29 years, 5’9, 172lb, 14% BF
Weight training 5x week with cardio 3x week
I want to get more lean and maintain muscle definition. I am currently trying out a taking in about 100-120 grams of carbs a day (mostly complex). I’ve read a lot about how some people require more carbs to diet than others but how do you really know what should I be looking out for. I would hate to mess up.
The ADA (American Dietetics Assoc.) recommends that 55-60% of your daily calories come from carbohydrates (10% from simple sugars.) It sounds like you are on the right track. Keep in mind that glucose, the ultimate metabolite of all carbs, is the key energy nutrient. If you consume enough carbs, then you can work hard enough and long enough to drop the fat that you want to.