So I am off on on a sunny holiday in 4 days.
I have been hitting a low carb diet for the last 3 weeks and keeping my training up (lift 4 days/ week and cardio 3 times a week). By low carb diet I have eradicated all of the traditional carbs like bread, pasta and rice. Carbs have been coming from fruits and green veg - still been hitting around 100-130g a day (more like moderate carb intake?) and stuck to around 2000-2100 kCal (185cm/84kg)
I've been reasonably pleased with the results and bf is probably at around 11-13%
My question is two-fold:
- Was this all a waste of time? Should I have kept carbs to 180-220g and just hit a deficit of 300-500 kCal?
- In the 3 days leading upto the holiday should I increase my carbs to cause glycogen to 'fill' the muscles and not let them look flat. Or would this bloat me up and screw up my hard work?!
Been reading a lot of conflicting material around carbs, it's frustrating!!