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Any Endomorphs Use High/Med/Low Carb Days?


#1

If so how do you find it? Energy wise, body comp ect


#2

Hello mate.
First of all, somatypes like 'endo' are bullshit. These are descriptions of the present, only. Will you be an endomorph when you diet down to 8-pack lean?

As to your question, I have do use high/ medium/ low. You have to stay honest. You must suffer somewhar to get lean, especially if you start out chubby, as I did. Hunger is fat, leaving the body. I follow Justin Harris' logic. He advised to keep the low days LOW and the high days HIGH.

Maintain a calorie deficit over a weekly timescale. I usually go LLLMLLH with the high day not being a whole day (can easily lead to indiscipline) but rather a finite timeframe on Friday evening, say 3-4 hrs, during which I'll.shove high carb, low fat treats like rice cakes, cereal bars, sherbet, RK squares, waffles and maple syrup etc. Sources to investigate: Jamie Lewis' predator diet, Kiefer's Carb Nite, Shelby's carb cycling for mma (you can get this as a free pdf), Lyle McDonald's UD2.0, DiPasquale's Metabolic Diet, and of course Skiploading.

Consider also your training: many have found that HIIT/ sprints/ multiple weight sessions and very very low carbs do not mix.


#3

You no what i mean, if i was to quit training and allow my diet to get slack id get fat, not super skinny. carbs are not my friends haha. Thanks for the sources, i got shelbys ebook "lean gains" just curious to see anyone elses experiences.


#4

If you can operate on lower carbs there are alot of beneifts for the Endo.I personally have had great success on a 3,500 cal a day(cutting),

45% protein, 40%% fat, 15% carbs diet for the 6days a week. I do allow a "high carb" cheat day to replenish glycogen though on day 7.

Its worth messing around with it if you're looking to take things to the next level.