I wanted to lose some fat, so I started the following CTs rules in his “Refined Physique Transformation” article, and I did ok. I was losing about 1 lb/week, with increasing strength, but I felt that I wasnt really making much progress in body recomposition.
After about 8 weeks (tracking every calorie), I decided I was going to carb cycle with 2 high days, 2 medium days, 3 low days. Well, this isnt working out so well now. I am crashing pretty hard anytime I take carbs in, and experience the “no carb” crash on my low days, and I just dont have the intensity in the gym that I used to. Do you ever get used to this, and not have the swings that I do?
My ultimate goal is body composition. I am around 15% BF right now, 5’11", 192 lbs and I am happy with my strength and size, I just want to look better by cutting the fat. I will pursue more muscle later, but I want to cut the fat now (at least some). What do you guys think is the fastest way for me to get to 10% or so? Is 1 lb/week acceptable? Should I be losing more than that?
In all honesty, I am probably going back to low carb. But, I figured there are some vets around here that have some personal experience and advice to give, so I am willing to listen. I am not sure if the 1 lb/week was due to cutting the carbs, or just cutting my cals in general. Basically, I didnt feel like I was doing anything “special” by not eating carbs, but now I am having a hard time with them. Will this pass?