Carb Cycling

Today is Workout Wednesday!  I have been reading a lot about carb cycling and there are several trainers I really like that push this type of program.  Jamie Eason includes carb cycling in the week 10 of her 12 week LivFit Trainer program. Chris Powell was on Dr. Oz talking about it the other night, and several trainers on Bodybuilding.com also include this type of system in their weight loss programs.  I would agree that this type of system is the key to eliminating unwanted pounds.  It is critical that we include carbohydrates in our diets, but the key is knowing when we should and when we shouldn’t.  So I will try my best to explain it to you!  On high intensity workout days, for example legs, you should add more carbohydrates to your diet, but on lower intensity workout days, for example arms, you should minimize your carbohydrate intake.  No matter what day it is, you should always start your morning off with a breakfast that includes carbohydrates.   Carbohydrates fuel your muscles and your body giving you energy for the day, thus making it very important no matter what day it is to include carbohydrates.  A more technical definition would be…carb cycling takes the macronutrients (the proteins, fats and carbs) of your meals and manipulates them to reduce body fat to very low levels, with as little muscle cannibalization as possible.  I hope this was helpful information to you.  Have any of you tried incorporating carb cycling into your life?  If so, what have been your experiences?

XO,

Rachel Ashley

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2 Comments

  1. Rachel Ashley

    Its a fabulous way to help you get in shape!

  2. I need to start incorporating something like this into my daily meal schedule. I think a lot of people could benefit from it.

    Thanks for sharing!