Some of these women might have seen results at first. But most of them eventually hit a major weight loss plateau and felt defeated. That’s because long-term restriction of carbohydrates and calories can lower metabolic rate and negatively affect hormone levels.
For a short period of time, a significantly restrictive diet will bring results. However, over time it will cause the metabolic rate to decrease which leads to a sudden halt in weight loss. Women then need to restrict even further to lose more, thus lowering the metabolic rate once again. Not only is this a terribly unhealthy way to live, but it is also incredibly frustrating.
Why Carb Cycling is the Better Answer
Cutting carbs can bring results… at first. Carb cycling, on the other hand, is a safer strategy that can help frustrated clients break through plateaus. 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, we base our cycle on the workouts we will be doing to maximize fat burn and energy levels.
Carb cycling allows for planned high carb days that increase thyroid output and help control hunger. We cycle our carbs by practicing low carb days to offset the high carb days. With this type of cycle, many of our clients continue to see fat loss, increased energy levels, and improvements to their overall body composition.
Carb Cycling Made Simple
Carb cycling improves insulin levels, helping your body to store less fat. When paired with Intermittent Fasting and effective workouts, carb cycling can help you break through those dreaded plateaus so you can truly look and feel your very best!
Here’s the thing: carb cycling isn’t expensive or difficult. It’s an amazing strategy that is actually simpler than it sounds! In the FASTer Way, we practice simple carb cycling by tracking our macros on both low and high carb days. Once we deplete our glycogen stores on low carb days and put our bodies in optimal fat-burning mode, we replenish with healthy carbs.
Our certified community coaches are on-hand to provide daily support as our clients navigate carb cycling for the first time. That’s just one of the many perks of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss! We practice the cutting-edge strategies of carb cycling, Intermittent Fasting, and macro tracking (with a focus on whole foods) to dial in our nutrition. Combined with daily workouts and easy-to-follow meal plans, the program has exactly what you need to break free from the plateau, enjoy carbs, and look and feel better than ever!