Carb Cycling 101
During our FASTer Way To Fat loss Program we engage in 2 low carb days a week on Monday & Tuesday. The combination of low carb and HITT training on Monday & Tuesday allows our bodies to move from sugar burners to fat burners which equals FAT LOSS! YIPPIEEEEE.....
What is carb cycling?
A carb cycling program is an intentional variation of carbohydrate intake each week. Most carb cycling plans consist of high carb days and low carb days. In all of my programs, I base our cycle on the workouts we will be doing to maximize fat burn and energy levels.
Why carb cycle?
Long term restriction of carbohydrates and calories can lower your metabolic rate and negatively aﬀect your hormone levels. This is a big reason women ﬁnd themselves at one of those weight loss plateaus. For a short period of time a signiﬁcantly restrictive diet will bring you results. However, over time it will cause your metabolic rate to decrease. Once that happens you will see your weight loss stop and will need to restrict calories even further to lose more weight, thus lowering your metabolic rate once again. Not only is this a terribly unhealthy way to live, it is also incredibly frustrating.
What does carb cycling do?
Carb cycling allows for planned high carb days that increase your thyroid output and help you control hunger. Because you are cycling your carbs, you will also have low carb days that oﬀset your high carb days. With this type of cycle you will continue to see fat loss, increased energy levels, and improvements to your overall body composition.
Carb cycling improves insulin levels, helping your body to store less fat. When paired with intermittent fasting and eﬀective workouts, carb cycling can help you break through those dreaded plateaus so you can truly look and feel your very best.
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