I started weight training/cardio 3 months ago as my beer belly was HUGE! I've been on a strict CLEAN high protein keto diet (about 20g carbs everyday) and I've lost 16 kg(35lb) in 12 weeks ( im now 80kg/176lb) and I've built a heap of muscle (newbie gains). I've become quite lean except I still have a beer belly.I don't use shakes anymore as I found I lost fat quicker without them.
So of course on a low carb diet I don't get the benifits of carbs in my post workout nutrition which consists of 140g smoked chicken breast,olives,almonds,mixed lettuce,chilli peppers,cottage cheese,parmeson cheese and olive oil)....
My question is...Should I stay on low carb and keep stripping the fat until my abs are visible and then start carb loading when I'm happy with my BFP, OR introduce just enough carbs into my diet now to replenish glycogen stores in my liver and muscles to promote better gains and give me some more energy for resistance training and cardio? If I should carb up... What would be the best strategy? I do not want to hinder my fatloss.
So far I'm happy with my results but if I can get better results I'll do it! Also I want to make the most out of the precious beginer gains.