Carb cycling is a dietary approach in which you alternate carb intake on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
It is commonly used to lose fat, maintain physical performance while dieting, or overcome a weight loss plateau.
Some people adjust their carb intake day-to-day, while others may do longer periods of low, moderate and high-carb diets.
In short, carb cycling aims to time carbohydrate intake to when it provides maximum benefit and exclude carbs when they’re not needed. – Healthline.com
HIGH VOLUME MACROS: 385C/60/120P
High volume days for me means I’m doing all the things. Lifting, cardio, gymnastics, etc. It can also be LONG runs, powder days, or other intense activities. This particular day I focused on macro dense meals with carb sources such as potatoes, rice & oats. Again ALL the food!
LOW VOLUME MACROS: 285C/70F/120P
I look at low volume days as training days that fall between rest and HV days. It can be just lifting or cardio, an hour-ish combo workout, hike, etc. This LV sample day was also a Saturday and I managed to fit in pizza!
I’m currently loving carb cycling! However, if you’re new to macros I highly suggest starting with the same daily breakdown. There’s no need to overly complicate the “macro” learning curve. If you’ve been counting for a while and feel bored, want more out of workouts, etc. I highly suggest giving carb cycling a try.
Ok, I’m sure you have a ton of questions so feel free to ask away!