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Carb cycling is a very strict diet used by serious athletes and bodybuilders who want to drop body fat, get more muscle mass, or store more carbs for long-haul exercise like a marathon. It’s becoming more popular with people who want to kick-start weight loss, even though a lot of the weight you may lose would come from water.
Getting started is simple with a flexible 7-day diet and workout plan along with delicious high- and low-carb meals to alternate. Learn about nutritional macros and discover the best foods to support your diet. Find out how to set a schedule that combines low- and high-carb days―and stick to it for fitness success.- An in-depth intro―Explore the science behind carb cycling, learn why it’s effective, and find tips for adapting it to your lifestyle so you can start right away.- Meal and exercise plans―Dive in to an easy, adaptable 7-day meal plan along with cardio, high-intensity interval training, and strength training routines.- Craveable recipes―Satisfy your appetite with low carb recipes like Chopped Italian Salad and Asian-Style Chicken Stir-Fry, plus higher carb choices like Huevos Rancheros and Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Mashed Sweet Potatoes.