View Full Version : Carb Cycling question

07-10-2011, 04:10 PM
I am just trying to get some feedback on my carb cycle. Is this sufficient For a 185 pound guy trying to cut some flab? I eat 50%-60% of my carbs right around my workout, whether it is Weights or HIIT. Is the carb ratio from day to day to drastic?

My protein is 190-200g each day and my fat intake is 50-70g.

Mon: Weights/High Carb-300g

Tues:HIIT/Low Carb-150

Wed: Weights/High Carb-300

Thurs: HIIT/Low Carb-150g

Fri: Weights/High Carb-300g

Sat: rest/Lower Carb-100g
Sun: Moderate Cardio/Low carb-150g

07-10-2011, 04:13 PM
You could just eat the same everyday to simplify things and be in a deficit and achieve similar results

07-10-2011, 04:14 PM
Unless you're already at a very low body fat, it probably makes little to no sense to play around with carb cycling. Just eat at a moderate deficit.

07-10-2011, 04:22 PM
I have been given sooooo many numbers as to how many Calories I need to eat a day. Anywhere from 2900 to 2100.

07-10-2011, 04:24 PM
I dont think your seeing the benefits of carb cycling with that high of a carb intake but with that said, thats not to say you cant lose weight. With 300 g carb intake every other day your glyocogen levels should be full and not getting to a point where its much depleted before your refilling them again.

07-10-2011, 04:26 PM
So decrease the high days to 200?

07-10-2011, 04:31 PM
So decrease the high days to 200?

That is of course personal preference. There are so many variations of carb cycling, I cant say what is best for any particular person.

My preference is to go low enough to stay in ketosis 5 days per week (under 50 net carbs per day). Refeed for 36 hours and restore glyocogen levels.

07-10-2011, 05:00 PM
So you are advocating a keto style diet not a carb cycling diet.

07-10-2011, 05:05 PM
What I need to do is cut the flab but not the muscle.

07-10-2011, 05:07 PM
Then eat at a 10% deficit. No need to carb cycle to lose fat

07-10-2011, 05:13 PM
I work out in the A.M. and I am in classes sitting most of the day. Should I do a bit of cardio in the P.M. to kick back up my metabolism?

07-10-2011, 05:14 PM
No, just eat less than you burn. If you enjoy cardio go for it but it won't kickstart your metabolism