Losing weight seems to be the easiest when you are just starting out on a fat loss program. During the early stage, you are likely to achieve great results pretty quickly. Then, your fat loss comes to an abrupt halt.
What can you do about it?
Try using ’carb cycling’ to help you break the plateau.
What is Carb Cycling?
Carb cycling involves rotating low carb days with high carb days.
When Should Carb Cycling Be Used?
Carb cycling works well to prevent plateaus so you can continue to lose fat. This is true especially for those who are quite lean and still want to lose the last bit of stubborn fat.
How Does Carb Cycling Work?
1. It’s not always good to be in a calorie deficit. Prolonged and severe deficits slow down metabolism as your body adapts to caloric restriction and have adverse effects on various hormones. This may increase your appetite so you end up eating more.
Carb cycling helps to restore the hormones that regulate metabolism, appetite and hunger to their normal levels.
2. On low carb days, your body uses stored body fat as fuel since carbs are severely limited. So when you load up carbs on high carb days, they are converted and stored as glycogen, instead of fat, by depleted muscles. You will have a leaner body as carb fuel is used to gain lean mass and you lose fat.
Carb Cycling Plan
While there are several carb cycling approaches, I like Shaun Hadsall’s 4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution.
The 4 Cycle Fat Loss Solution is strategic carb cycling system that alternates your pattern of eating macro-nutrients by integrating Deplete Days along with higher carb Baselines Days and Cheat Days to help you “outsmart” your metabolism and conquer any “diet” plateau while STILL enjoying all your favorite foods.
The secret is called Macro-Patterning™ and it reprograms your body and metabolic triggers so fat is ALWAYS your “go-to” energy source. Not only does this approach reset your fat burning hormones, but you’ll finally be able to avoid all the pain and suffering associated with low carb and crash diets.
And when you time your carbs strategically with the right exercise protocol you’ll know, for a fact, every time you go to put time and energy into your plan, you’ll be burning fat and creating the maximum synergistic effect between food and exercise.
Click here to learn more about Shaun’s carb cycling system for men and women.