Hi All. These are some questions regarding carb intake and timing, brought on by the thread and debates recently here and in Author's Locker Room.
I altered my meal plan (specifically on non WO days) to have more meals (before they were too large and gaps too long). I do morning cardio after which I have P/C for breaksfast + 2 meals, after which it is P/F (4pm onward) making it 3xP/C and 3xP/F.
From what I have read up on the topic, it's suggested to have breaksfast + 1 P/C meal, and the rest P/F. Currently I get about the same amount of fat on training and non training days, so this change would make fat intake much higher on non WO days.
Q1: would you suggest having 2 P/C meals, or sticking to 3 P/C meals as I have it now.
Along the same lines: carb intake on non WO days. If I have only 2 P/C meals, it would be around 1g/lbs BW carbs total.
Q2: what are the suggested guidelines for carbs on non WO days while maintaining? Is that 1g/lbs sufficient or must I bump up the amount of carbs in each of the 2 P/C meals to try get it higher?
Finally, now moving onto workout days: I have 4 P/C meals. Preworkout (upon waking, PWO shake, PPWO meal, and one more meal at around 12pm. After that I have 3 more meals (around 3pm, 6:30pm and 10pm) of P/F.
Q3: Is that ok or do you suggest also cutting it down to 3xP/C meals, and having P/F from the 12pm meal onward?
Thanks and Cheers,