Carb Cycling…

Carb cycling is a great way to micro-manage your weekly carb intake, in a way that potentially improves training performance when additional energy is preferred, and can create the feeling that progress is coming along sooner when you’re eating less on days that you’re less active.

At the end of the day though, your total caloric intake across the week will have the greatest influence on the visual changes you see over time.

Maintain your daily protein intake, eat for good health, and manage your carb intake in any way you prefer, whilst being in a caloric deficit by the end of the week.

Some Examples:
– Consume 25g less carbs 6 days per week so you can add 150g once per week
– Consume a high carb intake 1-2 days per week (an amount that excites you), and reduce your intake for the rest of the week to make up for it.
– Follow your normal diet but reduce your carb intake multiple days per week, which means you have “normal” and “low” days, to assist in faster fat loss (bigger caloric deficit)

How you do it is up to you. Should you do it mostly comes down to personal preference and finding ways to stay on track with the bigger picture (good training performance, maintained caloric deficit, managing hunger, stress, etc).


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