Discover how to eat LOTS of carbs and NEVER store them as fat. Inside this short post, Shaun is going to teach you exactly how many grams of carbs you should be eating per day based on your activity level to lose belly fat as fast as possible. (Guest post Shaun) And I’m going to talk about three different levels– sedentary, moderately active, and then high-intensity exercisers or endurance athletes.
So let’s quickly talk about how to manipulate carb intake for faster fat loss based on your activity level.
If you’re sedentary, your metabolic demands and needs are going to be totally different from people who are active. So if you’re sedentary, that’s why I recommend that you go very low carb and you keep your impact carbs under 50 grams per day about six days of the week.
If you’re moderately active, I recommend that you intentionally consume paleolithic type of carbs, so paleo carbs. So you can still have some potatoes. You can still have some yams. You can still have some squash. Just make sure you avoid processed foods.
The third category is a high-intensity exerciser or an endurance athlete. And this is the category that I fall into, where I’m going to be intentionally adding starches back into my diet, particularly white rice, potatoes, oatmeal, yams, squash, ripe fruits, especially bananas, which contain a lot of sugar. These are the carbs that are desirable by a high-intensity exerciser.
Because if you don’t eat these carbs and you exercise intensely six to seven days a week, you’re going to end up suppressing your thyroid, slowing down your metabolism, lowering your leptin levels, and decreasing your insulin sensitivity.
So as far as gram ranges go, if you’re moderately active, you want to be around 100 to 150 grams per day. If you’re in a high intensity category like myself, you’re going to up that to 200 to 250 grams per day if your goal is to lose weight. Remember, if your goal is to gain muscle, the approach totally changes.
Now, if you’re wondering how to do this the right way– the right food combinations, the right timing, the right portion control– these are all key elements that make this work. And somewhere around this video, you’re going to see a link that you can click or tap. And you’re going to learn all about my proprietary carb cycling method called Macro-Patterning. It teaches you how you can still eat lots of carbs and still lose belly fat.
Keep going strong.