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    Question Question - counting carbs on carb cycling

    Hey guys, I've been reading and shadowing in the forum for a while, and that's actually my first post.

    I'm trying to lose body fat and drop my %.

    I work out in the gym as well as Boulder in another gym, and do my cardio.

    I've been dieting for a while now, cutting back on carbs, and then I started to carb cycling. Now due to a mis understanding I had while taking advice from a bodybuilding friend I cycled like this for like two weeks :
    Day 1: carb 150 g
    Fat 45 g
    Protein 160
    Day 2: carb 50 g
    Fat 45 g
    Protein 200g
    Day 3: carb 0 g
    Fat 45 g
    Protein 250

    Then repeat

    Now that was all I ate on those days, and the carbs I counted came from bró**** and cauliflower.

    When he found out that that was my carb source he told me that I shouldn't rely on those veggies for carb source, and I should up each day carb amount by 40 grams if that's the way I'm going to count it. Also, on day 0 carbs I did manage to consume only 4 grams of carbs that came with other foods.

    Now Ive seen results, but I want to have long lasting effects and achievements, and healthy weight loss. My questions are the followings:

    1)is it OK to have 0 carb days? Is it useful at all?
    2)can I rely on bró**** and cauliflower for carbs, or do I have to change to stuff like whole grain rice/potato and such?

    Weight: 82kg
    Height: 176cm
    Age: 24


    Thank you so much for the info and help
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    You don't need to do carb cycling -- it's just a mechanism for getting into a deficit. Carbs are variable so eat what makes you feel good. Also, 45 grams of fat is not enough -- need at least 0.4 g/lb.
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    Originally Posted by formicaman View Post
    You don't need to do carb cycling -- it's just a mechanism for getting into a deficit. Carbs are variable so eat what makes you feel good. Also, 45 grams of fat is not enough -- need at least 0.4 g/lb.
    I actually enjoy cycling, as I get to wait on the 150 carb day.
    Mixing things up a little.

    Now noting your point about how should I calculate my fat intake, how does this cycling plan looks?

    Day 1: carb 150 g
    Fat 80 g
    Protein 160
    Day 2: carb 50 g
    Fat 80 g
    Protein 200g
    Day 3: carb 0 g
    Fat 80 g
    Protein 250

    Should I stop the 0 carb day? Is it unhelpful /too much of a crash diet like?

    I will eat most of the carbs in veggie form since it helps me battle hunger (bró**** by the kilos y'all) haha
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