Thanks for the comment!
Firstly, I've never used a coach--this is my second show. It was very clear to me the areas I needed to improve after my first contest. Hit it hard for 18 months and I'm back!
I tried to keep everything as simple and consistent as possible, I suppose you could say my method has been static cals with adjustments as needed--borderline with carb cycling. However, my fat intake is very consistent. This last week I brought carbs down to 100g, and ~70g on Wednesday. Thursday I did a moderate carb up, ~300g--today I'll be having ~200g. I know a lot of people might get crazy with the carbs. I like to keep it somewhat moderate because I'm sitting right at my weight--and I've been ready to go all week, if it ain't broke don't fix it!
As far as sodium; I just don't use salt anymore, and avoid using sodium-laden spices. I don't track it like I did my first show, or avoid protein shakes bc. of the sodium. I keep my diet as consistent as possible, using the same carb and protein choices (ie oatmeal, sweet potato, fish, egg whites, chicken breast, protein shakes, and ground beef)--and as always POUNDS of broccoli!
I've really tried to soak up the advice of natural pros, namely Layne Norton--have learned a lot from other successful BBs like Stu. I kept my carbs near 30% my entire prep, with the exception of a few days this week--many enhanced guys were calling me nuts for not going keto, sodium depleting, or any of that other hoopla. I stuck to my guns and kept things as consistent as possible.
How about you, what's your approach the final week?