Well basically what I’ve done lately is have alot of carbohydrates on my workout days, and on one off day a “moderate” amount of carbohydrates (which is relative) or a low amount and very high fat. It’s kind of a blend of Dr. Berardi’s massive eating principles and Coach Thibaudeau’s carb rotation (well at least it was in his articles that I read about it first).
Let me try to give you an example. Right now I’m doing ABBH 1. So the workouts are every other day (odd numbered days).
On the days I workout, I’ll take in 400+ grams of carbs, 250+ grams of protein, and maybe around 50-75g of fat. On these days, I basically make the above nutrient breakdown a minimum. I’ll snack on chicken breasts, fruit and veggies throughout the day, but I try to keep the fat intake to around 50g.
On the off days, which comes out to every even numbered day, I’ll take in a maximum range of 100-200g of carbs. But the fat intake goes way up close to 250g and sometimes more. On these days my snacks are eggs, almonds (or any nuts), beef, etc. Protein is still 250+.
I recently started doing this just to experiment. So far I am comfortable with it. I just eat a minimum amount of food (that I have written down) and depending on the day I can snack all I want with either carbs or fats (with pro of course.)
I know your goals are to cut fat, with are opposite of my goals, but perhaps taking the above and dropping the calories to suit your needs, as well as eliminating the snacks, could help.
I hope it made sense and if not just ask and I’ll try to clarify.
Did you type in the fat grams right for your non training days? Why would you want to take in 1000 more cals on non training days? I know your not saying your doing straight carb cycling but I’m really curious to your reasoning here.
To over simplify carb cycling you increase your carb/calorie intake on your toughest training days and reduce carbs/calories on non workout/lighter days. Carb cycling uses carbs as the ballest for calorie control with protien/fat normally staying fairly static.
Yes I see what you mean. I’m just experimenting to see what results I get with it. So basically, I 1.) try to maintain a minimum calorie requirement, 2.) cycle the carbohydrates daily, 3.) (on the non-training days where the carbohydrate amount is lower thus lower calories) I try to make up for the “missing” calories through fat intake (thus increasing my fat intake).
Also the numbers I gave out were just random. I don’t want to hijack this thread, so if you want I can start a new one or we can just PM one another.