Is there any evidence to support the use of carb cycling? Such as a two days of low carb, one day of high carb cycled twice with one day of “guilt free” eating? Does this create any special changes in the body that leads to improved fat loss? Or is this just another way to manipulate caloric intake ultimately leading to a deficit and loss of fat? Thank you.
My feeling is that carbs should stay fairly constant at about 40% of the diet (for most people). It’s more the total max caloric intake itself such as in a “refeeding” cycle and then getting off that cycle that leads more to improved fat loss. Remember, it’s been said that “fat burns in a carbohydrate flame”:
so really low carbs all the time is not optimal for fat loss. You asked kind of a loaded question, but I hope this sheds some light.