Carbohydrates. These macronutrients are the biggest hot button topic in the health and fitness industry. If you’ve tried losing weight (or you’re just starting to research ways to shed a few pounds), there’s no doubt you’ve encountered the words CARBS over and over again. Low carb diets (like the Atkins diet) and virtually no carb diets (like the ketogenic diet) have made carbs the enemy. But, what if you’re like most people who are trying to lose weight and the idea of cutting carbs from your diet seems almost impossible? Or, what if you successfully cut carbs and saw great results, but quickly realized it’s not a sustainable way to lose weight? That’s where carb cycling comes in!
What is Carb Cycling?
Carb cycling is manipulating your carb intake to increase fat burning. After years of counting calories, trying new fad diets, and constantly restricting my carbs, I knew there had to be a better way to live my life while maintaining my health. So, after baby number three, I had lots of weight to lose, and I was ready for a fresh start. I did an overwhelming amount of research, tried a couple different avenues, and finally stumbled upon the FASTer Way to Fat Loss. The FASTer Way to Fat Loss uses cutting edge strategies, like carb cycling and intermittent fasting, to help women find a sustainable way to lose weight and get in shape. Even though I’ve worked in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years, I’m just like you. I want to be on a plan that helps me lose weight and look good, but I also want to enjoy a slice of pizza every now and then without that overwhelming feeling of GUILT. The FASTer Way to Fat Loss was the solution I was looking for.
How does Carb Cycling Work?
A carb cycling program is an intentional variation of carbohydrate intake each week. Most carb cycling plans consist of high carb days and low carb days. In the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, the carb cycling is based on the workouts we do to maximize fat burn and energy levels. Carb cycling helps turn your body from a pro sugar burner to a pro fat burner. A pro sugar burner is someone who’s body is using sugar (carbs) for fuel. A pro fat burner is someone who’s body is using stored fat (like jiggly thighs and muffin tops) for fuel. Obviously, we’d all like to be pro fat burners!
Are you a Pro Sugar Burner?
- Do you get HANGRY if you haven’t eaten in a while?
- Do you have increases in energy but your energy levels quickly drop?
- Do you snack regularly?
- Do you reach for carbs and sugar when you haven’t eaten in a while?
- Do you struggle with stubborn belly fat?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are, you’re a pro sugar burner. But, don’t worry, it doesn’t take long to turn your body into a pro fat burner with carb cycling!
Who is Carb Cycling for?
Carb cycling can benefit everyone, but it’s especially great for women (and especially great for women who love food)! Carb cycling gives you the benefits of a low carb diet, but doesn’t leave you feeling deprived or left with nagging cravings.
Benefits of Carb Cycling
- Helps you burn stubborn stored fat
- Increases your energy levels
- Helps you sleep better
- Improves your hormones, mood swings, and mood levels
- Gives you a nutrition strategy that’s not overwhelming or stressful
- Allows you to live a flexible lifestyle
- Provides a sustainable, maintainable way to lose weight
Are you Ready to Try Carb Cycling?
While it is possible to carb cycle alone, I highly recommend that all beginners work with a certified coach the first time around. Once you get the hang of it, carb cycling is very easy to implement, but it can be difficult to figure out exactly what you’re doing by yourself. I will be leading a group of 20 women through the next round of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss! I will help every woman calculate their macros, learn how to carb cycle, provide daily motivation and support, and give you access to a 6 week workout plan that can be done in the gym or at home (I personally love the home program). Spots for the next round of FASTer Way to Fat Loss are filling quickly. If you’re ready to make a change, experience a sustainable way to lose fat, and still enjoy your guilty pleasures (without all the guilt), I would absolutely love to work with you!
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