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Carb Loading Advice


#1

Hi Guys, I am 20% Bodyfat and weigh 89kg. I am Weightlifting 4 days a week and doing some conditioning at the end to drop Bodyfat.

I was wondering should I be having a lower carb diet to drop weight down to 80kg (lose 10% bodyfat) and then when I am more carb tolerant increase my carb intake, or should I just increase carbs now and not worry about the overall weight as it will come off anyway?

My current diet is below:

Breakfast - Porridge

Lunch - Salmon or Tuna with Brown Rice

Dinner - Steak or Chicken with Veg or salad

I wasn't sure if I was eating enough?

I have a low carb protein shake with creatine AM/PM and was thinking of swapping for a One Stop high carb protein shake with creatine?

Thanks for any help

Chris


#2

weight usually doesnt simply "come off anyway", lowing carb intake helps almost everyone to lose weight faster, as long as you get at least around 50-100 g per day

adding extra carbs kinda depends on how you feel, during your lifting sessions and in general

if you feel energetic/motivated there is little reason to add extra