I recently finished Matt Fitzgerald’s book “The Endurance Diet” and have jumped on the DQS band wagon 100%. Since adopting the Endurance Diet I have been successful in losing weight (I was 83kg @180cm and have lost 11.1kg) while simultaneously increasing performance. Currently, I am about half way through his other book “Racing Weight”.
When I got to the part of the book where he recommends carbohydrates consumption, I was a little shocked…
Calculating my intake needs using my estimated race weight of 70kg (~155lbs) with an average of 5-6 hours a week of training on the low end this would put me at 426.25g of carbs. I have been keeping a detailed food journal the last few months and I am having a hard time consuming enough carbs. It is especially difficult when I stick to Matt’s methodology to stop eating when satiated and not over stuffing oneself.
This weeks food journal:
As you can see Monday, I got close but Tuesday I was still 100g shy.
FYI - I am allergic to some High FODMAP foods (gluten being the big one) so that does kind of put a damper on some of my carb heavy fuel options… I am interested in suggestions on what foods do y’all eat that are carb heavy? Perhaps there is a carb super food that I could incorporate into my diet that I do not know about…
Also is there anyone in the same boat as me, who is having a hard time consuming the proper amount of carbs? Have you noticed any decrease in performance due to carb under consumption? What about weight gain (1/2 a pound of potatoes is A LOT of food) from carb binging? Monday, which was a rest day I felt absolutely stuffed, and almost a little sick. So I took it easier today, and missed out on almost 25% of my recommend carb intake.
Cheers, and thank you in advance for any advice.