Hey everybody! I'm a 24 year old female who discovered climbing at a local, indoor gym about two months ago. I recently registered to be in a competition and I've been trying to find training tips. Every single article I've read about climbing is telling me I need to be eating a low-fat, high-carb diet, blah, blah. I'm familiar with the Blueprint and it makes sense and felt great before I started climbing. I'm at the gym 2-4 times a week, climbing intensly for an hour or so. Should I be eating some carbs before or after? Or in general??

The other thing is that I'd like to lose five-ten pounds to help with my climbing...so I'm stuck between wanting to restrict calories and carbs, and wanting to not deprive my body of anything it needs to get stronger as well!

Thanks so much for any advice!!!