Carbohydrates have gotten a bad rap. But here’s the good news: we need carbs! The human body needs carbohydrates for energy. And we can consume them strategically to help the body burn fat. That’s called carb cycling, the topic of this episode and discussion with FASTer Way to Fat Loss certified coach Le Bergin.
Carbohydrates have been scorned by low-carb diets like Atkins and the South Beach Diet and most recently the Keto diet. But these diets are not sustainable.
We need carbohydrates for energy. That is why on the FASTer Way we embrace whole-food-based carbohydrates -- then use them strategically.
Long-term restriction of carbohydrates and calories can lower your metabolic rate, (your metabolism), and negatively affect your hormone levels. This is why some people reach a weight loss plateau. For a short period of time, a scientifically restrictive diet will bring you results, however, over time it will cause your metabolic rate to decrease making it increasingly difficult to lose weight.
Carb cycling is an intentional variation of carbohydrate intake. On the FASTer Way, Low-carb days are paired with high-intensity interval training. This, combined with adequate carbohydrate consumption the remaining days of the week, gives impressive results. Very impressive results
Carb cycling, when combined with other scientifically proven methods such as intermittent fasting and strategic workouts, provides a realistic healthy lifestyle that leads to sustainable fat loss, muscle strength, and overall well-being. And, it’s an easy strategy to implement.
FASTer Way to Fat Loss puts it all together in a 6-week online starter program. Working in a small group, with your own certified coach, you will learn and implement the strategies that will lead to a healthier lifestyle. Go to our website, FatLossSuccessStories.com, to sign up for the next Starter Program. There you also can access more episodes and even download a starter kit with meal plans and recipes to help you on the road to fat loss and a healthier lifestyle so you can write your own Fat Loss Success Story.
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