Why do I need more carbs exactly? I'm not getting it.
You could consume:
Non workout days:
1-1.5 g of protein per lbm
50 - 100 g carbs
Balance of cal from fat.
500 - 1500 cal below maint. cal
1-1.5 g protein per lbm
200 - 300 g carbs
Bal of cal from fat.
At or slightly above maint. cal
Don't do high intensity work outs more than 3 times a week.
As you can see depending on the day the ratios will vary greatly.
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The thing is that I lost so much fat not having carbs, I can't wrap my mind around the idea that now I need to have more of them.
"500 - 1500 cal below maint. cal"
What? Don't I need about 2000 a day? So 1500 below maint. cal is... 500 calories?
My nutrition/fitness/critical thinking blog:
To eveyone screaming eat more carbs.... here lies the rub (IMO)...
If OP has to go super low calorie to drop that last bit then he only has so much to work with. He NEEDS protein. So he needs meat that inherently comes with fat. Probably at least like 100-140 grams of it if my guestimation is right. There is 400-600 calories there. Unless he's living on chicken breast alone (not very primal to not eat the whole animal IMO) then you gotta give him 1000-1200 calories of meat/day. That leaves about 100g of carbs if he really wants em though right? That will take you to 1400-1600 calories. How low did OP say he was.... I forget? Anyway, that would be my Rx to get there OP. A caloric restriction is inherently lower carb for us mere mortals (see 160lb middle agers ).
Last edited by Neckhammer; 08-04-2013 at 12:52 PM.