Carb Counters - Carb Cycling?




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pgray1229
07-28-2010, 01:57 AM
I am very new to LC. I am wondering what's the most carbs you can eat and still be low carb? I'm kinda scared of the side effects I'm going to feel when I start, tomorrow, but excited to see how this will affect my weight as well.

Also, has anyone carb cycled? If so, any luck?

Thanks!!


Sherrie568
07-28-2010, 05:16 AM
I'm doing a high protein/low carb diet, (50% protein, 30% carb, 20% fat).
I eat protein with every meal(5), eat mostly fibrous carbs, no starchy carbs in PM.
I drink 60oz water minimum each day.

I'm carb-cycling, also known as zig-zagging... 3 days low carbs, 1 day higher carbs.
On the higher day I add carbs to increase my calories by 300-400.

I haven't been doing it all that long, but so far, so good.
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If you have the proper balance of carbs, protein, and fat for your body, you should not have any side effects.

Use the calorie calculator at
http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm#

After you fill out the first part of the form, Click advanced options, enter body fat % as 40 (based on your weight, height, age) and calculate to get your calories per day. Click the 7 day calorie cycle to see what they recommend.

Then you need to figure your macro-nutrient ratios at
http://www.freedieting.com/tools/nutrient_calculator.htm

I recommend selecting 5 meals a day (3 meals, 2 snacks) and low carb.

Be sure to drink at least 64 oz of water a day!

They calories may seem high, but give it a try for a couple weeks, then you can make adjustments if needed.
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Here's another post you might like to read:
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/calorie-counters/208124-calorie-cycling.html

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