Millions of people have tried both “low-carb” and “no-carb” approaches in an attempt to lose weight quickly.
Most of those millions are still confused by how the the body actually utilizes carbohydrates and how you can still consume this for maximum fat loss and overall improved health.
So they end up with a slower metabolism and more weight gain than weight loss. Eat too many carbs and it will make you fat. Eat too little carbs and your body will attempt to slow down your metabolism and trigger the hormone lipoprotein lipase that causes you to eat more calories.
But few have tried a much safer and healthier approach known as Carb Cycling. It is a much more effective and realistic method of rapid fat loss.
There are two general approaches to Carb Cycling. The first approach is to follow a “no, no, no, high carb” program. This means you would eat no carbohydrates at all for the first three days and then eat a “high” amount of carbohydrates on for the fourth day. The fifth day you are back to eating “no carbs” again.
This plan can be effective, but you have to be very strict. It is an aggressive approach that may trigger your starvation response. Yes, the very same starvation response which causes elevation of a hormone called lipoprotein lipase. When this hormone becomes elevated your metabolism begins to slow down. And since that is the last thing anyone who is trying to get rid of unwanted pounds wants, it is not the approach I recommend.
Additionally, when people deprive themselves completely of “carbs” for three days they have a tendency to:
1) Go completely overboard with carbohydrate consumption on the fourth day of the rotation.
2) Not be able to go back to the three days of carbohydrate deprivation resulting in failure of the program. So your 3 no carb days end up being 3 moderate or even high carb days.
The much more common sense approach is to follow a “high, low, no carb” program. There is much more room for error with this type of plan. It is much easier to follow and leads to much greater success. It is a flexible form of carb cycling because our lives are hectic and are varied.
So don’t try to be so strict with it and instead enjoy eating, look forward to your emails and love the food you eat. Then it isn’t a diet. It is a lifestyle that you can follow and lose weight with.
Cycling your “carbs” in this manner allows you to shed fat and keep your metabolism elevated, which is the key to long term weight loss. There is a consistent transition with a “high, low, no” approach because every fourth day you repeat the cycle and you aren’t depriving yourself of “carbs” for three days straight. And again: potentially triggering the elevation of lipoprotein lipase.
We tend to eat too many “carbs”, we eat improper “carbs” and we don’t eat enough protein in our diet. But by following the guidelines laid out in a “high, low, no carb” program we are manipulating the blood sugars and insulin response in our body to achieve rapid of fat loss. Carb Cycling allows you to control and manipulate your blood sugars and insulin response so you are allowing your body to burn more calories for energy instead of storing “carbs” as fat. This means you are shedding fat and increasing your metabolism. Two very good things!
If you are unsure how this would look laid out in a meal plan then I have setup a 30 day carb cycling meal plan for you. It is free right until my book is released on Amazon. I am close to completing it and just need to finish up the formatting and get it printed.
So for now take advantage of this free 30 day carb cycling meal plan that includes all your meals laid out in the high carb, low carb, no carb format as well as recipes. You can read more about it by clicking the image below.