I am preparing for a photoshoot on Sunday, and have been depleting my carbohydrates and drinking a lot of water while doing glycogen depleting workouts this past week, as I see is often suggested online. This is supposed to culminate in cutting all water and loading carbs in order to make muscles appear as full as possible on the day of a show or photoshoot.
Where I run into confusion is on how long I am supposed to load my carbs before the shoot. Some people say one day before, some people say two, others say three! Which is correct?
I am also wondering about the carbs themselves, and whether or not I should avoid things like fat during this time. There are many types of carbs out there so, what sorts of carbs should I be loading with for an optimal effect?