Carbohydrate Cycling Diet

Everything you need to know about carbs cycling diet

Carbohydrate Cycling Diet

The main goal of this diet is to manipulate carbs. When our body lacks carbs, it is forced to use fats as energy.

Main principle of the diet is to maintain metabolism active, so if body wanted to slow it down (in the days without carbs intake), we would surprise it with the day when high level of carbs is planned to take in. In short, it is a story about speeding up your metabolism.

There are 3 different diet plans:

  • High carbs intake day
  • low carbs intake day
  • no carbs intake day

The idea is to get to know your body and see how it reacts. When your body adjusts to this new regime, you can stay longer on low carb intake day but don’t rush, see how your body will adopt.

We suggest you begin with this schedule:

  • Monday – low carbs intake
  • Tuesday – no carbs intake
  • Wednesday – high carbs intake
  • Thursday – low carbs intake
  • Friday – no carbs intake
  • Saturday – low carbs intake
  • Sunday – high carbs intake

This is an example of a menu for a person of 90kg weight:

Monday – Thursday – Saturday (low carbs intake, around 2-2.5gr protein/kg; 1.5gr carbs/kg)

  1. Meal (9 AM) 6 egg white, 1 yolk, cup of oat flakes, 2 capsules Omega 3, multi vitamins and minerals
  2. Meal (12 AM) 200gr meat (chicken breasts, fish), 100gr rice or 250-300gr potatoes, olive oil salad
  3. Meal (3 PM) 200gr meat (chicken breasts, fish), salad, handful of almond/hazelnut or 2 capsules Omega 3
  4. Meal (6 PM) 200gr meat (steak, chicken breasts, fish), olive oil salad
  5. Meal (9 PM) 150gr meat (chicken breasts, fish) or 10 egg whites, salad, handful of almond/hazelnut, 2 capsules Omega 3

Tuesday – Friday (no carbs intake 2,5-3gr/kg, 0 carbs except in protein shake after working out)

  1. Meal (9 AM) 6 white eggs, 2 whole eggs, multi vitamins and minerals
  2. Meal (12 AM) 200gr meat (chicken breasts, fish), olive oil salad
  3. Meal (3 PM) 200gr meat (chicken breasts, fish), salad, handful of almond/hazelnut or 2 capsules Omega 3
  4. Meal (6 PM) 200gr meat (steak, chicken breasts, fish), olive oil salad
  5. Meal (9 PM) 200gr meat (chicken breasts, fish), salad, handful of almond/hazelnut

Wednesday – Sunday (high carbs intake, 1.5-2gr/kg proteins, 3gr/kg carbs)

  1. Meal (9 AM) 6 egg whites, 1 egg yolk, cup of oat flakes, some fruit, multi vitamins and minerals
  2. Meal (12 AM) 150gr meat (chicken breasts, fish), 100gr rice/pasta or 250-300gr potatoes, olive oil salad, fruit
  3. Meal (3 PM) 150gr meat (chicken breasts, fish), 100gr rice/pasta or 250-300gr potatoes, olive oil salad, fruit
  4. Meal (6 PM) 200gr meat (steak, chicken breasts, fish), salad, 2 capsules Omega 3
  5. Meal (9 PM) 150gr meat (chicken breasts, fish), salad, handful of almond/hazelnut

In any time you can switch protein meal to protein shake and make your diet more convenient. This is handy in situations when you do not have diet supplements.

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