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brokenabmuscle
01-09-2015, 09:05 AM
I know that calories make you gain or lose weight. But now I am hearing that carbs make you lose weight if you don't get enough due to water weight. So if my daily requirements for carbs are 387 and I am getting 340 but my other macros are hit properly will this affect me terribly I don't want water weight anyway because won't that make my abs show less? I am a bit confused.

gbullock32
01-09-2015, 10:00 AM
You seem very confused... yes a lower carb intake can lead to less water retention and therefore less body weight. This may lead to better muscle definition, or it may lead to glycogen depletion and muscles appearing more 'flat' and less defined.

Also there is no carb requirement, fat and protein have minimums, carb intake is preferential. You should do some reading.

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=156380183
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=136691851
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=129523333
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=123915821