Endurance Steve Posted October 7, 2018 Share Posted October 7, 2018 Hi folks - I've read through a good bit of the forum backhistory, as well as done some general internet research, and struggling to find out how people actually manage a high carb diet while doing a Whole30. I'm a high volume endurance cyclist, and just to maintain weight I need somewhere between 3.2k and 3.4k calories daily given my training. I've tried both the standard LCHF and full keto very low carb, and both were disastrous to my training and mood, and I do find that I both ride better and am just a happier person overall with a moderately high (50% - 60% of calories) diet. And yes, I did give the low carb thing plenty of time (4 months), did all the right electrolytes, etc.... So I'm curious if others have actual experience making this type of carb ingestion work, I understand the high carb vegetable situation, and fully endorse potatoes of all types, bananas, plantains, etc. - but to hit my targets I need something like 4 lb of sweet potato a day, which is obviously a bit excessive. The main reason I'm doing a Whole30 was to clean up some digestive issues and fight my "sugar dragon" so adding a ton of fruit hurts along both of those dimensions. Thanks in advance for any thoughts people have regarding how to practically accomplish a higher carb intake during Whole30! (As an aside, I've already scaled back my training during Whole30 partially to account for this shift in intake from an oatmeal and rice-heavy diet, not much more to cut back there.) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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