During this phase we will slowly be reintroducing a higher amount of carbs back into the diet.
However, this will be at a low level and the majority of them are to be had post workout on training days or in your pre bed meal on non-training days. (last meal of the day)
The reason behind this is simple; your body will naturally want to uptake glycogen immediately post workout to help restore depleted cells and aid in the recovery process.
Pre bed the additional carbs may help induce a betters night’s sleep.
Due to phase 1 your body will be in more optimal state for using carbohydrates effectively.
Rules of phase 2:
- No direct carbs other than veg are to be consumed at breakfast unless your breakfast is post workout.
- Your veg intake must remain as stated in phase 1 but the additional carbs are to be had post workout and pre bed as desired.
- On non-training days your overall carb intake is to remain the same and some may be had throughout the day if preferred BUT post your breakfast meal.