You KNOW a NO-CARB DIET isn’t up your alley. You like rice, bread, and pasta TOOO much! But you also don’t want to load up on a pre-race pasta carbo-load on a consistent basis either.
No matter your health and fitness aspirations, carb Cycling might be a good middle ground. Although it’s root are in the world of bodybuilding? Training are turning to the nutrition strategy to help all level of clients achieve their goals: whether they’re trying to slim down or build muscle—or BOTH!!
“Eating health carbs on certain days keep your metabolism revved up and sticking to mostly protein and vegetables on days in between keeps insulin low enough that you can burn fat without losing muscle” according to competitive bodybuilder Shelby Starnes. Carb Cycling is easy enough that anyone can modify for their individual goals.
The classic carb cycling schedule alternatives between high and low carb days: six day a week—then saving the seventh day for a reward or Guilt Free Day. Depending on your health and fitness objectives, however, you may want to alter your setup for the week. For instance, to intersperse with two high carb days—for extra energy or endurance work outs. Just space them evenly throughout your week. No matter you plan? Be prepared to closely monitor your progress and consider adjusting your schedule to see what bring you the best results and best energy throughout the day!!
CHOOSE YOUR FUEL:
So should your just much on meat during your low carb days and pig out on pasts on high carb days? NOT exactly!! Make sure that you turn to complex carbohydrates, such as whole grains, legumes, and fruits. High Protein Shakes, if you’re in a pinch work, well on any day! High Protein Shakes keep you energized throughout the day while still promoting weightloss. Also, to power through low carb days, try to get your protein from chicken, fish, lean beef, eggs, or tofu… and compliment it with non-starchy veggies: Anything besides potatoes, corn, or peas.
As a general rule, to the majority of you’re shopping around the perimeter of the grocery store. You’ll load up a produce and fresh staples first and side step the preservative-packed processed foods. In addition—If you CANNOT pronounce the ingredients on the label? AVOID it… because it a GMO of some variety. One of my favorite sayings about types of foods? If it’s been in the ground or it had a mother—it can go into your mouth… But NONE OTHER!!
SNACK ON TRACK:
Many trainers suggest taking a ‘cheat day’ and allowing yourself to eat what you like, but make sure that this day isn’t setting you back. To sustain a true and lasting weightloss transformation—one indulge day with portion size limits) is the best option. This DOENS”T men a binge day!! This way, there’s a little wiggle room for treats. Whatever GUILT FREE FOOD you choose? Just scales back the other meals and items you eat during that day.