I dont know how many carbs i need to be taking in for my diet.
I thought they were for energy, now for gaining weight, and im just confused
Alright im 5'7 156 lbs.
How many carbs should I be eating to lets say, lose belly fat but maintain muscle?
How much are you doing now?
You'll gain weight in the presence of a caloric excess. Carbs do get stored in muscle tissue and will help you with high intensity workouts, so they do help your potential for gaining muscular strength/size. Some people are more sensitive to storing fat, though.
For your weight and goals I'll throw out these numbers.
200g carbs, 250g protein, and 50-70g fat
It might not be as fast at losing your belly fat as some other low carb methods, but I think you could make progress if you're consistent with the diet and working out, and even still make strength gains while your waist tightens.
well about 350. i eat a lot of wheat bread and pasta and rice. that sounds like way too much. i will cut out some pasta and rice. alright thanks for clearing that mess up for me though.