The Carb Cycling Diet For Fast Fat Loss by Josh Schlottman
Scientific research proving the effectiveness of the carb cycling diets has been around for a few years now but most people have never even heard of it. If you’re looking for fast fat loss then doing a carb cycling diet plan for 30 days will help you get in great shape quick. If you’re looking for a proven carb cycling diet that works, check out my Xtreme Fat Loss Diet review.
Most people LIVE off of carbs and most will go crazy if they completely eliminate all carbohydrates. What we want to do is combine these methods to produce the ultimate fat burning diet, carb cycling.
Carb cycling is a great way to lose fat fast and bust through any fat loss plateaus that you may have been stuck in.
There are quite a few ways to do a carb cycling diet but the way that I usually use and recommend is the simplest.
First Day = High Carb Day, Second Day = Low Carb Day, Third Day = Zero Carb Day…Repeat.
The reason carb cycling works so well is because of a hormonal response in the body. Most typical low carb diets only work so well because they drastically lower the hormones leptin and insulin in the body. Once these hormones get too low, the body fat burning process automatically shuts off.
Why does it do this?
Looking back at the history of human existence, food was pretty hard to come by until the last hundred years or so. We rarely had immediate access to all the foods that we have today (You never saw the pilgrims rolling over to the McDonalds when they were hungry…).
So when we didn’t eat enough for a few days our bodies thought we were starving, and in order to survive your body is going to hang onto all the fat it possibly can.
And this is why we can’t drop fat when we’re starving (despite what Paris Hilton will have you think).
When I was studying nutrition in college the standard carbohydrate intake was around 55% of your total calorie intake for the day. This is kinda crazy for me to hear now after reading all the recent scientific studies that have show you can lose fat so much faster by implementing these methods.
During your carb cycling diet you’re also going to want to be taking in moderate to high levels of protein while your fat intake is going to be moderate to low. A lot of people get scared of fats and think that’s what is going to make them fat, but taking in the RIGHT fats will be crucial to your rapid fat loss results.
If you’re unsure how many calories you should be taking in to lose weight, I went ahead and saved you the trouble of calculating it, click the link below to download my free calorie fat loss calculator (you need to use Excel or a similar program to use it).
The Trainer Josh Fat Loss Calorie Calculator
When you’re on the high carb days, be sure to resist all temptation to consume white flour or sugary foods. Any time you do this you’ll spike your insulin levels through the roof and the fat gaining chaos will begin.
So how much carbohydrates should you be eating on these days?
On the high carbohydrates you simply eat as much as you can handle, on the medium days you take in your bodyweight in grams of carbs. So if you weight 150 lbs. then you’ll take in 150 grams of carbohydrates spread out over your meals for the day. And as you probably guessed, you won’t want to be taking in any kind of carbohydrates on the days you have zero carbs.
In all honesty, I wouldn’t do this carb cycling until the end of time but if you’re looking to fast fat loss then go for a carb cycling diet at least for 30 days. I’d also be taking a protein shake a day as well like the ones in my Prograde review, especially post-workout or else you’re risking losing that lean muscle.
Good luck and be sure to plan ahead when it comes to nutrition, it’ll be the key to your success and your CRAZY fat loss results.
P.S. – If you liked or have a question about this post be sure to leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to get back to you!