I’ve recently started carb cycling as a post V-Diet lifestyle. My low days are around 70-80g carb, my baseline days are around 150-175g carb, and my high days are around 250-300g (once per week). I train high volume about 5X per week - sealfit.com
I noticed a while back that about halfway through the day I tend to start feeling lethargic, like I’m wearing a weight vest…I tend to drag ass, and feel really tired. I was ingesting significantly less carbs, so I bumped up the carbs to what I just posted, and I still feel this way for the most part. I’m getting about 250-300 g protein, about 60-80g healthy fat, and my calories are around 2500 on baseline days. I’m also taking a multivitamin, and all my carbs are from oats in the morning, FINiBAR before lifting, Metabolic Drive protein and veges (which I do count as part of my daily macros).
I’m 6 foot 2, 175-180 pounds. I’m still cutting, so 2,500 cals is probably under maintenance… Do you have any ideas as to why I feel so tired all the time? As a result, I end up drinking an unholy amount of coffee and I’m pissed off a lot…Any suggestions or ideas would be great.
PS I was looking through the bodybuilding forum the other day and stumbled upon some contest prep threads. Why don’t these guys do the V-Diet instead of calculating macros down to the minutia they do - they count cals in sauces, spices, etc…Wouldn’t the V-Diet just take some mental pressure off these guys 4 weeks out? Just a thought…