View Full Version : Carbohydrate/Calorie balance

08-18-2012, 06:19 PM
So I've been wrestling with this for a while and after reading many books and trying many schemes, I need a new direction. I'm currently weighing in around 172lbs and stand about 5'10". I have been working out for many years and have no problem putting in my time at the gym. It seems that my problem is lying more in my diet than in my routines. I am working on losing that last bit of belly fat, but can't for the life of my seem to shake it. I have recently resorted to a 30g-40g carb intake a day, but am having a hard time maintaining something like that. Does this seem like to steep a drop in order to lose it? I don't want to sabotage my muscle growth, and part of my fear is that cutting all of those carbs will take the energy out of my workouts as well.

Any thoughts or comments are greatly appreciated..


08-18-2012, 06:21 PM
Low carb does not equate to weight loss, a calorie deficit will result in weight loss. For more information please read:


08-18-2012, 06:40 PM
That actually helped me a lot - I knew quite a bit, but certain things made more sense. Using carbohydrates as a more sustained source of energy and not as something to satisfy a hunger is awesome. I suppose I knew it all along, but needed that head jog to remind me.

Thanks @germaine07!