7. The Bottom Line
Eating fewer calories will let you carb out in peace, according to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine. “Reduced-calorie diets, whether carbohydrate-predominant or carbohydrate-poor produce similar weight-loss results,” says David W. Grotto, R.D., author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life.
Ultimately, your activity level should determine the amount of carbs you take in. Here’s how to calculate your maximum daily allotment of the the muscle fuel:
Beginner/Sedentary Guys: 1 g/per pound of body weight
Intermediate/Moderately Fit Guys: 2 g/per pound of body weight
Advanced/Highly Active Guys: 3 g/per pound of body weight
Additional grams of carbs should be eaten 30 to 60 minutes before physical activity.
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