I read Christian Thibaudeau’s “Carb Cycling Codex” article (as I’m intending to cut) and I also read most of the questions and answers posted on this forum regarding this article. However, I’m still a little insecure about starting this plan in order to CUT. I’ll explain why:
In order to mantain my current weight, which is 140 pounds, I have to consume 2700 calories (65% as carb, 20% as prot and 15% as fat). So, if I follow CT’s plan, I’d have to reduce calorie intake by 10% (going to 2430kcal) and consume 1.25g of carb per pound of bodyweight on the “moderate days” (therefore 175g of carbs = 700 kcal) and the same amount of protein (175g = 700kcal).
So far it’s 1400 calories and there’s 1030 left of fat, which results in 114 grams! Isn’t that way too much?? That’s almost the amount of protein that the 220-pound bodybuilder should consume when trying to gain weight (according to the article example). Even if I reduce my calorie intake by 20% (calories from carbs and proteins remain the same, 700kcal each), the fat intake would be then 84g.
I’m really freaked out with that, is that correct (i’m pretty sure I did the math right)? Or does this plan only work for big guys? I don’t want to increase the protein amount and I’m really afraid of eating that amount of fat for someone who is used to eating 40 grams of fat per day (around 8 grams per meal).