Everyone talks numbers in Leangains about how many g/lbs of protein, but how about carb?
I'm doing Leangains and am cutting fat. I've been eating meat/fat no carb rest days, lean meat/satsumaimo low fat training days, WO fasted 11am, eat 12pm and 7pm, 2 identical meals, 140 lbs bodyweight 8% bodyfat, 2g/carb per lbs bodyweight, 140g carbs each meal (x2)training days.
I've seen 1-2g carb per pound bodyweight for fat loss recommended on the web by guys using Carb Backloading (which ain't much carb and I wouldn't use the term "load" to describe such a small amount).
What do you guys do for fat loss on Leangains, CBL, or otherwise as far as how many grams of carbs per pound of bodyweight to load on training days?
Also, as I've been seeing 1g carb/lbs BW at the low end of carb recommended for fat loss,and I've been getting 2g, I was thinking of eating the same 140g carb and lean meat meal PWO as I've been doing, but skipping the other 140g carb dinner meal and eating a meat/fat only meal as I do rest days.
Would insulin still be high and would I then be inclined to store that dietary fat as body fat?
asked byanimaleater (2417)
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on December 10, 2012
at 05:40 PM
In the first Ancestral Health Symposium, someone mentioned that the body could only really store about 270g of glycogen. It might have been - Dr. Doug McGuff but I am not sure. 70g was in the liver, and the other 200g is distributed within muscle. Obviously, it will vary from person to person since people have different muscle mass. Now, here is the thing- no matter how hard you work out, you aren't going to use up all 200g. Glycogen, once in muscle, pretty much stays there- you will only deplete the muscles you work out, and you shouldn't even think of trying to deplete the liver. The liver provides glucose to the brain, so any inteference with it will cause all sorts of nasty situations that are not conducive to growing muscle.
So, the take home message is this- it isn't very much. Indeed, 1g per lb of bodyweight is quite likely more than necessary, much like the bodybuilder's 1g protein per lb of bodyweight is more than necessary.
on November 12, 2012
at 02:16 PM
As a daily base you could go for around 500kcal of carbohydrate and then add 50kcal - 100kcal more carbohydrate per hour of athletic activity.
2 cups of cooked starch (cooked potato/ cooked rice) is around 400kcal, so simply you could add another cup of cooked starch which brings you to about 600kcal.