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    Question Question About Carb-Up Day

    Hi All,

    With my current diet, I am getting about 100g a day of carbs on training days (40g with breakfast, 40g dextrose PWO, and 20g is what I figure from all the fibrous veges I have the rest of the day). On non training days its about 60g (40g at breakfast, 20g from veges during the day). I carb up once a week on Sunday, where I get in about 250g of carbs, keep my protein roughly the same, but take out most of the healthy fats that I would normally have. It has been going great, but I have a question about spreading out carb intake on the carb-up day:

    Should I do what I have been doing, getting about 60g carbs a meal for the first 4 meals (8am, 11am, 2pm, 5pm) and then the last actual meal at 8pm is protein with healthy fats and some veg. Or, should I rather spread it out, and not get in the healthy fats in meal 5, so that I get about 50g carbs per meal in all 5 meals, along with protein. (BTW, either way I will have meal 6 just before bed as a blended protein with a tablespoon of flax, that is a staple ).

    So its just a question of keeping the whole day in a positive carb intake mode, or just the first 4 meals with fats replacing them in meal 5. The main reason I ask is if its okay to have high carbs like that at 8pm, which is fairly late for carb intake.


    Thanks!!

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    My carb load day is tuesday...my day off to rest and refuel for an intense leg training session on wednesday. On my carb load day, I eat the majority of my carbs in my first 4 meals when my body is primed to utilize them. After dinner time around 5pm, I stick to just protein and good fat. If your body is as sensitive as mine to insulin spikes then don't take any chances. Play it safe! US~

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    thanks! that hit the nail on the head I am also carb sensitive, hence the hesitation to eat carbs late.

    thanks for the info!

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    Your diet looks good to me. I don't see too much of a problem eating another 60 grams of carbs at 8 pm if they're low GI carbs. Something like brown rice.

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