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Carb Cycling while 330lbs During Lifting Days


#1

i am obviously trying to shed unwanted fat and therefore and making my best effort to keep total calories in check and carbs low. However I am getting my strength back in the gym and want to know if I should still be getting some carbs in around my lifting days (before, during, or after). I am splitting my training days into 2 a day workouts and only consuming protein before and after my workout… my strength is going up and my waist seems a TINY bit smaller so far but does anyone have any quality input as to whether i should be consuming carbs during this period as well.

thanks!


#2

Need more info but generally at 330lbs get all your carbs pre/post workout and the rest of the day go zero carb(excluding greens/veg etc)


#3

what more info do you need? let me know and thanks for the input!


#4

i also keep reading that i should calculate calories based on lean body mass or a projected weight - ie. something like 250lbs would be a good lean weight to work on, so that would be 3750 calories (seems a little high) or around 300 grams of protein… not sure how to calculate carbs based on that weight though


#5

At the stage youre at its more about making clean food choices/cutting all junk, controlling carbs and getting into a routine of traning your ass off than focus on calorie restriction. Follow these guidelines…



#6

If you can fit intermittent fasting in your schedule it will be an easy way to lose weight without counting calories


#7

thanks Rampant, i read the 100 gram carb cure and will probably give that one a try…