Sunday, August 15, 2021

Carbohydrate Cycling Diet, What Is It About?

Carbohydrate Cycling Diet, What Is It About?
Carbohydrate Cycling.

This is not a new concept. This first appear to be the zig-zag diet by Dr. Fred Hatfield. Then 2 bodybuilding experts, Will Brink and Tom Venuto created the Carbohydrate Cycling plan from that.

On this plan you work out your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) and your TDEE (Daily Calories to Maintain Weight) and workout your meals from there.

If you a male, I would say have 6 meals a day. If your female have 5 meals a day.

Your calories are broken down into three percentages, Protein, Carbohydrates and Fats. So you are looking to get 45% of your calories from Protein, 30% from Carbohydrates and 25% from Fats on Low Carbohydrate Days. 30% of your calories from Protein, 50% from Carbohydrates and 20% from Fats on High Carbohydrate Days.

You will spend 3 days having low carbohydrates meal plan, then on the 4th day you will go on the High Carbohydrate Day. After the 4th day you will start the cycle over again on the low days.
Now I must admit, to work out you meal plan can be tricky, but there are a few websites that will work this out for you.

Carbohydrate Cycling is a great way to get rid of the last bits of excess body fat you have been working so hard to lose. But this is not a long team eating plan. This plan you should be on for 4-8 weeks, then go back to your clean eating plan that is around your daily calories to maintain weight.

If you give this plan a go, remember you will have to stay pretty strict, but do treat yourself every once and a while but control the portion size.

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