Carb cycling diet

  • sfboy987

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    Apr 25, 2010 4:54 AM GMT
    What is a carb cycling diet and what do you guys think of it?
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    Apr 25, 2010 3:42 PM GMT
    Carb cycling means consuming a different amount of carbs each day, on a "cycle", in order to balance out the weight loss benefits of a low carb diet while also revving your metabolism and keeping your energy levels up with higher carbs. For example: Monday you eat 200g of carbs; Tuesday you eat 100g; Wednesday you have 50g; Thursday you start the 3-day cycle over again.

    This is actually the carb cycle I used pre-contest for my first bodybuilding competition January-April. It is not easy -- especially the low carb days. But it does work. Stick to low-glycemic index, complex carbs: oatmeal, long-grain brown rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes. Keep your protein high: a gram and a half a day per pound of bodyweight.

    Good luck.
  • sfboy987

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    Apr 25, 2010 7:26 PM GMT
    Thanks a lot for the advice! Do you think that's a good way to start then? I mean a cycle of 200 grams a day, then 100 grams, then 50 grams?