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Best Damn Diet for Natties: Workout Carb Sources?

Going on week two of the Best Damn Diet. I’m loving the glycogen upload I get at the beginning of my workout when the carbs hit. I also have added a few extra light, pump exercises at the beginning of my workouts before I lift heavy in order to really get those carbs in the muscles. I walk in the gym looking a little deflated after 15 or so hours without carbs then boom! Size and a sweet pump. As a college student I don’t have the budget for Plazma so I have been substituting with my own blend of maltodextrin, BCAAS, protein powder, banana and honey. Any thoughts on the substitution? I know when you “substitute” you essentially deviate from the program but the advice given in the article is top notch so I had to give it a shot.