Late to this thread, but FWIW I eat 250+g on training days, 100-150g on rest days. Sweet potatoes, apples, white rice, bananas, and occasional white sugar in tea or homemade desserts; I don't eat a ton of fruit because I find it can give me a bubbly tummy. The bulk of my carbs is from starch. I cook for myself (100% of the time now because of this histamine thing), I keep strict gluten/wheat-free, and I don't do well with dairy so I avoid it 90% of the time. So I guess you could call me "clean paleo", except for the rice and the general higher carb count.
I did LCHF for years; it definitely helped me lean out a little, but I plateau'd a good 20-30lb above where I wanted to be. Then when I started getting serious about training a year ago, it became clear really quickly that LCHF was not going to work for me. I added carbs back in to about 75g a day, and did better; then I did Shangri-La for about 6 months and lost 20 pounds of pure fat while maintaining strength. Definitely couldn't have done that without the carbs.
It wasn't until the past few months when I started following the Eat to Perform method that my workouts really started achieving liftoff and my strength went back to gains instead of maintenance. I should give credit where credit is due, and mention that when I first got into lifting and thought about maybe eating some carbs a year and a half ago, Choco helped me out a lot with macros and lifting schedules. So thanks, Choco.
Since I started E2P (which, since I train early AM, is essentially carb backloading), my lifts and conditioning have both gone through the roof (except my poor injured squats, but that's another story), and I've gained 7 pounds while losing 2 inches off my waist. I'm a 28yo female. I'm recomping like crazy right now and it's all thanks to carbs.
Boom. This is exactly what I think. I've been Primal five years. The first four healed my gut and metabolism. Once they were healed, I was able to start eating to fuel my workouts, and my body could handle it. I still consider myself Primal, even though I eat white rice. I don't really care if anyone disagrees. I bet I can clean & jerk more than them anyway.Here is my opinion, FWIW: when you are metabolically deranged, by going primal low carb, you remove a ton of crap pseudo-foods and decrease your inflammation overall. After a period like this, there is no need to continue low carb high fat if you don't want to.