Right now I am doing a reverse diet back to my normal TDEE. I am on 2100-2200 kcal and around 300 carbs (male, 20 years, 178 cm). I was on much less carbs before (because I wasn't lifting). Now it's like 4-5 days that I am consistently hitting my numbers...
The first few days it was ok, I was feeling filled up and tight. But now I am way too bloated and feel kind of 'over-spilled'. I am also gaining like 0.5-1kg a day!
My workouts are awesome, I am stronger than ever, but I don't like how I feel (and look).
Should I cut back on the overall calories a bit, or just the carbs? (throw in some fat instead).
I suppose the weight is purely just water, because it fluctuates too rapidly for it to be 'real' weight.
Still, it's quite strange as I was thinking about this... couple years ago, when I wasn't concerned about fitness and nutrition, I ate easily 400 carbs a day and wasn't even lifting... and I didn't have any adverse effects. 'Normal' people eat probably 70% of carbs in their diet (bagels, cereal, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, rice, juices, sodas, sweets..).
With exercise and intermittent fasting (some people) insulin sensitivity should be much much better and physically active people involved in heavy workouts should handle carbs much better... so why is it that I am observing such dramatic changes from my diet?