Ice Cream with chocolate syrup and whipped cream on top of waffles is delicious.
Okay, carry on.
Haha. You are nuts. I could never handle that many carbs.
I’m glad Dr. Clay got in on this.
Anyone have an opinion on how many carbs is too low for low days? I’m 192 lbs, at about 1900 cals and 30g carbs on low days. 2100 cals and 75g carbs on medium days. Also, if I’m about 14% bf, what should I shoot for on refeed days? [/quote]
I’ve read so many conflicting views on this subject. What I’ve gathered so far is if you’re on an extreme cut (in terms of calories), you should probably get your money’s worth on refeed days and shoot for ~500 calories over maintenance. I’ve also heard it’s counterproductive to eat less than your maintenance calorie level because it doesn’t shock your body and provide the proper hormone, metabolic, anabolic response otherwise.
I’m on a similar cut as you…roughly 1,850 kcal a day but very low carbs. Only around 30g…but I’m cycling protein more or less…weird I know. I’m shooting for 20X’s BW (3,660) calories on my refeed day. I went way over that, like 5,000 kcal on my first and experienced extreme stomach discomfort all day.
Elusive has mentioned to experiment as this is a fairly new concept to find out what exactly works for you. Nobody’s gonna touch that guy’s refeeds. He’s the T-Nation king but he eats like a bird to “earn” it on the refeed ha!
I hope Dr. Clay weighs in on this whole concept. If you find you’re burning fat and dropping lbs. while maintaining strength, my question is a refeed even necessary? Maybe Shugart could discuss why the Velocity Diet (very low calorie/carb cycling) doesn’t have a refeed?