Carb Cycling to Reduce Body Fat
Carb cycling is a powerful technique to strip fat from your body and allow your muscles to get completely refueled and pumped from injections of carbohydrates in your diet.
In this article we’re going to designate a high carb diet day in contrast to a low carb diet day so you have a full meal plan to easily implement and get some stellar results which will have you beach-ready anytime of the year.
Remember this is an advanced strategy that will take a good amount of discipline to follow properly but it is also a great weapon in your arsenal to combat the low-energy that is so prevalent from low-carb diets.
Carb Cycling Meal Plan: Strategy
The strategy with carb cycling is best done with 3 days of low carb meal plan followed by 1 day of a high carb meal plan. This is simply cycled until you get to your desired goal.
The key for success is to start slow and have your first goal as something very attainable (e.g. 4lbs in 4 weeks).
The power of the low carb diet resides heavily on making sure you have tons of protein and as you guessed it you want to chose lean meats like skinless chickedn breast, fish, lean beef, eggs, nuts and of course whey protein (two low carb whey proteins that taste great are: Gaspari Nutrition Myofusion and Optimum 100% Natural Whey).
In order to make sure your body gets all the essential nutrients it is highly recommended that with carb cycling you take a multivitamin like Optimum Super-Multi Pak and an Omega-3 like Health Wellness Fish Oil.
So now what about the amount of carbohydrates you take?
On a low carb day you want to target 1gram of carbs per 1lb of your body weight. So if you weigh 150lbs then you want to aim for a total of 150 grams of carbs in a day, this may sound like a lot but one banana is 30 grams of carbs so hopefully that puts it in perspective.
On a high carb day you want to target about 3-4 grams of carbs per 1lb of your body weight. Quite a big difference, but this doesn’t mean you get to chose carbohydrates on the low nutrient level!
Carb Cycling Meal Plan: Low Carb Day
Here is a great example of a low carb meal plan to follow and of course you will need to add or subtract carbs depending on your body weight as noted above.
4 egg whites, 2 yolks
1 packet instant oatmeal
1 whey protein smoothie (Gaspari Nutrition Myofusion and Optimum 100% Natural Whey)
Optimum Super-Multi Pak and Health Wellness Fish Oil