Cycling your carbs…

Cycling your carbs…

13 Responses to Cycling your carbs…

  1. Claudine says:

    You must have read my mind, I was going to ask you questions about the Carb Cycling. This answers my questions. Thank you!

  2. K.H.C. says:

    Carb cycling was the best thing for me and I found this out after logging my meals and blogging. When I had the sme amount of carbs each day I felt bloated, heavy, and sleepy. Additioonally, I put on ALOT of additional bodyfat despite my training schedule. I started cycling intuitively and then I found an article about it and thought–that made sense. I feel energetic my weight is steady and I can manipulate my carbs, according to my goals.

  3. gina aliotti says:

    Perfect timing… Glad it helped!

    Carb cycling is definitely what I use in my programs for clients and myself. I agree with you KHC, when you eat the same amount of carbs each day, I feel the same way!! Bloated, lethargic, and just BLA… Changing your carb/fat ratios helps to keep you always full of energy, never super tired and lethargic, lean and still allows you to eat carbs!! I really can’t stand how people are so afraid of carbs…. They are essential for our bodies and minds to function!!
    Glad to hear you already carb cycle!

  4. maria says:

    Love it! hmmm what is 150% out of 120 pds(i know its sad……. but brain cant compute the numbers) 😉

    • gina aliotti says:

      no worries… well 100% of 120 is 120 so 50% of that is 60 so 120+60=180

      so 120 g— 150% of that is 180 so 180 g on your high day!

      hope that helps.. no worries, I am not a math wiz either! 😉

  5. Natalie says:

    So when you carb cycle do you do 3 low 1 moderate and 1 high day and then repeat???

    • gina aliotti says:

      HI natalie!!! You can play around with it but typically that is what you do… I have done this for years
      3 lower, 1 moderate back to either 2 or 3 lower and then a High day..

      every body is different but try it in that rotation for 6 weeks and see how you like it.. 🙂

      You will love the rotation!

  6. Liz says:

    I have a question in regards to grams of protien. Is it 1-1.5/lb of your current body weight or of your ideal body weight? Also will intaking higher levels of protein help to gain muscle?

  7. Gina says:

    Liz, Great question! If you are looking to gain muscle and are working out hard, 1-1.5 is based on your current weight. Keep me posted and start the cycle program and know that you can adjust and make changes over the weeks, depending on how your body responds. Give it 4-6 weeks to see and feel results and go from there. keep me posted! 🙂

  8. Figure_k says:

    I have always carb cycled and it works well for me however Ive never had fats in my plan!!
    I am scared of FAT!!
    You suggest having 10, 20 & 30 % fat for each opposing carb day.. For me that like 40g-50g of Fat on a low day..
    Should I slowly add fat into my diet or go ahead and change my macro’s to match?

    • Great question. First of all, as a woman you NEED your fats! Oh my, no fats in your plan! Fats play a huge role in the production of hormones, cellular generation, cognition, metabolism and so much more!! Of course, if there is something you haven’t had in your plan for a while, you are going to naturally be scared but just trust in the plan and be willing to give it a chance. Sounds like you are ready to go for it. Just like anything, you don’t want to be extreme and you need to ease into adding more fats into your plan. I would suggest starting by adding 10% more fats to your plan and also incorporating EFA;s 3x/day. See how you feel, then start to add in the 10, 20, 30% fat range for each opposing carb day. You will feel like a million bucks! Keep us posted on how you are doing and how you feel! Fats are a woman’s best friend!! Trust in the plan and give it a go. You should consider taking notes on how you feel and utilizing Your Personal Log! 🙂

  9. Jodie Mason says:

    Hi Gina,

    This is a fantastic read! Just wondering if the monthly plans you put out for us cycle carbs? I notice that there are different plans for different days of the week?



    • Hi Jodie, Glad you found the article helpful. The Monthly Programs sure do utilize my carb cycling methods! 🙂 Some plans have 2 meal plans and others 3 but they all cycle carbs/fats 🙂 Great question!! Hope you find the plans helpful. Keep me posted!

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