i started carb cycling (aka 'zig-zagging') Monday and let's just say Thursday will be a BRIGHTER DAY. was trying not to complain so soon but i am missing my fruit the most... i treated it as my desert after every meal and well, it sucks not being able to eat it for 3 days straight. however, it's gotta be this way for carb cycling to do its thing. i know it's just my body adjusting to my new meal plan, and it's always hard in the beginning. but that doesn't make me feel any better or make this any easier. :roll: the crabbiness i felt at the very beginning of this journey after i cut sweets cold turkey is making its way back, sorry Sonny.
on the flip side, i'm enjoying the switch to beef, a lot. those thin sirloin steaks i made Sunday DID turn out great. liquid aminos is some awesome stuff! great flavor, versatile, low sodium, and plenty of healthy benefits. read up on that!
this was last night's dinner (meal 5), my '1 hitta-quitta' per Sonny. i like 'controlled chaos' better though;) everything (green beans, brown rice, seasoned sirloin steak) all in one cool whip bowl and covered in spicy mustard. when i put everything separate on a plate, it just makes the meal go by so fast. i don't know how else to explain it. i guess i just did! having it all in one bowl gives the appearance of more food. hey it works for me! it's a mind thing for sure. before dinner, i went outside with Chiso for a quick run. i already had my weights rendezvous at the gym earlier that morning.
30 minutes in my fat burning zone and 300 cals later, i called it quits. as Chiso gets heavier it's getting harder to push his big butt! but i love that i can bring him with me and change up his scenery for a little bit though.
i then sat and let him explore a little bit and do his thing.
i just adore his little smirk smile!! so, back to carb cycling. i'm still eating small meals throughout the day which keeps my metabolism revving high and my energy levels up. but booooy if something holds me up from my scheduled meal time, it's back to crab city, quick.
after doing a little research on my own, i found that there are tons of different variations, schedules, and meal plans for carb cycling. my trainer has me on:
THREE consecutive days of low-carb intake followed by ONE high-carb day, then repeat. like i said, come ON, Thursday!!!!
anyway, you're basically tricking your body into burning fat rapidly without losing any muscle.
my thoughts? this BETTER work. LOL
any competitors or non-competitors our there ever heard of or tried carb cycling for weight loss or maintenance?