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Stabber
07-13-2003, 08:57 PM
Since they say you need 300grams of carbs per 2000calorie intake, how many is ok to intake on a cut?

Im intaking 2000-2500 calories a day. I intake around 180carbs.

Scott S
07-13-2003, 09:43 PM
As many as you want, as long as you are below maintenance calories. That's the real bottom line.

Manveet
07-13-2003, 10:00 PM
Is 2500cals what your are cutting with?

If so, make sure you get 1g of protein per lb of body weight, and then 25-30% EFA's. The rest you can fill with low gi carbs.

As soon as you cut calories again, follow the same protocol.

Plastik
07-13-2003, 10:11 PM
:eek:

bradley
07-14-2003, 03:21 AM
Originally posted by Stabber
Since they say you need 300grams of carbs per 2000calorie intake, how many is ok to intake on a cut?

Im intaking 2000-2500 calories a day. I intake around 180carbs.

There is really no recommended amount of carbs that you should take in. Some people prefer more fat and less carbs while others prefer more carbs and less fat. Carbs are not essential to the body:)

Manveet was right on the money IMO.

bradley
07-14-2003, 03:23 AM
Originally posted by Plastik
So the carbs are good then, as long as im no above maintenance?

You are correct, but make sure you are taking in adequate protein and EFAs as well.

Sinep
07-14-2003, 04:58 AM
Carbs are a must to fuel my workout. I don't take more than I need, and I take them in my morning meals. You burn fat mostly when you sleep, that's why they recommend not to take evening carbs... My diet right now has 160g of carbs but I will gradually decrease that over the weeks.

bradley
07-14-2003, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by Sinep
I don't take more than I need, and I take them in my morning meals. You burn fat mostly when you sleep, that's why they recommend not to take evening carbs... My diet right now has 160g of carbs but I will gradually decrease that over the weeks.

The whole "no carbs before bed" theory just does not seem to hold true IMO. It could possibly make some difference, but in the grand scheme of things I doubt that it would be significant.

Eating your carbs around your activities would be a more beneficial approach IMO:)