Carb Cycling: What is it, and why should you be doing it? 

Good morning health nuts, squat butts, and fitness sluts! It’s breakfast time! What better opportunity could I get to talk about my current obsession, Carb Cycling??!?!?!  

I’ve been carb-cycling strictly for around 5 weeks now and let me tell y’all, I haven’t found a more effective or sustainable nutrition plan yet. I’m down about 14 pounds of (what Im assuming is) fat and water, my clothes fit nicer, I feel amazing, and I look even better 👌🏻! It should also be noted that I haven’t lost strength in any lifts. 

So what’s my week in food look like? Pretty simple, really. I have 3 low carb days, 3 moderate carb days, and 1 high-carb/cheat day (I mean is it really even a ‘cheat’ if its planned into your macros anyway? I think not.). The numbers break down like this:

Low: .25 grams of carb per pound of desired weight.

Moderate: .5-.75 grams of carb per pound of desired weight. 

High: up to 2 grams of carb per pound of desired weight. 

I always keep my fat at around .25g per pound and my protein around 1.5g per pound. The only fluctuation is carb intake.  

For me, today is a low-carb day. Lets take a look at whats on the menu! 

Meal 1: 2 scoops of a lean protein blend, 1cup of egg whites, and 1/4 cup of shredded 2% cheese. 

Meal 2: 2 scoops whey protein. 

Meal 3: 8 oz of canned ham (“Oh my god the sodium! The leftover animal parts! The processed meat😱😱. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I like it, it fits, and its not a normal menu item, so kiss my ass). 

Meal 4: 2 MORE scoops of a whey blend protein. 

Meal 5: 8 oz. ground beef (in a patty), 97/3. 

Meal 6: 1 cup of lowfat cottage cheese at bedtime. 

Totals around 51 carbs, 62 fat, and 280 protein. Is today boring? Yes. Is that a lot of supplementing? Yes. Does it work? Absolutely. Is it cost effective? Totally. Do I care that all the vegans are disgusted right now? Hhheeelllll Naawwww!! 

(It should be noted that this is a rest day menu. On lift days that also happen to fall on low-carb days, I will plan my carbs for before/after training so as to replace blood glucose quickly, providing energy for protein synthesis and muscle repair.) 

You can choose whatever days you like for the week! The low days do not need to be consecutive! I try to plan my low days on either rest days or cardio-only days, but thats definitely not a rule! Figure out what works for you and kick fats ass!! Remember, we are all ancestors-in-training. Let’s make the future proud! 💪🏼 

Thanks for bein’ here, and tell yer mama’n ’em I said ‘Hey!’ 

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