I’m a little confused about dieting.
On the one hand, I’ve read some articles on T-Nation about Carb-cycling (like these ones https://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/carb-cycling-that-actually-works & https://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/carb-cycling-codex, but there are plenty of others) and I must say that I really like the idea of eating most of my carbs on training days, because I really feel like shit while dieting, even if I am only at -300 KCal a day from my maintenance (mostly from cutting carbs).
On the other hand, there is this recent article (https://www.t-nation.com/diet-fat-loss/tip-stop-making-this-diet-mistake) from Christian Thibaudeau who simply states the opposite…
Now from what I understood CT’s statement in the third article is that Carb-cycling is good for fat loss but not really helping whith building muscle, but in that case what about his statement in the second article that “This approach allows the athlete to either gain maximum muscle mass without gaining too much fat (sometimes a slight fat loss is even possible) or to get into contest shape while maintaining (or even gaining) muscle mass.”
I’m really confused, because these seems to be two totally contradictory statements, and I don’t know what to think… Is Carb-cycling a good idea at the end ?