How Many Carbs Should You Eat on Keto? QUIZ RESULTS: Lower Carb
By: Courtney Sperlazza, MPH
July 18, 2013
Your results indicate you would do great on a lower carb diet on rest days, and consuming more carbs on training days. Your activity level and your goals show that you have a higher carb requirement than someone who doesn’t train as intensely or as often as you do.
Some athletes find they burn out with fewer than 100g of carbs on workout days, although it’s certainly possible to rock your workouts while in ketosis. Once your body adapts to a lower carb lifestyle, try a training day on lower carbs and with an extra serving of carbs, and see how you feel.
Here’s how to do it:
- On rest days or light activity days, keep your carbs below 50g for the day.
- On intense training days, consume 100-150 carbs for the day.
Optional: Once a week, preferably on light activity days or rest days, you’ll also do a protein fast. Dramatically lowering your protein intake once a week induces autophagy – the process where cells digest damaged parts and waste products. This is important not just for fat loss, but also for your cellular repair functions. It helps your whole body work better.
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