Originally posted by Father Flex:
Why all this talk about cycling carbs and everyone doing keto diets? Bulk up and get stronger, ya' fucks.
I personally feel more energized when I'm cycling my carb intake. I don't really buy into the whole "carb sensitive" idea, but I usually feel sluggish after any meal containing a significant amount of carbs. Even breakfast.
I really fucked myself over when I origianlly tried to cut with the ketogenic diet, and I went overboard. I was very restrictive, and it ended up costing me a significant amount of hard-earned muscle mass I had achieved over the previous winter.
Then, when I bulked again, I felt too heavy & bloated. It's been a see-saw ever since, until I've settled pretty nicely into my current carb-cycling routine.
Meh, I like it. And it works for me.
It's not going to give me what a full-on bulking diet would, but it maintains and keeps me fired up in the gym.