I’m not competing in any kind of physique shows, why would I?!
I Weight loss is easy to achieve, it’s also easy to measure. All you’ve done is lost some fat, as well as some muscle.
But, and this might only be a personal thing, I don’t want to be spending hours preparing my food.
If I have a date and we’re cooking together, that can be a different story.
I eat a lot of eggs, beef, chicken and so forth, and then bring in the carbs before and after my workout. Around your workout is when you need to feed your muscles. This is when you should be having an abundance of carbohydrates.