Monday, August 25, 2014

Carb cycling: the basics

Carb cycling is a way eating that, you guessed it, cycles the amount of carbohydrates you eat. To put it simply, rotating high carb days with low carb days keeps your body guessing at what is going on, therefore preventing your weight loss from stalling like it could with just a low carb diet. Add in a weekly guilt free day (more about that later!) and you don't feel deprived so you are less likely to cheat. I generally follow Chris Powell's plan for eating. Both of his books, Choose to Lose and Choose More to Lose More for Life,  are full of wonderful information. I really encourage you to read them. (If you can only get one, get the second one!) If you can't get the books, his website has all of the information you need to get started.
Be sure to check out Chris Powell's website. He tells you what to eat when in order to have weight loss success and which cycle is best for you. Tomorrow I'll talk about low carb days and share some of my favorite recipes.
What I ate today:

(Low carb day)
B: refrigerator oats with banana and PB2
S: protein shake and cheese
L: salad from hospital cafeteria
S: low fat cottage cheese mixed with guacamole and celery
D: cheeseburger, zoodles with mushrooms


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