I’m wanting to do the low carb diet to reduce my bf%, I’ve read quite a few different articles recommending carb cycling, eating .25 carbs per pound of weight…etc in one article, then 1 or 1.25 in another… and i’m sort of confused which to follow, on top of that I read that you should eat them before and after your workout and so on. So I’m looking to find which is the proper way to eat low carb to lower bf%.
Here’s what I’ve been doing the past couple weeks
breakfast - 1-2 servings of oatmeal, 1 scoop whey, 1c skim milk
snack - cottage cheese and fruit or nuts(almonds), maybe protien bar or shake w/ water and 3g fish oil
lunch - spinach leaf salad with broccoli and cauliflower can of tuna or chicken and a vinaigrette dressing + 2-3g fish oil
snack - cottage cheese and fruit or nuts(almonds), maybe protien bar or shake
preworkout meal - protein shake or bar, maybe apple or banana too, but I don’t eat this before every workout, just if i’m feeling hungry
dinner - usually fish or chicken breast or steak/lean beef and green veggies, sometimes rice or potatoes too
before bed - protein shake and maybe 1 tblspoon or 2 of natural peanut butter + fish oil.
that’s more or less been the diet…minor variations, but overll that’s pretty accurate over the past week or so.
Do i need to modify this approach and/or what i’m eating, eat more/less carbs based on weight? is carb cycling a better approach in your opinion?
weight is approx 185, bf% is low teens. My goal would be to get very lean, 5-7% and maintain as much LBM, then from there work on a slow/steady bulk.
and on another note, what do most people consider a proper amount of cardio when on low-carb diets? I don’t want to over do it, but I dont’ want to under do it either.