Wow. I really appreciate your advice/feedback on my questions. Hope you wouldn’t mind if I provided you with a bit of my nutritional back story (at the risk of getting flamed by others).
On 8/1/2012 I was 185 pounds.
Today, I am 160 pounds.
I lost the weight adhering strictly to (here’s where I might get flamed) the South Beach Diet. I still have some fat to burn but I felt it was also a good time to begin training and eating to gain lean body mass.
Therefore, I’ve begun carb cycling (read several carb cycling articles here). I’m also currently doing stronglifts 5x5 and I’m in my 4th week. Once my strength levels are beyond that of “beginner” I will move into madcow, followe dby 5/3/1…but now I’m getting ahead of myself.
My insulin sensitivity should be optimal in that I have not consumed ANY refined sugar since 7/31/2012. I do not eat bread, rice, oats etc. My carb sources are entirely from fruit and veggies. However, because I intend to start carb cycling I just purchased and received two bottles of Surge Recovery (I used this stuff religously in the past)…and then I read that article…which totally threw me out of wack.
I’m taking in roughly 150 - 160 grams of carbs per day from chicken, chunk tuna light, other fish and all sorts of meat and ON Whey Protein (I can’t take Grow as I’m lactos intolerant and it really messes with me so i definitely miss it).
Veggies and Fruits are unrestricted on HIgh days. (in other words, I eat A LOT of fruit on high days. My coworkers call me Johnny Appleseed)
No fruit on low days.
I’ve recently re-introduced low carb tortilla’s and breads with high fiber content as well.
I don’t have my charts in front of me but I do know that I get a little over 3000 kcals on high days and about 1400 kcals on low days. I up the Fat intake on low days of course. On high days my carbs are taken in the morning, pre-workout and post workout.
Anyways, I don’t know if any of that adds the right context to this current discussion, but I decided I would take one scoop of Surge Recovery PRE workout and one Scoop Post workout. I think this will work well for me. My goals are to burn some more fat while gaining muscle via carb cycling and a beginner SL 5x5 program. Thoughts?