We touched on what it would be like to eat for a low carb day, but now let's talk about eating for a high-carb day. While most might think, "Oh no! Not the carbs!" this is actually all part of the grand plan of carb cycling.
Carb Cycling involves alternating between high- and low-carb days, six times a week, saving the seventh day for reward meals and is a method that many use to get ripped.
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Here is a sample of a daily low-carb menu perfect for a 25 year old female weighing in at 130lbs at 5 foot 6 inches tall who is moderately active and wanting to maintain their current weight. Please note that caloric intake will vary based on your age, weight, height, and activity level.
- 4 egg whites
- 1/2 cup berries
- 1 cup oatmeal with 1/2 cup almond or coconut milk
- 1 banana
- 1 scoop protein powder mixed with almond or coconut milk
- 1 cup brown rice
- 1 chicken breast
- 1.2 cup pinto beans
- 1 whole wheat bagel with 1 tsp peanut or almond butter
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1 salmon filet
- 1 sweet potato
- 1/2 cup broccoli
- 1 scoop protein powder with water or 1/2 cup cottage cheese with 1/4 cup berries