Realizing more and more that I do better on more carbs than less - that is, I do better with ~100-150 grams per day than I do on less than 50 grams per day. When I am at less than 50, it is typically just random carbs here and there - veggies, some sugar in my whey protein and other supplements, some carbs from dark chocolate, etc. When I want to higher - I can never figure out if its better to go with fruit (berries) and a few potatoes, or if its ok once in a while to refuel your muscles with a bunch of brown rice or even some granola. I can't seem to get my muscles properly juiced up and charged on fruit and veggies. I have energy, but for someone who lifts a lot and works out hard, I always want more carbs. Potatoes tend to set off a blood sugar spike for me, and they aren't super convenient to cook. Also I know the skin isnt great for you - and i get sick of potatoes too, not to mention if they are sweet potatoes too many will turn my skin orange.
So, i know this is the endless debate, but how should we refuel our muscles if we are working out hard and want more carbs? And please, don't just give an arrogant answer and tell me that "you don't need any more carbs. Your body makes all it needs off of just eating protein and fat". I know that argument, and I'm posting because I feel better with more carbs and want to refuel my workouts.