View Full Version : Help! Low carb dieting made me a carbophobe!

07-27-2007, 07:31 PM
Let me start off by saying that I've done pretty well with my cut. I went from 204 to 191 in 8 weeks. I ate 4 (every 3 hours) times a day plus a snack. Each day I shot for around 225g protein, 90-100g fats, and I started at 150g carbs in the beginning and tapered it down until I was getting 50g on workout days and at most 30g on off days. I used FitDay to track my diet and it kept me honest!

I'm tapering my calories back up now, but I don't know how high I should be going! I'm afraid of gaining too much fat in relation to muscle. Are there any recommendations for how many grams of carbohydrates per day to gain muscle? As I understand it, protein and fats intake should be determined by bodyweight (1-1.5g/lb for protein and at least 0.5g/lb for fats), but what about carbohydrates?

07-27-2007, 10:21 PM

07-28-2007, 12:06 AM
You have to determine what your daily macros should be when taking your basal metabolic rate, then fill in the carbs with the leftover calories.

07-28-2007, 01:10 AM
Read the diet link in my sig.

I carb cycle. Since you dieted down on lower carbs, you might like this approach.