View Full Version : optimal carb range

05-04-2001, 01:56 PM
looking for a guesstimate on the carb range you would suggest given my stats

175 lbs
~11-12 BF
weights M W F (4-6 rep range 6-8 sets including warmup)
cardio 3-4 times a week, HIIT training

looking to lose some BF, and try to maintain muscle and strength as best possible. thanks.

05-04-2001, 02:36 PM
Try converting all of your carbs to wheat and oat sources. Sugar should only be in the form of fruit. I cut up nicely while eating 300g of carbs each day. Just keep every meal consistant - Don't eat 80g of carbs one meal, and then 15g with your next meal. Shoot for a set amount with each meal and adjust your diet accordingly. Aside from my before bed meal, I'll consistantly consume 50-60g of carbs with every meal. Before bed, I only eat 1 slice of wheat bread with my meal - 14g.

To give you something to benchmark against, I weigh 205 @ about 9-10% bf and eat about 8 meals each day. I'm trying to gain weight, so my carbs are at about 400-450g daily or 60g per meal. I'd reduce this by 1/3 if trying to lose some bf without muscle loss.

Paul Stagg
05-06-2001, 08:58 PM
It Depends.

05-07-2001, 05:37 AM
Wow Paul, don't give the game away too much there...