post
    Why did I think that? Because a while ago I posted I love bananas can I use these as a main source for carbs and I was told its a bad idea fructis isnt a good source for carbs compared to others. So then I thought well if I have 3 a day that's a fair chunk of carbs so should I maybe not count them if there not the best source. Sorry if it seemed a dumb question but that's why I asked it
    NP man no dumb questions. Just dumb answers. For my part I just like to have a good laugh when the opportunity comes so I jumped into the banana party lol. Nothing personal.

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    Upon waking, I blend some chocolate casein, plan yogurt, orange juice, bananas, and glutamine! Shake taste like chocolate and orange bananas lol! Very delicious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    ^ I hate you. Now I have to go get macro-free bananas.
    If you find them, let me know where please. I could use zero calorie bananas for my morning shake! Yum!

    2scoop vanilla whey
    50g rolled oats
    banana
    200ml water
    4-5 ice cubes

    blend - Thick banana smoothie shake for breakfast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krugerr View Post
    If you find them, let me know where please. I could use zero calorie bananas for my morning shake! Yum!

    2scoop vanilla whey
    50g rolled oats
    macro-free, 0 calorie banana
    200ml water
    4-5 ice cubes

    blend - Thick banana smoothie shake for breakfast!
    There. Fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Java Man View Post
    There. Fixed.
    Much love, I didnt want to confuse people into using the wrong banana type!
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    It counts but i would NEVER cut out bananas due to that, or atleast not my one banana a day! its very good for you.

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    Carb free banana

    Bananas-image-3467447199.jpg

    Bit chewy though.

    Actually, I may blend a banana in to my pancake mixture next time.
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    bananas in pancakes blended is good, esp if u let it ripen a bit extra. i also enjoy slicing them and mixing them in they kind of crisp up, also very tasty and preferable IMO. sometimes i use bananas and strawberries..

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    Hmm... bananas in a pancake mix... I may just try this for pudding today!



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    Why not? Bananas have a lot of carbs and sugars.

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    My experience buying bananas.


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    Bananas ripe half as fast if you split them all from each other first thing you do when you come home.

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    LOL Sgt. so damn true..

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    Put them in the fridge, they won't ripen. Take them out whenever you want them to ripen.
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