View Full Version : What is low carb considered?

08-12-2007, 02:02 PM
What would be considered low carb for someone 175lbs?

Right now I'm doing 275 on work out days, and 175 on off days. Would this be considered low/moderate carbs?

the doc
08-13-2007, 01:11 PM
generally less than 100 grams is moderate-low
less than 50 = low

08-13-2007, 03:16 PM
When I was on Atkins I went as low as 20 grams of carb a day. Talk about fast dropping of weight. WHEW!

08-13-2007, 03:55 PM
I agree with Doc

also, Lyle McDonald says for basic body function you only need 50g of carbohydrates for the day

so the lowest I would go at any given time would be 50

08-13-2007, 04:39 PM
when i was cutting, I took in less than 100g on rest days and between 150-180g on lift days.

08-13-2007, 04:40 PM
Gee that makes my 200g of carbs a day look like I'm eating Oreos.

Clifford Gillmore
08-14-2007, 06:19 AM
I've done less than 20g a day without a refeed for a week.

08-14-2007, 09:02 AM
when I get to the 50-100 mark I start droping weight... and strength like crazy.