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    CARB CYCLE question/problem


    i am trying to cut\lean out. i am getting ready to start a ergo/prostan 6 week stack. my food plan is to use the carb cycling method (HI, MED, NO CARB). train on the HI & MED days and rest on the NO CARB days. does anybody know the ratio of protein, carbs, & fat per the HI, MED, & NO CARB day. do i keep my protien and fat the same on all days while adjusting only my carbs? any input would be great. thanks in advance.

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    i am 6'2" 247lbs with about a 20% bf.

    i was thinking about something similar to the following:

    HIGH P - 325 C - 450 F - 50

    MED P - 325 C - 250 F - 50

    NONE P - 325 C - 0 F - 50
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    i know there are diet savy people out there. just trying to get my carb intake right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdj6107
    i am 6'2" 247lbs with about a 20% bf.

    i was thinking about something similar to the following:

    HIGH P - 325 C - 450 F - 50

    MED P - 325 C - 250 F - 50

    NONE P - 325 C - 0 F - 50
    For a pound a week loss just make sure the average comes out to be a 500cal/day deficit.

    That carb scheme looks pretty good. I use 300 for high and 100 for low, but I am smaller.
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    thanks BOFFO. i know that i need to adjust my intake as i start taking off the pounds. i am just looking for a good starting point because i don't want to start to high or to low for that matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdj6107
    i know there are diet savy people out there. just trying to get my carb intake right.
    You need more kcals from fat on the no-carb days.
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    rdj, IMO the best way to figure out a starting point is to figure our what you are currently eating.

    So keep track of your Carb, protein and fat intake on a typical cay then you can adjust it from there. Even knowing what your BF% your weight and your height doesn't really give us a good idea where you should start.

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    He is trying to implement a carb cycling routine. I recommend first readingg up on creating an insuling sensitive environment. Use a RMR (resting metablic rate) calculator to determine what your total caloric intake should be in attmempt to lose weight, assuming that is your goal. Then, we can use that kcal amount to figure out your daily macro totals for protein, carbs and fat.
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    A calculator is no where near as accurate as going by what you as an individual currently are taking in.

    Take me for an example. Last year I was cutting with no extras sups and was eating 4300cals and was losing fat. The calculator would of had me at 3400 cals and I would have lost a ton of muscle.


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    I have to agree with CROWLER here. Moniter what you eat for a week. If you stay the same weight - that's most likely very near your maintenance needs. Trial and error can be the name of the game sometimes.

    That's where science comes in and just blows my mind and I feel dumb for wasting weeks finding my maintenance cals... but atleast it worked...eventually.

    rdj, if you haven't already, read the Carb Cycling articles in Avant's magazine, very explanatory. Personally, I believe the difference is not made soley on the CARB cycling, but more so on the CALORIE cycling. I know in the article they recommend protein and fat staying constant throughout the week while manipulating carbs (thus, calories).
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    Everyone needs a aplce to start, that is what the calulators are for. If you need more information on carb cycling, I started a thread on bb.bom which has over 1,200 posts in the past 4 months. There you will find everything & anything there is to know about carb cycling: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=457715
  

  
 

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