To the guys saying I'm not losing muscle tissue trust me, when I starting lifting 3 years ago, I weighed 115-120lbs. I stand at 5'7" and used to be about 228-230 at the same general body comp. What I did may not be some epic feat, but it is definitely a measure of my body "not being used to the weight." See an older post for further on this: http://tnation.T-Nation.com/hub/mrwayne#myForums/thread/4625570/ My body, if I change even the slightest thing, miss a meal, lower one nutritional macro, will change drastically to try to get back down to a weight that it was comfortable. My body is COVERED in stretch marks, so I know I wasn't "ready" to be this size, so to speak. For example, I had to take a week off last week to travel for work and was only able to work out in a hotel gym. Eating the same, workout just less intense. Lost 10 lbs. A visible 10 lbs. I'm not a natural bodybuilder, so... again, body is furiously trying not to be what it is.
I live by the tape measure too. Measure every single day. I have OCD, so unfortunately there's no gettin' around that. If I drop my carb levels as low as 100-120g will I not get super-gassed during my workout? I also don't get a "pump" whenever my carbs are that low. I know, I know, pump talk. But truth be told, call it superstition or whatever, but it just doesn't feel like I'm growing unless it happens. I feel like I haven't done everything I could in the gym. That may be something I just have to get over though. My goal is body recomp for those who asked, so i guess I'll phrase it this way, is there a range of carbs that is typical for that goal (like they say 2g per lb of bodyweight for mass gain is TYPICAL)?