Well, I put on the size i wanted, but the amount of body fat was more than I wanted to be at. I’m also wondering if the types of carbs were not the best… Bread, pancakes/syrup were a daily staple.
My carbs were pretty constant even on off days, only difference was not taking Surge. I’ll most likely do something more like a carb cycling approach and see how that works. It just seems my fat loss lately has been better with dropping my fat intake to 80-90g from 120s while dieting and keeping carbs slightly higher. I was as low as 120s-140s now taking in consistent 200g/day. calories have stayed the same just decreased fat and increased carbs.
The fat loss has been consistent, but it seems like the midsection is getting better with slightly higher carbs, could just be in my mind though
Well, the whole syrup/pancakes/lots of bread thing will definately do it. The carbs I was referring to that I was eating were coming from oats, quinoa, sweet potatoes, and beans (and possibly some fruit).
Definately try the carb cycling thing. As much as that seems to be the buzz/fad word lately around here, I do think it works for putting on mass as well as taking off fat.
I agree. Those are carbs that are going to reduce insulin sensitivity and not necessarily be used as energy due to their fast digestion rates. I personally don’t like sweet potatoes (though I wish I did), so I get all my carbs from oats, fruits and workout sugars like maltodextrin and dextrose.