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Paleo / Protein Type / LeanGains Question

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 17, 2012 at 11:31 AM

The title is a bit vague but here goes...

I know there's a big spectrum of how many carbs us primal/paleo doers eat so i'm bound to get a lot of reactions to this hah but on my workout days following a leangains protocol do I really need to be eating a major excess of carbs post workout?

Sticking to strictly paleo/primal that's a lot of sweet potato haha and I've tried to mix in oatmeal or even rice but something doesn't feel right

I'm doing a RPT workout 2-3 compound movements, low rep heavy weight in a fasted state (Only 10g BCAAs in me) and I feel like i'm forcing the carbs down unnecessarily

I jumped on the Metabolic Type bandwagon and figured i'm Protein Type and it's recommended I steer clear of high carb meals and head for a move VLC/LC Paleo style diet of fatty meats and nuts/dairy

So TLDR - With all these in mind, do I really need 200-300g of Carbs on my workout days or can I go about with minimal post workout carbs?

Also as a bonus, how does the post workout window of opportunity fare with post workout fasting? Which I try every now and then

Sorry for the essay, hope someone can help out :)

Chad

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on August 17, 2012
at 02:41 PM

Thanks for the links! Pretty much answers my concerns :)

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on August 17, 2012
at 12:14 PM

Also, if you're VLC, it only take a little bit of simple carbs to elicit an insulin response.

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on August 17, 2012
at 12:13 PM

Honestly that sounds so similar to me...plus I find it horrible to eat so many carbs I literally feel sick in my stomach and bloated it's not pleasant! I'll give it a shot and throw in more fruit or a sweet potato post workout and go Protein/Fat from there - appreciate your help!

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on August 17, 2012
at 12:11 PM

It does take a little longer to clean bulk, but you won't put on any of the associated fat. I also found that I made better strength gains on it. It's really slick if your body is designed for it, which it sounds like you are. I feel like CRAP after carbs.

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on August 17, 2012
at 12:08 PM

Then again many people find success eating 300g+ carbs each day haha trial and error I know just wondering if anyone else has tried it

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on August 17, 2012
at 12:07 PM

And you've had pretty good success with it? I might just try it, having just one carb up meal post workout (Moderate-minimal carbs) and rest VLC - that would fit with the "Protein Type" philosophy...I find I get bloated like crazy on the higher carb days too!

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on August 17, 2012
at 11:44 AM

You don't HAVE to eat so many carbs, but many people find success doing so. Try it and see. Do it for 30 days, then make and note a change, and try that.

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on August 17, 2012
at 12:02 PM

I'm doing a VLC clean bulk and have been gaining like crazy. (Less than 50g/day of carbs) I am also a 'Protein Type'.

I never fast post workout, but I will eat a simple carb (like bananas or raisins) to create an insulin response.

E3474e4efbcc6c1deab28e268ad6eb01

(341)

on August 17, 2012
at 12:11 PM

It does take a little longer to clean bulk, but you won't put on any of the associated fat. I also found that I made better strength gains on it. It's really slick if your body is designed for it, which it sounds like you are. I feel like CRAP after carbs.

3d17e00a7d80454992e582484986de6e

(30)

on August 17, 2012
at 12:07 PM

And you've had pretty good success with it? I might just try it, having just one carb up meal post workout (Moderate-minimal carbs) and rest VLC - that would fit with the "Protein Type" philosophy...I find I get bloated like crazy on the higher carb days too!

3d17e00a7d80454992e582484986de6e

(30)

on August 17, 2012
at 12:13 PM

Honestly that sounds so similar to me...plus I find it horrible to eat so many carbs I literally feel sick in my stomach and bloated it's not pleasant! I'll give it a shot and throw in more fruit or a sweet potato post workout and go Protein/Fat from there - appreciate your help!

E3474e4efbcc6c1deab28e268ad6eb01

(341)

on August 17, 2012
at 12:14 PM

Also, if you're VLC, it only take a little bit of simple carbs to elicit an insulin response.

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on August 17, 2012
at 01:17 PM

You don't need carbs to refill glycogen, even with heavy exercise: http://www.meandmydiabetes.com/2011/04/14/steve-phinney-low-carb-preserves-glycogen-better-than-high-carb/

In fact a low-carber just won the Western States 100, a 100 mile race. Not only did he win, he set a new world record! http://www.meandmydiabetes.com/2012/08/11/western-states-100-low-carber-wins-ultramarathon-steve-phinney-and-jeff-volek-study/

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on August 17, 2012
at 02:41 PM

Thanks for the links! Pretty much answers my concerns :)

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