View Full Version : Carbs and cutting, what do you do?

04-27-2009, 04:40 PM
Just our of shear curiosity, I was wondering what others here do with carbs during a cut. I personally can't low or no carb diet, my blood sugar dips too low and I feel like total ****.

04-27-2009, 05:00 PM
Well I am doing HIT for training. When I cut 100 lbs I used calorie cycling and 60% carbs 20% proteins and 20% fats.

Calories ranged from 1750 down to 1100. That was for 275lbs down to 175lbs.

Monday 1100-1150, Tuesday 1200-1250, Wednesday 1300-1350, Thursday 1400-1450, Friday 1500-1550, Saturday 1600-1650, Sunday 1700-1750.

04-28-2009, 06:51 AM
I'm carb cycling right now. I haven't really noticed that much of a difference on days without carbs. I must be a low energy person lol.

04-28-2009, 06:53 AM
I pretty much have to go low carb. Being way fat for most of my life, I've developed insulin sensitivity issues and so carbohydrates tend to make me hungrier. On a cut, this is about as useful as a kick in the jewels.

04-28-2009, 07:16 AM
I'm attempting a mini-cut at the moment and tried cutting down on carbs significantly. I felt like ****, and I was hungry all the ****in time. I seemed to lose fat in a matter of days though, so I've brought the carbs back up again. I seem to be extremely well-adapted to eating carbs and I've always had a fairly high-carb diet and still been skinny/thin/lean throughout my life. It may have something to do with growing up in a household where my vegetarian mother made several loaves of bread each week. I find it pretty funny when I see stuff on fitness sites like "bread is evil - humans are not meant to eat it, we get fat!" Lol. I love bread. :)

04-28-2009, 09:00 AM
I can eat low carbs on non-workout days, but if I don't eat carbs before a workout I feel like I'm moving in slow motion.

04-28-2009, 12:43 PM
Very low carbs really makes my weight drop really fast. Also makes me feel depleted and depressed in the short term (this fades after a few days).

Semi-low carb is ideal for me to cut. I'm with Viking on the insulin sensitivity thing, was a porker in my youth and am now very sensitive to blood sugar spikes and drops.

04-28-2009, 01:30 PM
I chose Option A: Basically nothing, keep my protein intake up and fit carbs into my macro's

I try to make sure I'm not eating too many, but don't set any limits. It seems to be working just fine.....(see my sig)

Irish Pilot
04-28-2009, 01:46 PM
Carb cycling ftw.

04-28-2009, 08:30 PM
Ephedrine + Snickers is the only way to cut.

04-28-2009, 08:34 PM
carb cycling

04-28-2009, 11:40 PM
I voted 2.

Except for Opticen before and after my lifting sessions, I get all my carbs from green veggies like broccoli, spinach, and other greens. I've been eating some massive salads, lately. I find the biggest bowl in the house and throw all the veggies in and a couple pounds of meat on top of it, some eggs, and don't be shy with the olive oil. Yum! Hey, it worked for Popeye. I yam wut I eats. Ah-ka-ka-ka!

05-01-2009, 04:51 PM
a version of carb cycle technically

05-02-2009, 10:34 AM
usually some version of carb cycling

UD2.0 is usually the method I go with, since I don't allow myself to get above 15% anyway