So what exactly is carb cycling? Don’t carbs make you fat? These are questions I get all the time, and the answer is NO, carbs will not make you fat! In fact carbs are a vital part of our food intake, especially as women.
Carb cycling is simply the intentional variation of your carb intake with both lower carb and higher carb days. The purpose of low carb days is to deplete your glycogen and dip into your fat stores. The higher carb days help to rebuild these glycogen stores but get this, since your body is so busy rebuilding its energy stores it has no time to store those carbs as fat!
Long-term restriction of carbohydrates and calories can lower your metabolic rate and negatively affect your hormone levels. This is a big reason women find themselves at one of those dreaded weight loss plateaus. For a short period of time, a significantly restrictive diet will bring you results. However, once your metabolic rate decreases, your weight loss will stop and you will need to restrict even further to lose more weight, thus lowering your metabolic rate once again. Not only is this a terribly unhealthy way to live
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