Its Saturday morning, which means I had my refeed yesterday. I consumed 1,290 grams of carbs through out this period (30 more than I was supposed to). I don’t feel leaner today, like I read I might, I actually feel like I might be retaining a little water, im not sure. I feel “fatter”. Im going to stick to schedule and do todays workouts, taper down my carbs/calories until monday. I’ll see in a few days after I lose all this “extra weight” if my first cycle was effective.
EDIT: I’ll post some carb loaded pics in my profile.[/quote]
to tell you the truth, i never looked my leanest after the initial carb load. i always looked the leanest right after my “tension workout” and the introductory carbs, ESPECIALLY after getting some waxy maize starch.
i would feel a bit bloated after consuming so many carbs. this also has alot to do with how much water you take in. lyle recommends taking in a decent amount of water because glycogen holds water. if you cut back your water intake, then you will look more shredded after the carbs. however, this will have a negative impact on your “power workout” because your muscles will not be sufficiently hydrated.
if you wanted to experiment, i would try cutting back your water intake on one of the last weeks of your diet, so you can see the difference.