Fruit isn't good for a refeed. You could handle some bananas, but fructose is counterproductive. You need glucose. If you've been avoiding carbs for a long time, you're probably insulin resistant. Yes, low carbohydrate diets create insulin resistance. You should start off slowly and work your way up until you're insulin sensitive again. Don't just go from 40g of carbs a day to 400g of carbs a day. Start with 150-200g of carbs and pick sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes. Remember the carb flu people get from going from 300g of refined carbs a day to 50g of veggies? Well this is the opposite of that, but with a similar feel. Once you work your way up, you can function just fine on high and low carb. I can function just fine on all eggs and steak with no veggies, and I can function fine eating 1,000g of starch in a 24 hour period, but it took awhile. My original carb refeeds were 100-150g of sweet potatoes with chicken breast after workouts. That's how I broke myself in.
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 11-03-2011 at 11:56 AM.
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