To say that intermittent fasting and carb cycling have changed my life would be an extreme understatement. These nutritional strategies have helped me—and more than 100,000 clients—burn fat and increase energy in a truly amazing way!
Whenever I do a live video or blog post about these topics, I am often met with some skepticism and lots of questions. This science-based information flies in the face of traditional health and wellness advice, so it’s only natural that people will have questions! To learn how to implement these strategies, you can download a FREE starter kit by clicking here.
What does a typical day look like in terms of food?
I usually break my fast around noon. However, all morning long I drink lots of water and herbal tea to stay hydrated. Some days I do a fasted HIIT workout prior to breaking my fast. I usually eat a large salad with some type of protein to break my fast. I then eat another meal (sometimes two), and a snack over the next 6-8 hours. I use an “If It Fits Your Macros” approach to my food, which means I track my macronutrient intake as opposed to tracking my calories. This allows me to strategically plan for some fun treats, and helps to ensure that my body is getting what it needs to fuel my workouts.
Aren’t you hungry throughout the day?
No! I eat extremely well during my eating window. In fact, I consume more calories than most people on traditional diets, eating several meals a day. My diet is heavy in protein and healthy fats, so I am satiated after each of my meals. In addition, I cycle my carbs to correspond with my workouts, so my body is getting all of the macronutrients it needs at the right times. I don’t spend my days hungry, but I do have more energy than I’ve ever had in my life!
Are Intermittent Fasting and Carb Cycling complicated?
No! Squeezing your eating window down into 6-8 hours a day is simple and requires little thinking. Carb cycling is more involved, but it isn’t difficult. Learning to count macros also takes a bit of practice, but after a week or two, this kind of lifestyle will become second nature. In fact, this type of lifestyle allows for flexibility and helps you feel in control of the foods you are eating.
This way of living is not scary! It has truly revolutionized my life, and the lives of more than 100,000 clients. You can read more about their transformations here.