I forgot the authors of some of the articles on here, but I know that a time or two someone has said that “not many Americans can handle or should handle more than 100 grams of carbs/day.” I think this was related to the Velocity Diet and Shugart may have wrote this. Again I’m not certain. Anyway, I think that I am one of these people who should really watch carb intake. My question is this. What does this mean, in the big picture, in relation to my ability to build muscle? Since carbs have a protein-sparing effect and I can’t handle many of them, does that mean that I have to eat more protein to ensure I have enough to build with?
Also, should I be certain to include ample amounts of chromium, alpha lipoic acid and cinnamon in my diet to help keep any possible extra carbs shuttled away from fat storage?
Are there any benefits to being carb-sensitive? We know the disadvantages-extra fat accumalation.
Finally, is there any hard and fast way to really judge if one is extra-sensitive, besides the obvious fact of holding onto or gaining fat mass easily?