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.
Why? is my first question. What are you cycling? That’s my second question to you. The research continues to support that approximately 55-60% of daily caloric intake should be carbohydrates, less than 10% as simple sugars. Glucose is the limiting substrate in ATP production in intracellular metabolism. Ideally, it’s best produced from a diet rich in complex carbs that take a bit of time to be metabolized to glucose for storage as glycogen or used freely. It’s not a trick question; metabolism isn’t a magical process. It can’t be “tricked.” Work hard, often, and as long as is reasonable.