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The Simple Science of Carb Cycling

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If you want to know what carb cycling is, how it works, and whether you should do it or not, then you want to listen to this episode.

I don’t know about you, but I like simple.

And here’s a simple fact for you:

You don’t need to do anything particularly special or fancy to build the body of your dreams

At least 80% of the game is just understanding and applying a relatively small number of physiological principles related to diet and exercise.

And I’d go as far as saying that the majority of what’s left is just patience and persistence.

You don’t need convoluted training programs or diets. You need fundamentals.

That said, once you have the fundamentals firmly in place, you can look to gain slight edges.

This is where things like supplementation, fasted training, periodization, and carb cycling come into play.

In this episode, we’re going to dive deep into carb cycling and learn what it is, how it (supposedly) works, and how to do it.

We’re also going to review many of the fundamentals that supercede it, and ultimately, we’re going to get an answer to the most important question:

Is carb cycling better than traditional dieting?

That is, can it really beat the simplest way to diet?

Let’s get to it.

TIME STAMPS

3:49 – What is carb cycling?

5:29 – Why do people carb cycle?

7:48 – What are the myths of carb cycling?

12:12 – How much protein should I take on a carb diet?

16:15 – What is insulin and how does it work in the body?

18:36 – What is energy balance?

20:29 – How does protein effect insulin levels?

21:26 – Is carb cycling better for fat loss?

23:08 – Can you use carb cycling to build muscle?

29:00 – How do you do carb cycling?

30:02 – How do use carb cycling to lose fat?

33:28 – How do you use carb cycling to build muscle?

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