The Carb Cycling Meal Plan: How To Use Carb Cycling For Any Goal

Carb cycling is an incredible way to manage your diet for fat loss, muscle gain, and even just to maintain your weight (see my maintenance calories article for reference). But how do you go about it? This article will tell you everything you need to know about how to setup your own carb cycling meal plan.

There are 2 methods I’m going to highlight today to help you set up your own carb cycling meal plan.

Those are:

  1. The High/Low Method
  2. The High/Medium/Low Method

Before I go into the specifics of each method, here’s what you need to know… there’s no right way to do this. But it’s better to have a plan to work from, so see which one you are most attracted to and start there.

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 Sets and Reps, What Are They? Understanding Their Meaning Within A Training Program

If you’re brand new to weight training and confused by all the talk of so-called ‘sets and reps,’ this is the article to help you understand everything as soon as you’re done reading.

I’m sure you’ve seen some of my programs or any other programs on the internet where it has a movement, and then next to it, a set of numbers.

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What Are Macros? — What To Know About Macronutrients

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‘Macros’ are short for macronutrients on the internet amongst those who are concerned about strategically shaping their bodies through carefully crafted exercise and resistance training protocols.

Today, in this short article, we’re going to answer the question, ‘what are macros?’

What are macros?

Macros (macronutrients) are what makes up the food we eat each day in order to live and function. Macro means large, and micro means small.

If you’ve heard the term, micronutrients, you’ve probably heard the term, macronutrients.

Macronutrients are needed in large amounts by the body, while micronutrients are needed in much smaller amounts.

Macronutrients are made up of four categories: protein, carbohydrates, fat, and alcohol.

Micronutrients can be found inside of those macros above. These are also known as vitamins and minerals and there is a wide variety of these that are needed for proper function in the body.

Each macronutrient contains a certain amount of calories per gram.

1 gram of protein = 4 calories
1 gram of carbohydrate = 4 calories
1 gram of fat = 9 calories
1 gram of alcohol = 7 calories

Let’s get into each macronutrient and their importance.

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