What does "carb cycling" mean?


For a solid year now, I have been carb cycling, and I have never felt better!! I teach my clients how to effectively cycle their carbs for maximum results, too, and they LOVE the freedom this way of eating gives them because they don't have to give up any food groups to be successful. 

What exactly IS carb cycling??

Carb cycling is the intentional variation of carbohydrate intake each week.  As the name suggests, you'll cycle through higher and lower carbohydrate intake. Most carb cycling plans consist of alternating high carb days and low carb days. For maximum results, your carb cycle should correspond with workouts to maximize fat burn and energy levels.

So How Does it Work?

On low-carb days, you deplete your body’s glycogen stores. Your workouts on low-carb days are designed to get your body to fuel your workout with its glycogen stores in the muscles and liver. When you work out, you’ll have very little sugar in your bloodstream, which causes the body to use glycogen. By relying on these energy stores, you don’t need to eat to fuel your workouts.  

Not only that, but your body will also naturally begin to use its fat stores for energy on low-carb days, too.

On high-carb days, your body gets the food it needs to rebuild its energy stores. However, because the body first uses glycogen and then fat for energy, it will begin to replace its glycogen stores before it stores fat. So, even though you’re consuming carbs, your body isn’t storing excess carbs as fat because it’s busy building glycogen back up. Because of this, carb cycling is highly effective at helping your body burn fat, even when you’re not restricting calories.

What Else Can Carb Cycling Do for Me?

Carb cycling can do more for you than just teach your body to burn fat.  Carb cycling can also:

  • Increase your metabolism

  • Lower your body’s insulin

  • Help counteract insulin resistance

Carb cycling allows for planned high-carb days that increase thyroid output and help control hunger.  Planned low-carb days will offset the high-carb days. With this type of cycle, you’ll continue to see fat loss, increased energy levels and improvements to your overall body composition.

When you’re active, your body uses glycogen (carb storage) for fuel once it’s used up all of the glucose (sugar) in your blood. When you deplete your body’s glycogen, it works to rebuild it using carbohydrates from the food you eat. That way, you’re not eating an excess of carbohydrates, which will be stored as fat, and you’re not slowing down your metabolism, which happens when you eat low-carb all the time. It’s the best of both worlds, and it’s your key to fat loss.

On January 8th I will begin working with another group of women who are ready to implement this super effective strategy. We will partner THIS strategy with intermittent fasting (IF) for maximum results. 

Check out what Janice M. had to say about the program: "I am thrilled with my results. Down 6.4 lbs and lost 9 inches! I didn't take a picture, but really didn't need it as I can see the differences and feel them even more!"

Friends, this is in only 3 WEEKS!!! And the beauty of this program is that if you want support beyond the 3 weeks, you can simply transition into my VIP Membership program afterwards. It is the only thing you need in the New Year! Month after month my clients are telling me how effective this program is at helping them lose fat, transform their bodies, and FEEL amazing. If you are ready to make a real change to your health in 2018, sign up today!! Click here to reserve your spot!