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Carb Cycling: The Fit Cycle

POSTED ON July 31, 2012

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Do you want to “lean up” without compromising your athletic performance? Do you want to train for long periods of time? Then the Fit Cycle is the cycle for you. The Fit Cycle not only eliminates fat, but it also supplies your body with the fuel it needs to perform successfully, no matter what sport you choose to excel in.

Unlike the other three carb cycles, the Fit Cycle only has two low-carb days per week, and there’s a very important reason for this: The extra high-carb day allows your muscles to absorb more fuel (glycogen), which you’ll need for maximum athletic performance. During your low-carb days, when this supply of glycogen gets depleted, your muscles will develop insulin sensitivity. When you then have a high-carb day or your reward day, these insulin-sensitive muscles will actually soak up more carbs, your body will burn this extra fuel instead of storing it as fat, and you’ll still lose weight. It’s an amazing process!

Here’s what a Fit Cycle week looks like:

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With the Fit Cycle you won’t lose weight as fast as with the Turbo Cycle, but you will be able to maintain your athletic performance. However, if you do experience a slight decrease in your athletic performance with this cycle, and you’re not as concerned about losing weight, try combining the Fit Cycle with pre- and post-workout supplements or meal replacement shakes with some extra macronutrients.

And as with the other cycles, you can stay on the Fit Cycle or change cycles at any time. It all depends on your weight loss and athletic goals.

For more information on the Fit Cycle or any other cycle, check out my book, Choose More, Lose More for Life.

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3 comments

Peta-gaye says:

Hi!
my problem is not my food portion so much but it’s staying motivated. I have lost 70lbs and gained more than that back in two years. I like walking and I would walk for hours but I just keep failing. I can give up the food easily but staying motivated is a struggle. I need to loose this weight so i will give this carb cycle a shot….. wish me luck

Melody says:

I just started the Turbo Cycle and must have missed this Fit Cycle. I would like to lose about 15 lb (currently 5’6, 155 lbs)but mostly, get lean and gain muscle so weightloss is flexible. I try to work out (I’m a lover of running!) for 30-60 minutes every day. What signs should I look for from my body that might suggest it’s time to switch to Fit?

Julie says:

Question: If I’m doing Insanity, the w/o, would I still be able to do a carb cycling diet for weight loss? I just can’t seem to lose weight anymore and I want to try something different! Thank you in advance.

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