There's not a set number of carbs you shold take in - it's individual. Some people tolerate carbs very well and thus will be able to take in more carbs than others. Also - the leaner you are the better you will tolerate carbs so if your packin a high BF I would watch the carbs.
But as I said - it's individual. You could try cutting your carbs down replacing them with healthy fats and see how you respond. Some go crazy without carbs some do just fine without. I for one do not have to cut out carbs when i diet, even though I do cut them a bit when dieting since it's an easy place to save calories.
Ok I'll try to remember what I ate yesterday,
60g Protein Shake with morning supps. Totaling 180 Cals.
6 boiled egg whites
Nitro-Tech Protein Bar, Cal Intake 250
30 peanuts, 6 oz. albacore tuna - 400 Cals
80g Protein shake, with creatine - 210 cals
2 scoops of rice, 11 oz. Salmon - i dunno how many carbs
Nitro Tech bar and nighttime supps - 250 cals
Food log is usually a small diary that you keep on you. You then sit down and add up the meal totals at the end of each day or week (which ever you prefer). So as you eat, make a note of what you ate, how much (get some scales or get good at estimating portions), and of what (including dressings, butter, etc).
I kept one for about 3-4months and was amazed at how little I ate. At the time I classified myself as a hard gainer. Now I roughly know what my portions are and intake is without having to log it. But if I was seriously dieting or gaining I'd be keeping one.
So my advice would be to cut those bars out of your diet and replace it with something else (you can actually have quite a lot healthy foods for those cals).
PrinceVegetas advice is pretty good as well - concentrate your carbs around morning, pre and post-wo.
Total Fat: 7g
Sat Fat: 5g
Trans Fat: 0
Total Carb: 31g
Dietry Fiber: 4 g
I was guessing on the cal, close enough.
I usually eat the bar after breakfast cause at that moment i'm moving from one classroom to the other or else I would eat something more solid.
Now when it comes to My nitro tech bars... i counted I have 23 boxes of these thigns that the company sent me.... and they expire in 6 months... so they need to disappear lmao. The people that would have interest in buy dunno why they would spend $2 a bar so i keep it.
Iron: 1 mg
Thats on the bar,plus NO Acclearators and Amino Acids.
Also agreeing with Vegeta. Center you carbs at breakfast and post wokout. also, If you were taking in a good amount of carbs in the offseason and now you're trying to cut down, make sure you GRADUALLY lower the carbs. Your body doesnt respond as well to taking away too many carbs all at once.
Also, on a really low carb diet its a good idea to have a refeed day. Take one day out of the week to have a solid amount of carbs. I'd say around 400. Carbs play an important role in burning fat, so if you never have them in your system it's easy to stall out on losing fat.
for me i always know what im going to eat not by calories but by the indiviual components cabrs fats and protein. I think that way is better and like everyone says everyone is different. You dont wanna go to low on carbohydrates. The best thing is to play around with your carbohydrats and see what work you never no you could lose body fat at 300 carbohydrates a day. and still have great energy for your workout