Hey guys so I've been battling chronic fatigue the past few months. Symptoms include: Fatigue obviously, brain fog, lack of motivation, no libido, etc... Up until now I've been attributing it to adrenal fatigue, which I've come to realize doesn't really exist..I'm not completely convinced of this yet but several people in fitness circles claim this..
Anyways, I've been carb/calorie cycling for my winter lean bulk. Currently I'm 5'10 165. I was thinking perhaps by me limiting carbs to <50 grams on off days, that it could be the cause.. Anyway I'm trying to accomplish 2 things here. 1, a diet strategy that maximizes muscle accumulation while minimizes fat accumulation, aka: a recomp..And 2: a method that will eliminate these symptoms
Katch McArdle has my cals at ~2900. So on lifting days I do 280-300g Protein, 250-300g Carbs, and remaining in fats.. Off days I cut from carbs down to 30-50..Off day cals are around 1900..
Tryin to decide if this zig-zag method is better than a modest daily surplus..Both for gains and for the chronic fatigue I have..I don't think it's a keto thing as it's not enough time w/ low carbs to get to ketosis.