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minvec
01-04-2010, 12:39 AM
Ok.. so I have been on consistent 40/40/20 diet eating at around 1800 kcal, 6 meals per day. This is around 500 deficit. I have been losing some weight but lately it has plateaued a little so I thought I'd try carb cycling. My aim is to lose around 1.5lb per week until I get down to 144lb. So around 20lbs to go.

My new plan:

Monday (Low carb day): 165p/120c/50f = 1540cal
Tuesday (No Carb day): 225p/10c/70f 1500cal
Wednesday (High Carb day): 165p/250c/30f = 1900cal
Repeat... and also throw in a cheat meal on 2nd High Carb day.

Total for 3 days: 4940cal average of around 1650.

What do you think? Any feedback would be much appreciated.... especially from those who have tried this before.

MarkVI
01-04-2010, 01:10 AM
I think you're going to look ridiculous and bad at 144lBS at age 31.

minvec
01-04-2010, 01:51 AM
Oh really? I figured thats the weight I need to hit to get down to 8% body fat. I'll bulk after that. Btw I am asian so i won't look that ridiculous.

ErickStevens
01-04-2010, 03:30 AM
Don't drop your protein on your low day. Your rotation should look like this:

Low: 200 P / 90 F / 0 C = ~1610 kcal
Medium: 200 P / 40 F / 130 C = ~1680 kcal
High: 150P / 0 F / 350 C = ~2000 kcal

I'd do three low, two medium, and one high day. Obviously, the mediums and the high day would be on day you train.

minvec
01-04-2010, 10:22 AM
Thanks! Do three no carb days go in succession? Or spread out in between med/high days?

minvec
01-04-2010, 10:27 AM
Also, how do you eat 0 fat on the High days?

Everything has some fat in it... even brown rice and rolled oats..

ErickStevens
01-04-2010, 01:19 PM
Also, how do you eat 0 fat on the High days?

Everything has some fat in it... even brown rice and rolled oats..

My schedule was like this:

Monday: High (Legs, Cardio)
Tuesday: Low (Cardio)
Wednesday: Medium Day (Back/Bis, Cardio)
Thursday: Low (Cardio)
Friday: Medium (Chest/Shoulders/Tris, Cardio)
Saturday/Sunday: Low (Cardio or rest)

And of course those things have fat in them, Literal Man! Don't count trace macros IE the fat in Oats or the carbs in PB, capice?