In our experience, the leaner you are the better you can tolerate carbohydrates, and the more your body will require carbohydrates if you’re very active
I typically train 4-5 times per week with relatively high volume. I’ve been tracking food intake for years and I find it relatively easy to stay in shape and make progress in the gym by eating the NK Balanced meals as part of a diet which includes a lot of carbohydrates.
I’ve had periods of time where I was training 6 times per week with high volume and I’ve consumed around 400 grams of carbs per day with a few reseed days of approximately 800 grams per day and this was whilst dieting. So this is an approach that can definitely work, however, context is important- at the time I was spending 4-5 hours per day on my feet at work training clients as well as the training.
Now that I’m more desk-bound in my working life I prefer the simplicity of the lower carbohydrate approach. Without the boundary imposed by tracking intake, I find myself over consuming hyper-palatable foods when eating ad libitum. Low carb my hunger is non-existent and my body fat stays low with very little mental stress. When I have the opportunity to increase my activity levels I add in some more carbohydrate to fuel recovery. I’m not dogmatic about it.
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