The premise behind calorie cycling is that you never let your body figure out that you're trying to lose weight and keep it from going into starvation mode. Basically, what you want to do with calorie cycling is eat on the high end of your calorie range one day, then on the low end the next.
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When you push and push for your work outs and maintain your calories, usually at the low end, and the weight loss stalls...what then? Eat more! One or two days a week, not consecutive, go over the calories for the day.
Spark has a group for this sort of thing called Calorie Cycling. It's effective!334
I am using calorie cycling and really mixing up my workouts to prevent the dreaded plateau. I bounce between high calorie days (2000), medium (1500) and light(1000). I constantly switch up my workouts so my body does not get used to any routines and stops responding. This is easy to do as I have over 40 fitness DVDs. So far so good!
When tracking your food, be honest with yourself. Don't "tweak" the amount you ate to make it fit into your calorie range -- you will only hurt yourself. If you don't want others to know what you ate, you can always set it so no one can see your food tracker.
If you did go over your calorie range, commit to yourself to stay on the low end of your calorie range the next two days (calorie cycling).
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