Muscle and Strength talks about the things that you need to consider if ever you plan on undergoing this diet. Before you start with this diet plan, you’ll need to cover a bit of its background, the guidelines as well as the science. This is all done in order to effectively start the regimen.
This dietary practice means you have to use a fasted and fed approach. The big difference if you compare it with other diets is that it pays attention to carb consumption and not any other nutrient. There are long periods of restriction as well as short periods of refeeding.
The technique involves manipulating carbohydrates in a way that attempts to leverage insulin which results to maximizing fat loss. This differs from other diets because it incorporates high carb intake in certain periods.
The Plan Guide
Carb cycling (AKA the cyclic ketogenic diet) typically prescribes 5-6 days of very low carbohydrate intake, usually less than 50 grams per day. On the 6th or 7th day there is a carbohydrate refeed day where carbohydrate intake increases up to 450-600 grams of carbohydrates while keeping fat intake incredibly low. Read more…
The Daily Burn talks about an efficient meal plan that you can follow to get you started on the carbohydrate cycling diet.
Most people don’t want to go through a no-carb diet. It doesn’t have a good effect on some people, and there are those who just can’t say no to carbs. But you don’t want to go carbo-loading like crazy either. How can you find the middle-ground to this one?
The answer is this strategy. This is one practice that has been incorporated in bodybuilding for quite some time now. However, there are trainers who are trying this nutrition strategy for their clients. It seems to be a successful way in achieving weight goals, whether it’s for gaining mass or losing weight.
Shelby Starnes, a competitive bodybuilder and carb cycling expert says that eating good carbohydrates on specific periods gets your metabolism going. Eating veggies and protein in between keep your insulin levels low to burn fat without losing mass.
A Daily Meal Plan to Get Started
The classic carb cycling schedule alternates between high- and low-carb days, six times a week, saving the seventh day for reward meals. Depending on your health and fitness objectives, however, you might want to alter your setup for the week. For instance, to lose weight, you might aim for five low-carb days interspersed with two high-carb days, suggests Starnes. Read more…
Live Strong says that this nutrition strategy might be a good way to lose the last 15 pounds of your excess weight. It’s a great technique: monitoring your intake will really push you to get there.
There are diets and studies that associate processed carbs to chronic diseases. This nutrient has become the bad, bad, black sheep of the nutrition industry. Well, let’s clarify this one, shall we? The heavy consumption of these processed foods tends to affect the body’s hormones which results to inflammation and excess fat deposits.
When it comes to muscle growth and performance, healthy carbohydraes are your allies. It’s not just something that’s there for you to consume. It’s a need. The biggest challenge here is consuming the right amount as well as consuming it at the right time.
Carb Cycling for Fat Loss
It turns out that what carbs you eat — and especially, when you eat them — can drastically affect your body’s response to them. Through a process called carb cycling, you can manipulate carb consumption to maximize muscle growth while you minimize negative effects. Read more…
Check out this video – Ryan Engel Fitness shares ways How To Carb Cycle: