First attempt at Carb cycling.

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    First attempt at Carb cycling.


    Carbohydrate Cycling
    Saturday-Back/Bicep P:250 F:100 Carb: 250 cals:2900
    Sunday- off p:250 F:120 Carb: 100 cals:2480
    Monday-Chest/Triceps p:250 F:100 Carb: 200 cals:2700
    Tuesday-Legs P:250 F100 Carb: 250 cals:2900
    Wed-Shoulders/Traps P:250 F:100 Carb:200 cals:2700
    Thursday- off p:250 F:120 Carb: 100 cals:2480
    Friday- off p:250 F:120 Carb: 100 cals:2480

    protein Sources
    Lean Chicken
    Lean Turkey
    Lean Beef
    Fish
    Eggs
    Protein Powder
    Cottage Cheese

    Fat Sources
    Almonds
    Peanut Butter
    Almond Butter
    EVOO
    Almond Milk

    Carbohydrate Sources
    Brown Rice
    Sweet Potato
    Oats
    Apple
    Banana
    Blueberries
    Whole Wheat Arnold bread

    Vegetable Source
    Broccoli
    Spinach
    Kale
    Lettuce
    Turnip Greens
    Collard Green
    Mustard Greens



    ig you got any suggestion on more food sources that would be great as well, always looking for variety.

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    Your low carb days still have 100g carbs?! How is that low?.. Try 30.
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    Looks good. Should be a slow and steady fat loss. Don't forget to readjust calories/macros after two weeks if you lose some weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sluggy View Post
    Your low carb days still have 100g carbs?! How is that low?.. Try 30.
    I think low carb is anything under 150. I could be wrong, though. I don't think he shooting for ketosis.
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    nah, not shooting for ketosis, most of those carbs are going to come with my breakfast.
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    Re : First attempt at Carb cycling


    Very timely info's as I am trying to lose weight before the holidays so that I can look my best when I visit my relatives. These tips are sure to come in hand.
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    I use the carb cycling plan outlined at http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/par30.htm. As for how many carbs to take in, it really depends on how carb sensitive you are.

    You will probably lose some water weight in the first week so don't worry if you drop 4lbs and don't think you are losing muscle. Monitor your weight loss every 2 weeks or so and adjust the calories/carbs up/down depending on whether you aren't losing enough fat or losing muscle. Alternatively you can always add in 45 mins fasted LISS cardio on your low carb days to speed up the fat loss.
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    If you need to adjust due to not losing enough I'd cut the banana/apple and on low days eat only chicken and white fish(talipa) for protein sources. Also might want to try a high day of 600+ followed by 1-2 low days with only fibrous carbs.
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    I've been on sardines lately. Good for a quick in between snack. Shakes get old...
    Throw some yogurt in if you can, greek yogurt it good.

    100g of carbs is still a decent amount. It's alright though. Last time I did a carb cycle with 3 days off, 3 day refeed, etc. and I lost way too much muscle for my liking. Even though my protein was through the roof, I lost a lot. Never doing it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCV3 View Post
    I've been on sardines lately. Good for a quick in between snack. Shakes get old...
    Throw some yogurt in if you can, greek yogurt it good.
    I'll second the Greek yoghurt. Mix 100g Greek yoghurt with 100g of cottage cheese and you get a great moderate protein/low carb snack. Depending on the brands you use it will work out to about 150 cals, 20-25g protein and less than 10g carbs. Definitely a lot better than slugging down a protein shake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warsteiner View Post
    I'll second the Greek yoghurt. Mix 100g Greek yoghurt with 100g of cottage cheese and you get a great moderate protein/low carb snack. Depending on the brands you use it will work out to about 150 cals, 20-25g protein and less than 10g carbs. Definitely a lot better than slugging down a protein shake.
    Powder is overrated anyway, I use to do the whole oats and 2 scoops protein powder pre and post workout. I now do a full meal pre and BCAA's immediately post with another full meal about an hour later. definately liking it better.
  

  
 

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