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Old 07-06-2010, 04:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Hi Nessa,

I've had some success in "carb-cycling" for my own goals (gaining muscle while maintaining leanness). I tend to keep my carbs on the low side as it is but I'll usually do a more carby day on my workout days in the form of simple sugars and starches and try to minimize carb intake on my rest days. I workout about 4 days a week so it balances out over time.

By the way I don't really consider fiber to be caloric carb so I eat as much of it as I can regardless of what day it is.

My rules:
1) eat real food - more vegetables, moderate meat, moderate fruits, less grains, less sugar, less vegetable oils.
2) exercise - moderate intensity cardio, sprinting, heavy lifting, dedicated stretching and mobility.
3) live - relax, de-stress, meditate.

Disclaimer: I'm not professionally qualified to make any formal recommendations. I've just done my homework and I'm my own guinea pig. All of my data, unless otherwise cited, comes from a sample size of n=1 (me).
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