Hello friends! First of all, thank you so much for your support and kind comments on my latest post on getting (and being!) super-lean. Your words are golden to me!
My calories and carbs have never been so low during a competition prep, and I’ve been feeling the effects… fatigue, flat-looking muscles, and significant loss of strength during training. And early this week my weight was hovering right around my stage weight, putting me about a week and a half ahead of schedule. Woo hoo!
All this led my coach to call for a “carb refeed”- basically one day of significantly increasing carbohydrate intake to pump up my muscles, give me some mental & physical energy, and regulate my hormones such as cortisol, gherlin and leptin to help me combat the ongoing effects of dieting.