Carb Cycling – How I am using it.

Written by Buff Gyal. Posted in Diet, General Info

I talked about carb cycling on the love my muscles blog, but wanted to go into more detail when it came to my diet.

For me, I am looking to gain the muscle and lose the fat, but stay the same on the scale. To do this, I have to try to gain a certain amount of muscle, and lose about the same in fat. As muscle weighs more than fat, I should stay about the same weight, give a take a few pounds (more take), but nevertheless be at a certain number.

I re-calculated my body fat, and I am about 20%. I wanted to reach 14% body fat, but I doubt I can do that. I am just going to go by air right now, and measure and see how it progresses. It’s more on what I look in the mirror and what the scale says. The scale needs to not change drastically, or I have failed and that would suck 🙁

My carb cycling will look something like this: 1.0 grams/lb is my lowest carb days and my highest will be 2 grams/lb. So far, it’s already a little difficult to eat only 155 grams of carbs, on my low days but I am getting there. I am more hitting 1.5 and even though the general range for low days are 0.5 to 1.5, I would rather be more on the 1.0 on certain days and 1.5 on certain days and then 2.0 on my training days.

That’s another point I want to make. My highest amount of carb intake, will surround my weight training, so 3 times a week I will consume 2.0 g/lb in carbs. Then I will start decreasing slowly for 2 days at 1.5 grams and the rest of the other 2 days, I will be at 1.0 g/lb. Before, I was more focused on 1.0 grams on off days and 2 on the on days of training but a slow reduction right after my days of training, would be good in assisting my body in building muscle, via the use of the carbs and my body fat and finally, using my body fat mainly on the lower days. Hopefully, my body takes it’s energy from my fat, as the carbs are low, and as my proteins are going to be 1 to 1.5 grams per/lb of body weight, I should gain muscle mass also.

Generally, the body prefers carbs as it’s source of energy and when it can’t get it, it will go to the fats and then after a certain time it will go to proteins. The reason for it going to proteins is because fats will produce ketones, which is harmful to one’s body so then it switches to the protein source when the carbs aren’t available still. So, just a little nutritional information there 😀

By this science, this should all work. Keep my page on bookmark, so you can keep following my progress! 🙂


Feeling Hungry

Written by Buff Gyal. Posted in Diet, General Info

Alright so one more meal left for me, and that would be my protein shake, mixed with peanut butter and 1 cup of skim milk. Unfortunately, it’s only 6:05 pm, and I am already hungry again. The unfortunate side to moving from eating everything in sight, with reason, to eating on a maintenance is the hunger that comes with it. But, this can be avoided and I will remember to incorporate this mentioned format, tomorrow. I HAVE to split up my meals and eat WHOLE food. Sometimes it’s hard and I know the shakes will come in handy but breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be WHOLE foods. Fillers will include fruits and etc, along with my weight gainer and protein shake.

The down side of weight gainers and protein shakes, is that they aren’t highly dense foods, so you feel hungry quicker. Solid foods always outweighs liquid, for satiation. When I feel hungry, I will go for the shakes. But for my meals, it will be solid foods from now on. This should help with the hunger and not frustrate me as this goes on.

I will also be downing my carbs every now and then, during those times I am going to really enjoy the high protein intake. I will make sure to make you aware on the days that I lowered my carbs from the 1.5 to 1 grams, and pick them back up to 1.5. This will happen 3 times for the week. My goal is to get myself into a fat burning window, so that my body uses the fat I have stored, to build the muscle I want to gain.

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Written by Buff Gyal. Posted in Diet, General Info

Had this for lunch today. Roast chicken breast, with corn and brown rice; 1 cup of cooked brown rice. Made enough rice to last me probably the whole week. This is the type of dinner/lunch meals you should be consuming while attempting this diet. We want everything to be optimum and leave nothing to chance!


Carb Cycling

Written by Buff Gyal. Posted in Diet, General Info

My last entry I was talking about carb cycling basically. Eating low carbs 3 times for the week. Well, when I am going to do this, matters as much as doing it. My 1.5 grams of carbs per pound of body weight will be on my training days; Thursday, Friday and Saturday. My off days, will be 1 grams of carbs per pound of body weight. As the time moves along, I will decrease it to about 0.5 grams on my off days. I will see how this works as carb cycling is a very difficult thing because of the lack of energy that comes with it on the days that you’re on a low carb intake. I have school and a lot of paying attention to do in nursing school. So, if I find 0.5 grams per pound of body weight is too little, then I will bring it back up to 1 grams/lb of body weight.

If you have any questions about carb cycling, feel free to contact me!

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