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~ Top 5 Facts About Carb Cycling & Fat Loss ~

Thursday, July 11, 2013

... While I am following the Chris Powell carb cycling program, I am also incorporating tried and true carb cycling techniques that have worked for me in the past. The following article is from www.bodybuilding.com but please don't think that you have to be in training to become a body building to get benefits from this technique. Well here is the article, I hope it is helpful to you... emoticon

Article Summary:

1.) You should be putting your high carb meals on the days you perform your hardest workout.

2.) You should avoid fructose because it will behave differently in the body than glucose

3.) Your total weekly calorie intake must remain at what is necessary for overall fat loss.

If you've been reading a variety of the fat-loss diet literature that's available, you've very likely come across a technique called 'carb cycling.' Essentially carb cycling is a program where you mix higher carbohydrate days with lower carbohydrate days in the effort to lose weight without suffering some of the negative consequences of a pure low carbohydrate diet plan.

Some of these negative side effects include a drop in exercise performance, increased hunger and craving levels, lowered metabolic rate, and difficulty focusing and concentrating at work or at school.

By having those higher carbohydrate days back in there, you offset some of these factors, so generally most people find this approach much more enjoyable to use. Before you hop onto the carb cycling diet program though, there are a few key facts that you must keep in mind and remember. Here's what to know.

Carb Cycling Fact #1: High Carb Days Should Be Placed On Your Heavy Training Days

The very first thing you must know as you go about designing this type of diet program is that in order to see your best results, you should be putting your highest carbohydrate diets on the days you perform your hardest workout sessions. For most people, this will mean leg day (or if you're using a full body workout, it may mean going high carb on all three of those days).

The reason for doing this is simple - the body needs those carbohydrates the most on these days. Having them before you do the workout will help fuel you in the gym so you can work harder and push more weight, and then having the ...


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