SparkPeople CARB CYCLING Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=31145 Carb cycling is daily manipulation of carb consumption and can be tailored to meet specific goals/body types. This team is here to empower you to explore, understand, adapt and optimize your journey. SparkPeople CARB CYCLING Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=31145 Hello. I am new to this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x59331051 Hello, <BR> I only learned about carb cycling recently and have just started. Today is day 4. I am doing the 2 low, one high, two low, one high, one reward pattern. I have 30 pounds to lose. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 04:24:42 EST Strategic Carb-Cycli g/Exercise Program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x57528430 I think everyone can benefit from a carb-cycling program such as Shaun Hadsall's strategic carb-cycling/exercise program. On card-reduction days you cut out all starches and fruits and limit the other carbs you normally take. On other days you eat more carbs, and you can even have cheat days every 7th day or so where "unhealthy" carbs such as cake, pizza, bread, can be included in your diet. <BR> According to Shaun, </link> www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQd1qxa5AXY </link> , you need to train you... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:21:55 EST Anyone else doing Crack the Fat Loss Code? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x52321989 Just started this diet today. Anyone else doing this program? Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:41:02 EST Taking a Chance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x51912855 Hey everyone! I see this team has been quiet for a very long time but I'm taking a chance and joining. I've been reading up on carb cycling and am going to start next week (once I do a bit more research and read the threads on here). I hope to meet some new people out there and maybe support eachother (if there is the chance there is anyone still checking in here). Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:14:02 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x50937975 Hi, I'm Terrie, I have been back on SPARK now for a few weeks and just wanted to take the time to say hello and introduce myself! <BR> <BR> Love the support here! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:27:09 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x50813504 Hi there <BR> <BR> I was just checking in to say hi, and see how everyone is doing with carb cycling? The "sticky" info presented was great, as I was wondering how to balance out carb cycling with calorie cycling. <BR> <BR> I had pretty much been low carbing it, and in October I started increasing the carbs, and weight loss is progressing again and I feel so much better energy wise. <BR> <BR> So I was just wanting to see how everyone was doing it and their progress. <BR> Thanks! Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:06:56 EST Hey from PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x49758075 I'm two days in to carbcycling and I'm loving it! My name is Dottie and I live in PA. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and support you while we take this journey together. We can do this! Mon, 3 Sep 2012 22:51:42 EST New w/Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x49745027 So I've been trying carb cycling for the past two weeks and my weight hasn't changed. <BR> <BR> I have three strict low carb days, then one high carb day and then two low carb days followed by another high carb day. I've also been counting my calories on sparkpeople and working out 3 to 4 times a week between 50 to 90 mins (zumba, kickboxing, circuit training/weight lifting). <BR> <BR> I don't know what to do...so any advice would be appreciated.... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 05:24:37 EST Is there anyone here? lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x49228026 It seems that the newest posts are over a month ago... is there anyone here, or is there a more active team to join? Or does the team just need someone to kick start it back up? lol <BR> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:06:56 EST New to the team and to carb cycling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x49227262 So, I am halfway through the book Choose to Lose, and it really makes sense, so I plan to start this week!! I hope to finish the book tonight lol <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:01:00 EST Freshmeat.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x48476574 I picked the title freshmeat for a couple different reasons, the first being that I am now only eating low fat meats and secondly because I have never tried anything like this before and this is DAY 1. Would love to meet a few people and learn some recipes because everything I am making right now seems pretty plain and bland. Which I know will cause me to fail off the wagon. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:50:10 EST Hello, I'm new. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x48433617 Hi, everyone! I'm new to this carb cycling but I will give it a try. In the past I've used low carb diets like South Beach to lose weight, but then something would happen and I'd gain it all back. I've tried to start again but being type 2 diabetic alot of times I would go too low in blood sugar at night, and since I live alone, that's dangerous. I always lose weight easily when going low carb it's just sticking with it for a lifetime. I just got Chris Powell's Book Choose to Lose: The 7-Day ... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 13:18:54 EST Top 25 Motivational Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23637x31145x48413242 Here are 25 of my favorite motivational quotes from some famous and not-so-famous folks. I hope you find inspiration in them like I have! <BR> <BR> 1. Strive for progress, not perfection. -Unknown <BR> 2. You want me to do something... tell me I can't do it. -Maya Angelou <BR> 3. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. -Wayne Gretzky <BR> 4. If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying. -Unknown <BR> 5. You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 07:29:01 EST Cinnamon and Honey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x47804128 Cinnamon and Honey <BR> Whoever thought? Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. What it will do is what some call 'turning to sugar'. In reality, honey is always honey. However, when left in a cool dark place for a long time it will "crystallize". When this happens loosen the lid, boil some water and sit the honey container in the hot water, but turn off the heat and let it liquefy naturally. It is then as good as it ever was. Never boil honey or put it in a microw... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 08:57:12 EST Intro and Rejoined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x47759724 Thought I'd better introduce myself, for those that don't know me. <BR> I'm Vicki and I live in Florida. <BR> I'm working towards making the healthiest choices I can when it comes to taking care of myself. <BR> I want to make exercise a top priority as I have a couple of health issues that exercise would improve. Also it would definately give me more energy. <BR> I am basically trying to keep all my nutritional numbers within a set goal I think will work for me. It's not strictly any one spe... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:40:47 EST Confession Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x47458581 This past week I did myself in by buying a yearly treat for myself. I bought not one, but 2 BIG bags of the candy coated chocolate malted milk balls shaped like eggs. It's something you only see at Easter time and last year I didn't buy any at all. I really shouldn't have this year either as over the last 7 days I've eaten almost 3.5 lbs of the candy. The 2 bags total 4.5 lbs and I might have 1 lb left. If it's more than that I'd be surprised. I get started on them and eat til I literly make ... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 16:54:32 EST Co-Leader Needed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x47410626 Hello Team! <BR> <BR> We are in need of a Co-Leader for the team. I haven't been able to keep up with the team as much as I would like due to family health obligations. I am asking for someone to be able to help out with the team by answering questions and adding new topic to the team. Please either reply here or send me a Spark Mail if you are interested. <BR> <BR> Thanks!! <BR> Mary <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 Apr 2012 18:04:01 EST Confusion reigns http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x47071693 This diet has me so confused. On low carb days I still have to eat carbs, but how low is low and what can I eat. The list says potatoes. But is that for this day or that day? <BR> <BR> I just ate yogurt, am I supposed too on a low carb day, like today? <BR> <BR> How many carbs are low and what is high? <BR> <BR> Anyway, you can tell I'm new here. Previous I've been following a diabetic diet plan. I don't have diabetes buy my dad did and it seemed sensible. I was doing good, lost around 70 ... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 09:49:23 EST Trying Carb Cycling for the first time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x46642092 Hi! I'm officially starting tomorrow with a 3 month carb cycling plan based on the Chris Powell book Choose to Lose. Has anyone else read this? It's an every other day high/low cycle that sounds fairly easy to stick to. I've been warming up for the last 3 days with low/high carbs and eating every 3 hours which has been the biggest challenge. I figure if this works well and I see some decent results I may tweak it to a 3:1 ration that it seems most people here adhere to. Sat, 18 Feb 2012 07:58:20 EST Just Another Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x46622600 I joined this team at the suggestion of someone else. I'm trying to lose weight and gain control of my diabetes and I seem to be making three steps forward and two back!!! Looking forward to being a part of this group. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 21:22:44 EST Carb and Fiber counts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x46360579 Are you subtracting Fiber from the carb number? Wed, 1 Feb 2012 11:59:45 EST is this safe for hypoglycemia? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x46220312 I am very carb sensitive, If i eat too few or too many carbs I feel terrible, I typically eat carbs throughout the day, mostly clean carbs, I also tend to workout in the afternoon or evening time and I don't want to have to "drag" through the evening if I am cutting back carbs, any suggestions, i weigh about 120 and need to lose about 1o to 15 lbs, mostly on my stomach area, any advice? Tue, 24 Jan 2012 18:33:03 EST New to team and carb cycling concept http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x46170721 Hi all. I just signed up for this team as the concept really strikes me as interesting and something I would like to try, so I'm giving it a go. I am familiar with low carb/no carb diets and know that people have some great initial success with them but there are definite negatives that I have seen. First off, a long term low carb/no carb diet can wreak havoc on your liver and kidneys and I am not hip to signing up for that, and second, most people I know that have had success, gain the weigh... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 08:54:01 EST New to the team and i need help!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x46091827 Hi Everyone! I'm new to this group and I have NO idea of where or how to start?! Any tips/ideas advice? <BR> I am endomorphs and carb-sensitive. I learned that CARBS are my problem. They make me hungry, tired, and crave more. Looking forward to get to know you all and this way of eating too. <BR> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 21:01:07 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x45742479 Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year! <BR> <BR> So now that the new year is here, what are your goals for 2012? Sun, 1 Jan 2012 09:18:42 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x45337379 Hi All! I'm new to carb cycling and have been researching it for a while. For the last several months I've been following a modified version of the Sonoma Diet Plan - it has worked well, but I've gotten bored with it and need to switch it up. I've decided to try carb cycling/tapering starting this month. This team has given me a lot of great info to get started, and I'm looking forward to staying tuned on how others are progessing to help keep me on point for the holidays. Thanks and hope... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 10:31:01 EST what's BONKING? I think I "know" ha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x44908735 Hi all <BR> Moving along with my new plan of carb cycling. did three very low carb days and then had a high one which ended in a Halloween candy raid. I didn't bring enough lunch to work. Learned a few things <BR> <BR> Carbs make me bingey (will try to do better next "up" day) <BR> High carbs don't mean CHEAT day <BR> I'm scared of carbs. Healthy ones. <BR> <BR> I'll have to work on all these <BR> <BR> What is BONKING? I know it's the result of too low carbs for too long. If it's that bu... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 20:54:10 EST starting point http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x44887698 Hi all.. <BR> Ok, so today is my first "carb up" day and I'm not sure how high to up them? I usually eat very low carb, say...20-40 g per day. I know this is very little, but it works for me. I'm celiac anyway and have been for years, so low carb has been my fate for literally years. <BR> <BR> But this first day, do you think one carb per pound of body weight would be a good jumping off point? <BR> I know (and love) about this program that we can change it up when we figure what works or do... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 16:03:46 EST New and motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x44880973 Hello all <BR> I have been looking around on this site but don't now have the time to dive in like I want and plan to! For now, I'd like to introduce myself to get started. <BR> <BR> I am a 44 year old female with a lifelong love affair with the fitness industry (group exercise leader and personal trainer). I have done cardio, weights, any mixture thereof and every diet known to mankind. When I finally gave all that up (the maniacal aspect of it, anyway) then my body leaned out and I learned... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 08:54:45 EST Bacon and Egg Scramble http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18498x31145x44247984 Here is a quick breakfast recipe for a Low or Moderate Carb Day... <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=1821421 </link> Sat, 24 Sep 2011 10:46:30 EST Jittery on low carb days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x44025681 I started carb cycling last week. I'm doing 2 high carb days (200 g), 2 moderate carb days (140 g), and 3 low carb days (80 g). This is my second low carb day, and I've felt awful both times. <BR> <BR> The first low carb day I ate 50 g of carbs for breakfast, 10 g for my snack, and 10 g for my next meal. I got really jittery by about 4:30, so I had an apple, which put me up to 95 g of carbs for the day. <BR> <BR> So, today I decided I would try to space out my carbs a little better, and ... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 14:06:03 EST HI Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x43810144 I'm new to carb cycling and have been reading like crazy. I did see one article that said if you have a signifigant amount of weight to lose then carb cycling isn't for you. Is this true? I need to lose a lot! My first goal is 20lbs. I've just gotten past bilateral masectomies and want to be healthy. Chances of reoccurance is higher if you are over weight. It's time that this weight comes off...also for me to have reconstruction I need to get the fat GONE before they will do the operatio... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 10:05:53 EST Veggie Cheese Omelet from The Biggest Loser http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18498x31145x43151836 Veggie Cheese Omelet from The Biggest Loser <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 3 Large Egg Whites <BR> 1 Whole Egg <BR> 2 Tbsp Fat-Free Milk <BR> 1/4 Cup Chopped Red Bell Pepper <BR> 1/2 Cup Chopped Yellow Onion <BR> 1/4 Cup Shredded Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese <BR> Chopped Cilantro <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> 1. Whisk egg whites, egg, and milk in small bowl. <BR> <BR> 2. Coat small nonstick skillet lightly with olive oil cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add eggs t... Sat, 23 Jul 2011 16:22:52 EST Chicken and Bacon Lettuce Wraps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18498x31145x43151822 Chicken and Bacon Lettuce Wraps <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> * 2 pieces nitrate free bacon <BR> * 2 cups chopped chicken <BR> * 3 large lettuce pieces <BR> * 1 chopped scallion <BR> * 1 small yellow onion <BR> * 3 diced garlic cloves <BR> * EVOO and coconut oil <BR> * cayenne, black and crushed red peppers, chili powder, honey, lime juice <BR> * 8-10 diced almonds <BR> <BR> <BR> Cooking Steps: <BR> <BR> Lettuce Wraps: <BR> Place a tsp of coconut oil in a frying fan and saute 2 cups o... Sat, 23 Jul 2011 16:21:05 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x41084174 I am looking into Carb Cycling as a way to improve my eating habits and loose weight. I haven't started yet, but have done low carb dieting before. Is carb cycling a way of eating regularly? I know I need to make permanent changes to the way I eat and want to make sure that I find one that fits me. Thu, 7 Apr 2011 22:24:37 EST 4 Week Carb Cycle Challenge - April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18499x31145x40958140 The 4 Week Carb Cycle Challenge if for those who wan tto be accountable for their Carb Cycling menu. The Challenge is to eat 2 HIGH CARB days per week. <BR> <BR> For each LOW CARB day, give yourself 1 point. If you stayed on track, you will have 5 points by the end of the week. Let's see who can end up w/ 20 points by April 30! <BR> <BR> Challenge starts Sunday, April 3 and you can post your progress on this thread. <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Sat, 2 Apr 2011 11:49:07 EST ~Is anyone here?~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x40945905 Hello! <BR> I am new... I dont see much action...How come? I would love to get to know you all!!! <BR> <BR> Oksana Fri, 1 Apr 2011 19:12:08 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x40924850 Hi everyone!! <BR> <BR> I just found out that carbs have been preventing me from losing the weight that I need to lose. Carb cycling sounds like it's for me but I need a little assistance in putting it all together. Hope to learn a lot.......thanks! <BR> Karen Thu, 31 Mar 2011 20:21:35 EST Snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x40563699 I was hoping I could get some suggestions?!?! I have been sooo hungry lately and going over or just about over my calories eating snacks. What are some healthy snacks you guys eat? Low carb snacks would be even better : ) Mon, 14 Mar 2011 23:14:59 EST Hi Team. New to Carb cycling too. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x40312611 I saw this team while looking at one of the calorie cycling teams and thought I'd find out what it was all about and give it a shot. I've done low carb and lost weight, I've also eaten my fair share of carbs and lost. Instead of trying to figure out what to do I'm going to give carb cycling a try. Thu, 3 Mar 2011 16:02:44 EST Hello All....What's a girl to do??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x40312248 I am new to Carb cycling and I am confused about my calorie intake. Well I calculated my BMR so my cals should be 1908. That seemed too high. I decided to do 1300 with a 45-30-25 ratio on my lc day and 1700 with a 50-30-20 ration on my high days. Or should I use the number given as my BMR and just subtract 25% in order to create a deficit. I hope this made sense and any help is appreciated. Thu, 3 Mar 2011 15:40:53 EST 30 day carb cycle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18499x31145x40259093 21 Day Carb Cycle Challenge <BR> <BR> March 6 - Low (example) <BR> March 7 - Low <BR> March 8 - Low <BR> March9 - Low <BR> March 10 - HIGH!! <BR> March 11 - Low <BR> March 12 - Low <BR> March 13 - HIGH - Sundays are my High Days <BR> March 14 - HIGH - Fell off track w/ V Day : ( <BR> March 15 - Low <BR> March16 - <BR> March 17 - <BR> March 18 - <BR> March 19 - <BR> March 20 - <BR> March 21 - <BR> March 22 - <BR> March 23 - <BR> March 24 - <BR> March 25 - <BR> March 26 - <BR> March 27 - <BR> ... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 14:54:56 EST Hi Team-----New to Carb Cyling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x40253828 Hi, <BR> My name is Sheila and have been reading about carb cycling and am ready to get started soon. I have <BR> done a successful low-carb before (Kimkins) only to gain it back because I did not stay low carb. That time the weight just vanished. This time the scale isnt moving. It did move on raw veggies or Kimkins. I feel lighter due to exercise but the scale is stuck at 208. I am so glad I found this team because from what I read so far, the information is clear and the team seems to be ... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 11:26:35 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x39884206 I'm somewhat new to carb cycling. My mom and I were both doing a low carb diet and after a few days we would end up cheating. We both found the weight was still coming off very easily. So we have been continuing the diet. Sun, 13 Feb 2011 07:27:31 EST Homemade LOW CARB Turkey Meatballs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18498x31145x39736787 Here is a great recipe submitted by FITGIRL15... YUM! <BR> <BR> LOW CARB Turkey Meatballs <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=769657 </link> Sun, 6 Feb 2011 19:40:57 EST Low Carb / High Protein Strawberry Smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18498x31145x39736703 Here is a great recipe for a "Clean" Low Carb / High Protein Strawberry Smoothie. <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=606214 </link> <BR> <BR> I do add a packet of Truvia to the recipes for extra sweetness. <BR> Sun, 6 Feb 2011 19:37:26 EST 21 Day Carb Cycle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18499x31145x39736240 So there are only 21 more days left of this month. Here is a challenge for those who want to be accountable for their Carb Cycling menu. The challenge is to eat only 1 - 2 HIGH CARB DAYS per week. You can post your progress here! <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Feb 2011 19:13:53 EST Banana Oatmeal Pancakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18498x31145x39736141 Here is a great breakfast recipe for a high carb day! <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=1467344&ff=1 </link> Sun, 6 Feb 2011 19:08:23 EST Overcoming challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x39047215 What are your biggest challenges with carb cycling and how do you overcome them? Mon, 10 Jan 2011 15:57:35 EST Great offer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x38691730 Here is a great offer from the Clean Eating Magazine... <BR> <link>frugallivingandhavingfun.com/2010/12<BR>/clean-eating-magazine-subscription-on<BR>ly-5-99year/ </link> <BR> <BR> Great deal! $5.99 for a year! Thought I would share. Tue, 28 Dec 2010 09:16:04 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x38476518 New to this team. I just bought The New Atkins For A New You book. I am confused by all the how much protien, fats, carbs is a good rule to follow. I have read several diet books Tosca Reno Eat Clean, Jillian Michaels Master Your Metabolism, South Beach, SKinny Bitches ( I could never do the Vegan diet). Anyway what is a healthy number for daily carbs. I was keeping a food journal with an app on my ipod touch Loseit. Anyway I had been noticing that my carbs were on the high side. About... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 17:12:49 EST When the 3:1 cycle gets messed up, do you restart? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x37530636 yesterday was the second day of my low carb day and I went over on my carbs (about 140). Tomorrow was supposed ot be my high carb day, so what should I do? Do I continue tomorrow as another low carb day and then make Wednesday my high carb day (close to 200g's)? Mon, 25 Oct 2010 16:51:23 EST I have been reading lots and need some help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x37442677 Hi there! I have been thinking about this for a long time... learned about it from a good friend and have been trying to figure out how to make it work for me! <BR> <BR> So... I have read everything here, plus many other articles on carb cycling. I have also gone to the freedieting.com site and got my numbers from there. I need some help with knowing what exactly to do with them all! This really doesn't seem like it should be too hard, but I do have a couple questions/ concerns... <BR> <BR>... Thu, 21 Oct 2010 01:38:47 EST Where to start?! HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x37388080 Hi Everyone! I'm new to this group and I have NO idea of where or how to start?! Any tips/ideas/advice? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Kristin Mon, 18 Oct 2010 15:27:14 EST how much is too much? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x37273076 how many hours of a high intesity workout can you do in a day daily such as cardio plus weights. Tue, 12 Oct 2010 17:42:41 EST heart rate monitors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x37077021 I was wondering is anyone on this team using a heart rate monitor and if so how has it helped you?...i'm new to this and trying to figure out where to start Sun, 3 Oct 2010 10:56:58 EST 3 day fruit flush to jump start your program ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x36959753 For anyone who leans towards clean eating and wants a quick start to your exercise program, I thought this was interesting: <BR> <BR> Jay Robb's fruit flush consists of a 3-day flush, based on the following: <BR> <BR> Protein Day: <BR> ********** <BR> Day 1: for the first 8 hours, every 2 hours I will be drinking an 8 ounce whey protein shake (25g), followed by an 8 - 12 ounce glass of water an hour after drinking the protein shake. (125g of protein w/be consumed on day 1) <BR> <BR> ... fo... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:32:51 EST where to start? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x36953374 When carb cycling where would you start with this approach as far as meals Mon, 27 Sep 2010 13:56:12 EST used to be IMFIT4ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x36926673 I am back- almost 15 lbs heavier then when I first started lol- and UGG!! <BR> <BR> no big deal- not going to beat myself up- it could be worse... <BR> <BR> this way of eating was really good for me- it got me LEAN - I am left wondering why I stopped lol! so I am BACK and I am ready to kick some tail and get going with a nice carb cycle- <BR> <BR> GLAD to be back!! Sun, 26 Sep 2010 09:54:45 EST Carb Cyclers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x35818177 So who is actively Carb Cycling? Curious what everyone is doing and how it is going. I just re-started w/ the 3:1 BFFM Carb Cycling as it is the easiest for me to do. What about everyone else? How's it going? Tue, 3 Aug 2010 16:08:50 EST Daily Carb Cycling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x34775594 Anyone do Daily Carb Cycling? Start your week w/ higher carbs and reduce each day until Day 7 then repeat? If so, I would love to hear your experience. Sun, 13 Jun 2010 16:59:32 EST Female Body Breakdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x34459827 Just wanted to pass along some info that HAWGWILD1 shared on another team's thread. A book by Racheal Cosgrove: The Female Body Breakthrough: The Revolutionary Strength-Training Plan for Losing Fat and Getting the Body You Want. It sounds like a carb/calorie cycling book. Feel free to check it out! <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/Female-Body-Breakthro<BR>ugh-Revolutionary-Strength-Training/dp<BR>/1605296937/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books<BR>&qid=1274896903&sr=8-1 </link> Sat, 29 May 2010 15:27:44 EST Blog on Carb Cycling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x34347783 Thought I would share this blog: <BR> <BR> <link>jen-fit-training.blogspot.com/2010/0<BR>5/carb-cycling-and-bodyfat-loss.html </link> Mon, 24 May 2010 10:31:58 EST Hi I am savedbygrace58 aka Bonnie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x34313658 Hi, I am trying to get started again. I keep falling off when I start but I hope to stay strong this time. I am going to try to set a goal of logging on at least every evening. pray for me pls Sat, 22 May 2010 14:57:26 EST ACTIVE CARB CYCLERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x34044836 just wondering who is STILL active in this team? Mon, 10 May 2010 16:21:12 EST LATE STARTER :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x34044564 Ok ... I am going to be spending the next few days searching through this teams message boards along with the stuff that I have found on the net and putting together a plan that will work for me :) -- wish me luck and throw me any ideas you may have :)... Atkins has worked well for me in the past so I am sure this plan will work even better!!! <BR> IMFIT4ME told me about this team.. and she seems to like the cycling I hope I do as well :) -- I am a mom of 5 kids ... 4 under the age of 5!!! ... Mon, 10 May 2010 16:07:25 EST 4 WEEK PLATEAU BUSTER!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x34024772 Hi everyone I've got some good information from this team and used it when I needed to lose the last 2 kgs (4 pounds). <BR> <BR> I have decided to do a final plateau bust over the next 4 weeks to lose 2kgs (4 pounds) before I go on holiday on 5th June - who is with me?!?!?! <BR> <BR> This will get me to the low end of my maintenance range what I call my buffer zone lol and I will be all ready for my holiday, starting today! <BR> <BR> I'm following the BFFM carb cycling program as posted by... Sun, 9 May 2010 19:51:42 EST My Life Has Changed Forever http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x33763153 2 weeks ago (April 13) at 9:40am, my Dad was killed in a tragic and <BR> devastating car accident. <BR> <BR> I talked to my Dad at 9am that day <BR> because we were supposed to meet at 11:30 at the library for Papa Day. I got to <BR> the library a few minutes late and tried to call him, of course <BR> he didn't answer. I then started to hear gentle promptings: "He's not <BR> coming, go to the house." these promptings kept getting louder and <BR> louder until I finally left to go to my paren... Wed, 28 Apr 2010 11:56:36 EST Those last pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x33099765 I am almost to my goal and am having a hard time reaching it, regardless of what I do. Someone suggested Carb Cycling. It sounds like something that might help me achieve that. Any suggestions on where to begin? <em>24</em> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 10:30:31 EST daily menu? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x32914322 anyone want to share weekly shopping list for a family?? I keep running out of proteins before the next shopping trip...I have 3 kids (2 teenagers) and my husband works here at the ranch, so he's in for breaks, lunch etc, and I can't seem to keep enough food in the house....good quality food....especially when i try to have stuff for them and separate stuff for me...I can only shope about every 2 weeks...the kids eat EVERYTHING! I was also wondering about your snacks, what your daily menus lo... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 18:37:04 EST How can I learn more? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x32634800 Hi All, <BR> I've done low carb with great results in the past, but lately find it very hard to make it work. So, I am thrilled with the idea of carb cycling. Reading TNT, which starts off with a 4 week low-carb Phase I. Are there any good books/web sites out there on cycling that you recommend? <BR> Thanks, <BR> B. <BR> Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:07:59 EST Hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x32261476 I am new not really sure what to expect but I am motivated and excited to see where this takes me. Fri, 26 Feb 2010 09:05:26 EST Which Method? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x32211568 There are a few different ways to carb cycle. <BR> <BR> Which method are you doing? <BR> <BR> Are you faced w/ any challenges while carb cycling? <BR> <BR> Please share! <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 24 Feb 2010 12:22:41 EST More Great Info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x31665402 Here is another great article on how to Carb Cycle from Bodybuilding.com. I will also post to the Carb Cycling 101 discussion. <BR> <BR> <link>www.bodybuilding.com/fun/par30.htm </link> Wed, 3 Feb 2010 15:11:03 EST Welcome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x31627275 Just wanted to welcome our new members: <BR> <BR> 1830DEBI <BR> MISSCOFFEY <BR> NATALIETY <BR> LALITAS03 <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> Tue, 2 Feb 2010 10:49:19 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x31259255 Hi! <BR> I'm joing this team in hopes to get a better understanding of carb cycling. <BR> I have been trying to keep my protein levels up with natural foods instead of the protein shakes now. <BR> I hope to lose more body fat and gain lean muscle. <BR> -Nina Wed, 20 Jan 2010 13:20:09 EST Great video! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x30709006 Ok, so many of us has started, failed, started, failed and some of us are trying to get back up on that wagon again now that it's a new year. <BR> <BR> Here is a great video I would like to share with you on just that... <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6hz_s2XIAU </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! Sun, 3 Jan 2010 09:07:50 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x30650223 Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> Now is a great time to reflect on your goals. Anyone make resolutions for 2010? <BR> <BR> * Mine are to lose 5% body fat by June. <BR> * Be consistent with my workout and nutrition plans. <BR> * Eat clean 95% of the time. <BR> * Try a new recipe monthly. <BR> * Spend more time with my family. <BR> <BR> What about you? What are your resolutions or goals for the new year? <BR> Fri, 1 Jan 2010 09:43:22 EST Low carb days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x30462141 On your low carb days are you making your lunch/dinner separately from your family or do you serve them what you are having? Tue, 22 Dec 2009 07:54:17 EST Starting 3:1 carb cycling today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x30462080 Starting a 3:1 carb cycling plan today -- first time really paying attention to cycling my carbs but I know I have to break free from them!! <em>225</em> <BR> And lucky for me my high carb day turns out to be Christmas! <BR> Question though - on your high carb days do you include whole wheat bread or pasta to up your carbs? Or what other things do you add in to up your carbs? <BR> What are your carb levels for your low days & then your high day -- average? Just curious Tue, 22 Dec 2009 07:49:09 EST Another Carb Cycling Method http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x30230533 Cheat Your Way Thin by Joel Marion <BR> <BR> This is a new e-book that came out a couple weeks ago and it is pretty much cycling your carbs while allowing yourself a cheat day. I am a Fitness Info Geek so of course I bought it. It is a great beginner program and even gives menus and different cycling options. <BR> <BR> Just thought I would share! <BR> Wed, 9 Dec 2009 07:59:43 EST Carb Cycling the easy way for busy people... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x30114081 Adopting a cyclic approach to your nutritional plan is a surefire way to keep you lean but get you big, if that's what you want. When using a cyclic approach to dieting, the two most common variables that are manipulated are time of the <BR> <BR> *cycle and nutrients being cycled. <BR> <BR> In regards to carb cycling, the cycles are usually a couple of days long and carbohydrates and calories are cycled. When cycling your carbs/calories you usually intersperse higher carb days into your we... Thu, 3 Dec 2009 11:41:46 EST carb cycling books? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x30030877 Hello Carb cyclers, I was curious to know what you folks would recommend in the way of a good carb cycling book? I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions on the topic. <BR> mike Sun, 29 Nov 2009 22:45:35 EST Carb Cycling by Jay Robb... PART II http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x30005568 10 Basic Rules of Jay Robb's carb cycling program: <BR> <BR> •*´¨´*•.•*´¨´*•.•*´¨´*•. <BR> <BR> 1) BREAKFAST: Jay's SuperShake, Power Breakfast, or Power Omelet. Fruit only on Wednesdays and Sundays <BR> <BR> 2) OPTIONAL SNACK: If you get hungry between meals, you may consume 1/2 Jay's SuperShake between meals and/or additional servings of fruit on the high carb days, Wednesdays and Sundays <BR> <BR> 2) EAT a low-carb lunch and high-carb dinner each day <BR> <BR> 4) EAT FRESH FRUIT: ... Sat, 28 Nov 2009 14:39:24 EST Carb Cycling by Jay Robb... PART I http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x30005068 I recently discovered an e-book called: <BR> <BR> Fat Burning Diet Made Easy by Jay Robb, Clinical nutritionist and bodybuilder... <BR> <BR> Here is an explanation of how his carb cycling diet program works: <BR> <BR> What is different about this program is that Jay combines low carb and high carb in the same day, but also has 2 dedicated high carb days as well. <BR> <BR> His premise is that by limiting your intake of carbohydrate-rich foods (especially refined carbs) during the day, ... Sat, 28 Nov 2009 13:57:36 EST Greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x29686969 My name is Myisha or Mya for short, I am so ecstatic to have joined this team. I have been looking for a group that had a low carb concept to help inspire me to try to loose the weight. I have been losing about .5 pounds per week. I am seeking a program that may help me get off this weight loss plateau! I am looking forward to being an active member of this team! Wed, 11 Nov 2009 21:40:04 EST New to carb cycling, bn around the low carb block! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x29503512 Hi everyone! I'm 24, just had a baby 6 months ago. I've lost 68lbs in those 6 months, but have hit a road block. I did a fast to get to 150 (stayed there for 4 days in a row) and then ate a lot of carbs yesterday. Whoops. Well, i've taken that mistake & am starting my carb cycling. Yesterday was my carb up day ;) today, tomorrow, and next day will be my carb down days. I will wait for my weight to be the same (no loss) for two days then repeat. Wish me luck. This morning my weight was 153.6 (... Tue, 3 Nov 2009 17:52:03 EST Crack The Fat Loss Code http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x29464163 Has anyone else tried this program? I read an article about it and bought the book off amazon. I've now read enough to start week one. Week one is a low carb week; under 20 grams. <BR> <BR> I started yesterday and my count was 19 carbs and sparks count was 20 grams. After the first week of low carb I start the carb cycling. I've tried just about every diet under the sun and this is my very last try. I will follow the plan exactly and hopefully it will be the answer I've been seeking. <BR> ... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 09:14:16 EST Oxygen article on carb cycling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x29388877 Just checked out the most recent issue of Oxygen and there was a pretty decent article/plan for implementing carb cycling. <BR> <BR> Anyone see it? Thoughts? Comments? Thu, 29 Oct 2009 14:02:58 EST Nubie Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x29139992 I all! I'm not new to Sparkpeople. Been around awhile. Came across an article on Carb Cycling in Oxygen Magazine and became intrigued. Looked for a SparkTeam to help me along the way. So here I am. I've got a black dress as my holiday goal dress to wear and can't weight to get in it. I've picked out a few recipes from the magazine to give a try to this week. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck! <BR> <BR> Sookie Sat, 17 Oct 2009 23:10:04 EST New to the group :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x29051689 Hi all, I am new to the Carb Cycling group. I am adjusting my carbs regarding to my workout routine now. So far so good... advice on no/low carbs days are indeed appreciated. :) <BR> <BR> Happy High Day Tue, 13 Oct 2009 16:53:18 EST New and questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x28863673 deleted Mon, 5 Oct 2009 07:47:41 EST New to all this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x28698241 I am new to the idea of carb cycling and I am interested in what it could potentially due for my body. I just don't think that i fully understand it yet. Sun, 27 Sep 2009 21:44:21 EST two q's: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x28616396 #1 can you carb cycle and be pregnant?? Someone told me no- I am not YET... but was just wondering... <BR> <BR> And #2 I am starting INSANITY with Shaun T and they suggest not going low carb- now since I only do about 2 days low one high, shouldnt I be ok??? Your thoughts PLEASE!!! :) <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Sep 2009 21:08:27 EST Finished week 1 of carb cycling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x28560935 Today is officially 1 week under my belt with carb cycling. I am in love with this way of eating. I am doing the rotation of high, low and no carb. I lost 10 FREAKIN POUNDS in week 1. I know it's mostly water....but I haven't lost weight with low calorie diet and exercise in 5 weeks! I am never hungry on carb cycling and I have to force/remind myself to eat. I used to be starving all day long (especially at night) when I was eating low calorie. I don't expect to lose much this week sin... Mon, 21 Sep 2009 15:33:18 EST yet another question: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x28432110 SO- I can understand the whole need to eat carbs early and taper off- but what do you do if you workout at night? Like today- I am doing a 4.5 mile run but wont be able to do it until later this evening. Will I taper off as usual- and then eat oatmeal with protein powder later tonight? <BR> <BR> I try to get a workout in in the morning (like a brisk walk to jump start my metabolism- maybe 15-30 min) then I just do my "daycare thing" and then while the kids are sleeping I usually do a car... Tue, 15 Sep 2009 17:16:41 EST protein powders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x28233928 So I was reading last night how Tom says real food- try to stay away from just drinking the protein powder- which I can understand- but I use my powder to add to my oatmeal- is that safe... I am eating it with a food substance... <BR> <BR> If you add a fruit to it- does that make it a food- or is it still a "drink"? <BR> Mon, 7 Sep 2009 11:08:37 EST amazed by what I am learning so far... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x28161288 I am so not working as hard as I thought I was LOL! I am so glad I got this book. When I first started on this healthy path~ I was working out 5-6 days a week, for 40+ min - and I was also doing ST 2-3 days (60 min with Jari Love) I was losing weight slowly (about 1-1.5 lbs a week) and then I started CLX- dropped the cardio to maybe 3 days a week- but upped the ST to 4 days a week. Great about the ST- not so great about losing the cardio- especially since my body type NEEDS it!! I am goin... Thu, 3 Sep 2009 17:02:51 EST Team Cookbook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x28078218 I have started a Carb Cycling Team Cookbook! If you click on the team picture (in the upper right hand corner of the team page - chicken & veggies), it will automatically open the link. Please feel free to share your favorite recipes with the team! <BR> ~Mary <BR> <BR> It can also be found here: <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/cookbooks.as<BR>p?cookbook=133548 </link> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 12:12:59 EST Dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x28039595 I was thinking of starting a team cookbook or two. Maybe one for low carb and one for high carb? Just some thoughts. <BR> <BR> What is your favorite recipe? <BR> <BR> Please share! <BR> Sat, 29 Aug 2009 15:34:47 EST Hi, I am new here... :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x27999687 Hi, I am new. I heard about this team from Joni (IMFIT4ME). SHe is awesome. I am Oksana. I am 35 and just need to lose 5 lbs. all your help would be great. <BR> <BR> Thank you <BR> Thu, 27 Aug 2009 16:20:21 EST Just want to be sure I am doing this correctly... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x27864768 so this is my carb cycling plan... I just wanna make sure I am doing this right :) <BR> <BR> 3 low carb days, 1 moderate carb day, 2 low carb days, 1 high carb day <BR> <BR> I weigh 137. I need to consume 23 grams of protein every meal (6 meals) and I need to consume 45 grams of carbs in 3 meals. In a moderate carb day I need to consume 50-100 cals of fruit in my 3 meals with carbs in it. <BR> <BR> My carb choices will be old fashioned oatmeal, brown rice, Ezekiel breads. I can enjoy a... Fri, 21 Aug 2009 19:20:03 EST Tomatoes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x27857448 SO can you eat tomatoes on a low carb day? they seem to have a lot of carbs in them. I havent seen anything that says no, but I havent seen them on an approved list either... <BR> <BR> ? <BR> <BR> My garden just seems to be full of ripened tomatoes right now- and I normaly eat them with fat free cottage cheese and on my salads. Fri, 21 Aug 2009 12:19:03 EST How ironic that I found you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x27831089 I am new to this team- spent the last 2 days reading info and putting together a plan. I am very excited! I have been "weaning" myself off the carbs the last 2 days too. I usually consume about 250-300g of carbs. (40/30/30) I have been stuck at a plateau tho since April. I get to my lowest weight (134) and eventually I have a "cheat day" and usually cant get back up from that disastrous fall... and it takes me a week or two to get back to where I was... and then I fail again. So many p... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 10:03:30 EST On The Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x27361711 We are all so busy and many of use still need to eat on the go. Planning and packing a cooler is a great way to make sure you stay on target. Sharing these ideas may help others with their goals as well. So what is your favorite "On The Go" meal? Thu, 30 Jul 2009 16:01:02 EST .. Plateau Buster, another point of view http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x27186347 Carb Cycling: The Fat Loss Plateau Buster <BR> •*´¨´*•.•*´¨´*•.•*´¨´*•.•*´¨´*•.•*´¨´*• <BR> From: calorie-shifting.blogspot.com <BR> by Erik Ledin <BR> •*´¨´*•.•*´¨´*•.•*´¨´*•.•*´¨´*•.•*´¨´*• <BR> High carbs, low carbs, moderate carbs - depending on who you talk to, you will likely hear one of these recommendations being touted as the optimal approach to maximum fat loss. So what's the truth? The truth of the matter is that there is really no one best way. Each of the above methods has been u... Wed, 22 Jul 2009 20:58:04 EST Carb Cycling plus Calorie Cycling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x26958021 Can you COMBINE carb cycling with calorie cycling? Like, can your high calorie day also be your high carb day? Your average calorie day be your low carb day, then your low calorie day be your no carb day? Mon, 13 Jul 2009 07:44:59 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x26954707 Hello, Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm completely new to carb cycling, so I look forward to learning a lot about this new way of eating. It seems by following this program, you really learn to balance the carbs you consume. Hopefully, by following this plan, I can stop hitting so many weight loss plateaus! Sun, 12 Jul 2009 23:58:30 EST ... Recipe exchange and ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x26614883 Hi ALL, <BR> <BR> I would like to start a recipe exchange and idea thread... I think that we could help each other reach our goals and make it easier for us if we are armed with enough "meal ideas/recipes"... <BR> <BR> Creating delicious meals while limiting or manipulating carbs can be a challenge and everyone's input would be welcomed... here is my first recipe: <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <em>4</em> <em>4</em> <em>4</em> <em>4</em> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Individual "quiche" cups to go ... Sat, 27 Jun 2009 14:41:53 EST My very first carb cyce... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x26444788 Hi everyone, I am new to this team. I keep reading everywhere that carb cycling is thee best way to go to loose body fat & gain lean muscle. I am in a contest & will be weighed in and measured in 3 months & the woman who looses the most inches, bf%, & weight wins $500. I just thought this would be great motivation to get in the best shape of my life. I already did my begining measurments & know its time to train train train! <BR> <BR> I have a couple questions before I attempt to start my fi... Fri, 19 Jun 2009 21:18:10 EST Hi Everyone...I'm hungry!:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x26314350 I was excited to see this group on Sparkpeople...I've been considering carb cycling for some time and welcome a chance to try it with some support. My story - I gained 20 lbs. completing my doctoral dissertation (sat 2 yrs. on my tush) several years ago and haven't been able to shake the weight. Prior to this period I was a consistent low-carber, but my eating and exercise habits flew out the window while I was writing. <BR> <BR> I recently began to low-carb again (moderately, including veg... Sun, 14 Jun 2009 20:02:38 EST Carb cycling and the low glycemic ndex.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x26240940 Carb cycling is about varying the total number of carbs you eat per day, per meal over a period a time for optimal weight loss; but did you know that the glycemic index can help with meal planning and keeping your carb cycling program on track. Please read on... <BR> <BR> •*´¨´*•.•*´¨´*•.•*´¨´*•.•*´¨´*•.•*´¨´*• <BR> <BR> Defining glycemic index <BR> <BR> The glycemic index focuses on carbohydrates, a nutrient found in everything from cereals, breads and sweets to fruits, vegetables and ... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 11:29:26 EST breakfast ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x26208591 School is about to close for me and I would like to start eating low carb. I usually eat kashi cereal but I want to eat something else for breakfast. <BR> <BR> Does anyone has any ideas of a no carb or low carb breakfast? <BR> <BR> Thank you Wed, 10 Jun 2009 08:06:38 EST New and have a few questions (vegetarian) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x26069987 Hi my name is Jenny and I just joined the team today. I've been struggling to get back out of the low 140's and get back to my maintance weight of 135. Fitgirl pointed me to this team and I'm hoping this will do the trick for me! <BR> <BR> I was planning on starting with the 3:1 plan at least for the first 7 days to see how I feel. I do have a question about protein though, I follow a mainly vegetarian diet although I do eat fish. It's the only meat I still eat. And I usually have one servi... Thu, 4 Jun 2009 14:19:12 EST How to use carbs for optimal weight reduction.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x25964050 From my blog... <BR> *************** <BR> Facts: <BR> <BR> Eating too many simple carbohydrates causes blood sugar peaks and valleys...** simple carbs have a simple molecular structure, thus, they are digested very quickly and cause a rapid rise in blood sugar... <BR> <BR> •*´¨´*•.•*´¨´*•.•*´¨´*•.•*´¨´*• . .•*´¨´*•.•*´¨´*• <BR> This list of some natural foods made up of mostly simple carbohydrates contain simple sugars and should be used in moderation... <BR> <BR> Apples <BR> Blackberries... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 01:09:27 EST BFFM "acceptable food list/group... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x25868104 The 12 best foods you should eat all the time <BR> <BR> - Oatmeal (or other whole grain cooked cereals such as barley, wheat, rye, etc) <BR> - Yams (or sweet potatoes) <BR> - Potatoes (white or red) <BR> - Brown Rice <BR> - Whole wheat bread and 100% whole grain products <BR> - Vegetables <BR> - Fresh Fruit <BR> - Low fat & non fat dairy products (yogurt, cheese, milk, etc) <BR> - Chicken or turkey breast <BR> - Egg whites (or “egg beaters”) <BR> - Lean red meat (top round, extra lean sirloi... Wed, 27 May 2009 23:54:01 EST New Leadership http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x25795417 Please welcome MAMAOF3KIDDIES to the co-leadership role of the Carb Cycling Team! <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 May 2009 10:34:35 EST Carb Cycling 101 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x25769494 From: <link>www.mindandmuscle.net/articles/twin_<BR>peak/carbohydrate_cycling </link> <BR> <BR> THE CONCEPT: CYCLING 101 <BR> <BR> There are three types of days while on this diet -- high carb, low carb, and no carb days. Generally, the three days are rotated, or cycled, equally. Again, I will stress that this can, and should, be tweaked, based on the individual's goals, geno and pheno-types, and dieting history. Indeed, much of this will be discussed in future installments. Here, we wil... Sun, 24 May 2009 01:26:07 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x25740775 Carbs don't like me. If I eat 200 grams each day and workout hard I will not lose an ounce. But when I eat like 100-150 I lose weight. I would like to trick my body so I have decided to do carb cycling. I am looking forward to this program..... <BR> <BR> Oh and my name is Andrea Fri, 22 May 2009 13:49:24 EST New here... tips??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x25711630 Hi,I am new to carb cycling... I have recently found out that I am carb sensitive and need to reduce my carbs... I bought the BFFM manual (Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle) and like the program that Tom Venuto outlines in the manual... Like you LADYROSE, I have problems with the Atkins diet... for me it is not realistic and since the program I eventually follow will be something that I will be doing for life, I have to be very realistic about it, and I know that I could never survive (without bi... Thu, 21 May 2009 11:23:54 EST Carb cycling plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x25361864 How is your carb cycling going? Is it working for you? Which carb cycling plan are you doing? Anyone need help with it? Thu, 7 May 2009 18:00:20 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x25215804 We have just started a new month and tomorrow will be a new week. What are your goals for May? Or what are your goals for the upcoming week? <BR> <BR> I plan to start the BFFM RTP Transformation System on Monday. This will include 3:1 Carb Cycling (like what I have been doing) and gives a daily workout schedule. It is an 84-day transformation system and follows the BFFM nutritional guidelines. Can't wait to get started. <BR> <BR> <BR> "It takes as much energy to wish as it does to pla... Sat, 2 May 2009 16:17:48 EST Smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x24889151 Anyone have a good low carb smoothie recipe? Tue, 21 Apr 2009 08:19:17 EST Are your Carbs DEAD or ALIVE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x24860677 I found this great article on the pros to eating fruits and veggies as carbs vs. grains and the like! <BR> <BR> <link>figureathlete.tmuscle.com/free_onlin<BR>e_article/diet_and_nutrition/are_your_<BR>carbohydrates_dead_or_alive </link> Mon, 20 Apr 2009 09:02:50 EST New to Carb Cycling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x24782597 Hello All! <BR> I'm new to the team AND to carb cycling. I have a lot of "studying" to do. Will read all of the threads & formulate a plan. I have done MOSTLY Atkins diet on & off for the past 15 years!! I am not new to low carb, & it would be nice to mix it up a bit & see if it works for me! Looking forward to learning more & getting to know you all! Thu, 16 Apr 2009 22:33:39 EST Easter plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x24611032 What are your Easter plans? Are you planning on staying on track for the holiday or are you using it as your cheat meal? <BR> <BR> Easter day is a low day for me and I plan on eating on track for the day as my husband and I actually have a "date" Saturday night and I plan on having my cheat meal then, and maybe a glass of wine! <BR> <BR> Hope you have a nice holiday! <BR> <BR> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> Fri, 10 Apr 2009 16:00:43 EST What are the benefits of carb cycling? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x24545715 By now I am familiar with the benefits of low-carb dieting: decreasing insulin, controlling appetite. I am wondering what are the benefits of carb-cycling? I can see how it might be easier psychologically, but are there physiological benefits as well? If your goal was to be in ketosis, I believe your high days would have to still be pretty low, or you'd be out of ketosis and it takes a few days to get back there. Wed, 8 Apr 2009 11:11:49 EST Hey Hey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x24540922 Hi I am a newbie! I have recently been introduced to carb cycling and have been doing a lot of studying on the subject. And I think it is a lifestyle I can live with. I always have a hard time doing any diet that cuts carbs dramatically over a long period because I tend to fixate on the ones I miss and make myself miserable. Anyway, just wanted to say hello and I'm really excited about trying this! Wed, 8 Apr 2009 09:00:58 EST newbie, going to try lowering carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x24363314 Thank you, MEB0810 for the information! I am going to do a 2 week low-carb/carb cycling diet. What I go to after that may be determined by how well I like it. <BR> <BR> Up to this point, I have been trying to stick to a balanced diet of various calorie levels, depending on how motivated I was or whose book I was reading (it ranged between 1200 and 1800). I eat pretty healthy by most standards -- lots of lean protein, fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, and whole grains. However, I do not ... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 10:33:11 EST Preferred cycles? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x24187070 So, tell my how you cycle your carb days? <BR> <BR> I'm on day 2 of eating less than 100. Yesterday I had 96. Today I'll be around 90. <BR> <BR> I plan to do a low day tomorrow, around 170. <BR> <BR> Then a high day of 200-250. <BR> <BR> Then back to 2 low days. <BR> <BR> Now, after reading more I suppose I would be on day 2 of "no carb" days because my only carbs have been from fruit/veg sources. I guess tomorrow I go to a low day and then a high day? If you've had success with cyc... Fri, 27 Mar 2009 15:59:27 EST helpful ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x24143930 I'm going low carb today for the first time. I'm having trouble finding snack ideas that won't up my carb range but still give me enough fat and protein. <BR> <BR> HOLY CRAP!! CARBS are in EVERYTHING! <BR> <BR> Anyone have any ideas you can share? What are your favorite low carb foods? Thu, 26 Mar 2009 09:52:49 EST What is that salad on the team page with chicken? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x24084138 It looks so good!! <BR> <BR> Anyone have the recipe? <em>303</em> Tue, 24 Mar 2009 12:36:12 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x24042424 Hello everyone. I am new to this team. My name is Jeanie and I'm a 34yo mom of 4. I got serious about getting back in shape on January 4th and have lost 14 pounds so far. I've close to my goal but want to start fine tuning things. The first I really heard of carb cycling was from Mary's page and it sparked my interest. I'd love to learn more about it and see if it may be an answer to my hope of burning the rest of this fat without losing the muscle. <BR> <BR> I look forward to learni... Mon, 23 Mar 2009 08:06:00 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x23942650 Hi, I'm Nance....older than most of you and proof that weight loss is harder at my age than when we are younger by far. Sigh. My doctor insisted at my last diabetic checkup that I lose some of this weight and suggest carb rotation to maybe help get my metabolism shook up. Two days later I found Jayson Hunter who has an online plan and I signed up with him just so I could learn the basics. This was in late January and I am already down 14.8 pounds! Unreal! Color me excited but hungry to... Thu, 19 Mar 2009 12:53:11 EST All about Protein http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x23848175 I posted this for another team and thought it was quite useful: <BR> <BR> <link>www.bodybuilding.com/store/totalprot<BR>ein.htm </link> <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Mar 2009 13:15:45 EST BFFM on Carb Cycling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x23819238 This is from BFFM: <BR> <BR> 3:1 Carbohydrate “Cycling” – The Most Effective Fat Burning Technique EVER! <BR> <BR> A low to moderate carbohydrate and high protein diet will cause much faster fat loss than a high carbohydrate diet. However, it may seem like the disadvantages outweigh the benefits. Fortunately, there’s a solution to these problems and it’s called <BR> “carbohydrate cycling.” Some people refer to carbohydrate cycling as “zig-zag” dieting, <BR> “Hi-low” dieting, “carbing-up” or... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 16:04:40 EST TNT (Targeted Nutrition Tactics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x23789524 TNT is the carb cycling plan that I follow. The plan focuses not only on the total amount of carb you eat but also when you eat those carbs. It revolves around well-timed vs poorly timed carbs. If you eat carbs when your glycogen tank is full your body stops burning fat and stores it instead. The nutrition tactics are based on different time zones. <BR> <BR> If weight loss is your primary goal you want to spend most of your time eating in the fat burning time zone. The nutrition tactic that... Sat, 14 Mar 2009 12:25:52 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x23783891 Hi everyone - I'm Debi! I have lost 31lbs and then gained about 8lbs back due to some health issues. Well now I'm finding that I cannot get these last 8lbs back off. I found out that my body prefers the lower carbs, so I really need to cycle my carbs. Tomorrow is my new start and I'm looking forward to it!!! Sat, 14 Mar 2009 08:23:33 EST Introducing Me.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x23781681 Hi, my name is Keely. I have been attempting to live a healthy lifestyle since the beginning of 2000. I do good for the most parts, but have had a few bouts of straying. I got serious with weight lifting and building muscle, and getting proper nutrition since early 2007. Mostly, I have followed a 20-40-40 nutrition plan of 20% fats, 40% carbs, and 40% protein, but my bf, who is a personal trainer, has started carb cycling and I have been reading more about it as well... So this past week,... Sat, 14 Mar 2009 01:45:16 EST Negative Calorie Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x23692500 Negative Calorie Foods List <BR> <BR> <BR> The phrase "negative calories" seems to be causing some confusion as it suggests there are foods which possess no calories at all. All food contains some energy because they include an amount of carbohydrate, protein or fat either alone or in varying amounts. All these macronutrients are energy sources thus all food contains some energy. <BR> <BR> The negative calorie phrase refers to a small list of foods (shown below) which contain such little ... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 08:41:36 EST Rest Day Sample Menu http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x23560833 Here is a Rest Day Sample Menu from Hers Muscle & Fitness Magazine: <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 2 Large Whole Eggs <BR> 2 Large Egg Whites <BR> 3 slices Extra Lean Turkey Bacon <BR> <BR> Snack: <BR> 4 oz Shrimp <BR> 1 Tbspn Cocktail Sauce <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 6 oz Turkey <BR> 2 slices low-fat swiss cheese <BR> 1 cup raw spinach leaves <BR> Roll spinach and swiss inside turkey slices <BR> <BR> Snack: <BR> 1 oz walnuts <BR> 1 Tbspn peanut butter <BR> <BR> Dinner: <BR> 6 oz Salmon <BR> 1 cup... Fri, 6 Mar 2009 22:08:46 EST Sample Menu from Hers Muscle & Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x23560653 Workout Day Menu Sample from Hers Muscle & Fitness Magazine: <BR> <BR> <BR> Breakfast: <BR> 1 Tbsp Olive Oil <BR> 2 Large whole eggs <BR> 2 Large Egg Whites <BR> 1 Tbspn low-fat cream cheese <BR> Scramble eggs in a skillet coated w/ olive oil. Mix in cream cheese toward end of cooking. <BR> <BR> Snack: <BR> 1 Tbspn peanut butter <BR> 2 celery stalks <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> 2 cups mixed green salad <BR> 6 oz chicken breast <BR> 1/4 cucumber <BR> 1 medium tomato <BR> 1 Tbspn olive oil/vine... Fri, 6 Mar 2009 22:02:05 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x23411840 Hi! My name is Mary and I started this team because I had a hard time finding information on carb cycling. I thought it would be great if there were a place to have all kinds of info, tips, etc. Please feel free to share your story, ideas, or menu plans as we can all learn from each other. <BR> Mon, 2 Mar 2009 16:15:34 EST Maria http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31145x23367007 I have had a weight problem all my life, I could always lose weight on any diet but always gained it back. until I discovered low carb. <BR> <BR> I have been a low carber for over 6 years now! I lost most of my weight ( 120pounds all together) on low carb. The South Beach Diet was my first carb controlled plan. <BR> <BR> I have since cut my carb intake even more, using Protein Power and Atkins Diabetic Solution as my bibles. <BR> <BR> I have recently been looking at the TNT diet, thinki... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 12:58:42 EST Menu Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x23360962 Feel free to share your menu plans here! Sun, 1 Mar 2009 09:45:36 EST What is Carb Cycling? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31145x23347342 <link>www.bodybuilding.com/fun/par30.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> What you need to know about Carb Cycling by Twin Peak – <BR> <BR> Introduction <BR> <BR> What I am about to present is not a new paradigm, or revolutionary approach to diet. Nor is it the end-all, be-all to dieting; there are many viable approaches. <BR> <BR> This diet is, on the other hand, an easy (relatively speaking) approach to diet that is physiologically and psychologically rewarding. Moreover, it is rather mall... Sat, 28 Feb 2009 18:37:06 EST