A couple of notes:
You said you’ve been on the diet for a week. If so, you should not be carbing up yet; you’re still in the initial 12 day no carb window.
Also, carb ups are a critical part of the diet. Even if you’re not working out, you need to replenish carbs. Depending on how long you’ll be out of the gym, I would suggest following a more traditional carb cycling approach.
It sounds to me like you may need to revisit the AD thread. It covers just about any AD question imagineable. If you truly understand the diet, which you should before beginning it, then you should already have the answer to your question. There is a lot of information on that thread pertaining to the duration of the carb-up. [/quote]
Really? are you sure?
Can you explain why carbing up is so critical when you’re not training? Why does he need to replenish carbs? where is his muscle glycogen going?
Unless he masturbates for a hour with weights on his arm I doubt he “needs” to replenish his carbs. As an essentially sedentary individual just off the VD I’d say his aerobic fat burning system is about all the energy system he’ll be able to use.
He’d be better spent getting his fat metabolizing pathways active then throwing down carbohydrates that are not going to be going into the untrained muscle system. If you’re not training you simply do not need more carbs than vegetables and fruit can provide. not a soul on this earth needs them unless they want to gain weight/strength/power.