I am currently in “cutting” phase of my workout routine and consuming a lot of lean protein and low fat foods. I try very hard to maintain a 20/40/40 ration (fat/carbs/protein) however due to the types of food I eat I am always low on my carb intake. I try to consume 1mg of protein per body pound during this time and my percentages usually come out 17/27/56.
Real Quick Diet Example
Breakfast – egg whites and oatmeal
Snack – protein shake and fruit
Lunch – chicken breast and veggie
Snack – protein shake
Snack – Tuna can
Dinner – Chicken breast, brown rice and veggie
What are you trying to achieve during and right after your “cutting ” phase of your workout and how long is the phase for? What’s the end goal ? That may shape the way you feel about the carbs you start to add into your life, if you decided to. It can be challenging to offer sound suggestions without knowing what the main goal is and how long you desire your goal to be sustained.