Carb Cycling is a low/no-carbohydrate diet with intermittent periods of high or moderate carbohydrate consumption; essentially you are cycling your carbs to achieve a desired result. Most people have the misconception that consuming low carbs on a day to day basis for long periods of time is good for them. The main problem with low-carb diets is that they are meant as temporary diets; they deplete your energy and strength and are not the best method when attempting to lose body fat and retain muscle. You cannot eat that way forever. Your body needs carbs for daily functions.
This Is were Carb Cycling comes in! With carb cycling it you get the rapid fat loss of a low-carb diet and the ability to drop your bodyfat to a very low level without cannibalizing muscle mass or without the many other drawbacks associated with a low-carb diet. Carb cycling is an advanced technique requiring true dedication. I will explain it more in the video below.
What is Carb Cycling?
Carb cycling is an eating plan with alternating high-carb and low-carb days.
How does it work?
In order to lose weight, our bodies need the right combination of proteins, carbs, and healthy fats. Here’s why:
- Protein builds and maintains muscles and these muscles burn calories like an inferno. Protein also breaks down more slowly than carbs and fat, which burns even more calories and helps you feel fuller longer.
- Carbs are the preferred fuel source for your muscles and organs, and they come in healthy versions (vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes), and not-so-healthy versions (cakes, cookies, soda, doughnuts, candy, and many processed foods). Healthy carbs are also crucial for burning calories, and since they break down more slowly than those not-so-healthy carbs, they keep your blood sugar and energy levels steady, and they also keep your calorie-burning furnace hot so it burns more calories!
- Healthy fats (unsaturated fats) eaten in moderation help the development and function of your eyes and brain and help prevent heart disease, stroke, depression, and arthritis. Healthy fats also help keep your energy levels steady and keep you from feeling hungry.
So why do we alternate high-carb and low-carb days in carb cycling? On high-carb days you’re stocking your calorie-burning furnace so that on low-carb days your furnace burns fat, and lots of it! This pattern tricks your metabolism into burning a lot of calories, even on those low-carb days. It’s an amazing and well-proven method.
This is How I use Carb Cycling to get RIPPED. I simply alow myself to eat carbs on days that I life weights. I do NOT eat carbs on my rest days or days that I only do cardio.
HIGH CARB / WEIGHT LIFTING DAY
On my high carb / weight lifting days my diet looks like this (see “The Portions Size Method” for more details)
7:00 a.m. Protein, Carb, or Fruit
9:30 a.m Protein, Carb or Fruit
12:30 am Protein, Carb or Fruit
2:30 p.m. Protein, Carb or Fruit
5:30 p.m. Protein, Carb or Fruit
7:00 p.m. Protein, Vegetables
On my LOW / CARB days I ONLY eat proteins and green vegetables
7:00 a.m. Protein, Vegetables or Fruit
9:30 a.m Protein, Vegetables or Fruit
12:30 am Protein, Vegetables or Fruit
2:30 p.m. Protein, Vegetables or Fruit
5:30 p.m. Protein, Vegetables or Fruit
7:00 p.m. Protein, Vegetables or Fruit
This is a really simple method that will help you get ripped fast!
Make sure you take a look at see “The Portions Size Method” for more details on what to eat to build muscle and burn fat fast!
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