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2/20/13 9:14 A

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You are definitely correct... everyone's body is different and everyone will have different results so go with what will work for YOU! Keep us posted on your progress!


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2/19/13 3:53 P

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That sounds good.
I do a l-m-h, with my calories. Was just talking to someone about Chris Powell's carb cycling, I think he may be a l-h alternating. And doesnt count calories. Just certain foods on certain days. I will have to check more into that also.

I am progressing downward at the moment now though emoticon

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WIGGLEROOM11 Posts: 63
2/19/13 3:41 P

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Hey! I guess it's going ok. I'm trying to figure out my "schedule" and I bought a book that will hopefully be delivered today that maybe can answer some of my questions. It sounds like I have a different situation than everyone else here (which I'm sure we all have unique situations) and so I've tried to adjust accordingly. I am trying to do low-med-high instead of low-high and I put myself on a 20-day rotation (lll,h,ll,m,ll,h,lll,m,ll,h,lll,m,l). I figured it would keep my body guessing better. Not sure if I'm doing this right but I really committed myself for Lent (hence the 2-20 day cycles) and I haven't seen the scale move yet. I'm calculating my average and so far I think I'm doing good.

Thanks for checking in on me, I am trying and I'm hoping for some success!

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2/19/13 9:58 A

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Hey WIGGLEROOM11.... How's the Carb Cycling going?


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2/1/13 12:52 P

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kewlness emoticon

I have read Tom's book.

There is another fella, can't think of his name offhand, that advocates carb cycling. Chris somebody.

Chris Powell. But I have only read up on Tom's book.

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2/1/13 12:34 P

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Whether or not you are an expert, what you set out is what the experts that I have found recommend. Three that I have found talking about the subject, Tom Venuto, Dr. Fred Hatfield and Dr Warren Willey, all recommend putting together some days where you have higher calories, higher carbs and your most serious work outs. I figure that has to be the best way.

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2/1/13 10:28 A

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I am not an expert, but seems to me like working both together. Higher calorie w/higher carb day, and even in conjuction with a workout day.

My workouts are not anything to write home about, so I usually try to stay on the low ends (w/some mediums days just occuring) - I try to stay low end during the week, and then a higher calorie about every 5-7 days.

If I were working out more, I would bump that up to every 3rd day.

When I work out more, and during the summer when I work more outside, I am just naturally hungrier. I don't call the higher calorie days "cheat days". I still eat good whole foods, just more of it. Maybe more potatoe, more sweet potato, etc.

This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!


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WIGGLEROOM11 Posts: 63
1/31/13 5:52 P

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I've signed up for that team too. Which way do you think is better for weight loss?

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1/31/13 3:06 P

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Yal the two seem as one to me also. Well I do have one little trick that ends up being low cal and high carbs, but low hunger but yes for the most part, the seem two as one, that is why I ended up joining both teams.

Then one day logged into my Calorie Cycling team, and our leaders were MIA (and I understand - I know how life gets in the way, so not dissing anyone) but I didnt want to see it die, so I took it on as leader.

Good info listed in the threads there also. Here it is if you want to check that out also.
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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1/31/13 2:57 P

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Really, combining the two subjects makes the most sense as carb cycling requires calorie deficits on the low carb days to have any positive effect. So really, carb cycling is one specific approach to calorie cycling.

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1/31/13 2:55 P

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I am so glad to see some signs of life! I'll look at Tom Venuto of BURN THE FAT. Thanks for the suggestion. Looks like a lot of information in all these threads so I'll be busy coming up with a game plan. Quick question though, what is called Low carb? Some say around 100, some say 20. Which works better?

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1/31/13 2:09 P

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Tom Venuto of BURN THE FAT talks about it, along with Calorie Cycling. I have been incorporating both and our Calorie Cycling team has become a bit more active.

Best of luck!

This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!


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1/31/13 1:31 P

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I check in and am hoping there will be more happening here as I think the techniques is of great value and there isn't much in the way of instruction about it out there. The original "sticky messages" posted here when the group was formed remains the best information about it I know of. You would think there would be a book about carb cycling out there, but i can't find one.

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1/31/13 1:14 P

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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).

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