Carb Cycling for Weight Loss and Energy.
By: Kelly Terwilliger
Can you believe we are in the middle of March? I turn 40 in a few days and I have to say, I'm looking forward to celebrating with some of my favorite people!
Earlier this week, I did a FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM LIVE on the benefits of carb cycling. If you missed it, here is the replay! I discussed the importance of fluctuating between high- and low-carb days to put your body into a state of confusion. Carbs give you energy, so if you are feeling tired all the time, it is time to try adding more carbs into your plan. I will say, there is a science behind it and that's what we discuss in my 6 week online FASTer Way to Fat Loss bootcamp.
So you’re probably wondering…..what exactly is carb cycling and is it for me? As mentioned above, carb cycling is an eating plan with alternating high and low carb days. You can eat your favorite foods on specific days of the week and restrict them on the other days. By following the plan closely you CAN LOSE WEIGHT and shed the unwanted fat. Sounds perfect, right?
So what are the benefits?
You can eat the foods you like.
It can fit any lifestyle. I know for me, I like to indulge on the weekends so I allow those days to be my higher carb days. I also make sure I lift my larger muscles like my legs and back.
You will have more energy.
You will build strong muscles.
Helps prevent hormone imbalance.
For more tips on carb cycling check out this podcast that Amanda Tress, the creator of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, did with Dr. Stephen Cabral.
In the podcast, she talks about the benefits of carb cycling, intermittent fasting, whole food nutrition, and how rest is part of our program.
I am now enrolling for our next FASTer Way to Fat Loss online bootcamp. Click the link below and if you’re worried I’m going to tell you there will be endless amounts of cardio to shed those unwanted LBS then today is your lucky day! In order to lose weight we do a combination of carb cycling, intermittent fasting and 30-45 minute workouts. Our bodies need the right combination of proteins, carbs and fats to function efficiently.