what is carb cycling?
carb cycling simply means some days you eat low carb, and other days you eat moderate carbs. this ensures that you will burn fat effectively without causing hormonal damage or dips in energy.
for example, on low-carb days, i eat 50 grams or less of net carbs. net carbs are carbs minus fiber.
on regular macro days, i eat 205 carbs. this feels like a ton of food for someone who has been eating low fat or low carb for so long. some days i have trouble eating enough.
what is macro counting?
macronutrients are protein, carbs, and fat.
simply use the free version of My Fitness Pal to record your daily intake of macros. whenever you eat something, log it into MY Fitness Pal. in the beginning, it helps to plan out your meals for the week, so you aren’t scrambling at the last minute to fit in the right macros.
it’s not that hard, i promise. and you’ll be assigned a coach that can answer any and all questions you may have during the 6-week FASTer Way to Fat Loss program. plus, they provide a weekly meal guide that will help you learn to balance your macros.
what is intermittent fasting?
intermittent fasting is an important component of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss program, which simply means you have an eight-hour window to eat all of your meals. the other sixteen hours keep your body in a fasted state. it may sound daunting, but it’s doable, and you will get used to it. typically i eat my first meal around noon, then stop eating at 8 pm.
it’s funny; now that i have been doing it for so long, i no longer crave food at night. i don’t even think about it anymore.
intermittent fasting turns your body into a fat burner. it allows your body to utilize fat as its main energy source and can help change your overall body composition.