Question about cycling carbs...

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  1. timberwolf

    timberwolf New Member

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    Is there any reason you couldn't lower your total caloric intake on the days you carb up?

    Say...carbing up every 3 days..
    day 1: 2200 cal/ 50g carbs
    day 2: 2200 cal/ 50g carbs
    day 3: 1600 cal/ 200g carbs
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    if your trying to stay lean as well then up the fats on the low day and drop the fat on the high one
     
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    Yep that was my intent as well.
    Is this what you do now... lowering your total calories on your carb up days?
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    ya by removing added fats...olive oil, almonds etc. im defcient no matter what day though, I just try and keep it balanced.
     
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    Thanks again.
     
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    I am guessing the other 800 calories on the low carb day will be mostly proteins?
     
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    You mean low calorie day?
    I probably won't be able to totally have 0g of fats... so 600-700 calories will be from protein which is 150-175g of protein.
     
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    No, not completely, just mostly.
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    cardio is a good way to keep you in check tize. You will have to figure out the amount thast right for your goals though. I would guess 3 times a week at 30 minutes at a good clip would do it.
     
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    listen to pur
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    do cardio
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    I will be on tomorrow tize, whats your aim
     
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    cardio would i imagine also help with appetite.
     
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    i'm never doing cardio
     
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    That's what I've always done in the past.:hs:

    Is your fat and protein intake consistent in all those days?
     
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    I use two days and carb throught the day, not just one meal. But very similiar. Didnt know my method had a name now? This is how its been done for 20 years at least as far as I knew? Im also sensative to carbs so I do it this way, there are better ways believe me
     
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    ideal dieting is taking enough gh and t3 so you can eat wendys right until the show
     
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    I've been thinking a lot lately about doing almost the same thing. Basically on training days, keeping normal carb levels. On off days, cut carbs down veggies only (around 30g probably). Not sure whether I want to leave fat at 25-30%, or drop it to PSMF levels. Any thoughts on this?
     
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