This is another post request from another one of my On Track Training Facebook friends. She asked for a sample of a good carb depleting diet during a six day cycle.
Unfortunately, this is not a generic question where I can give a general answer that fits all. One person’s carb cycle might be too high for another and visa versa. The more important thing to look at is what your average carbohydrate total lands and to come up with a cycle that goes way below and above this average number.
Let’s say on average you eat 150 grams of carbohydrates, 1050 gm per week, an example cycle could be:
2 days at 0 gm carb
2 days at 150 gm carb
2 days at 300 gm carb
This is a bit below the total for the week that you were eating but two days you’re getting double the amount of carbs and two days you’re eating zero carbs. This is a huge change that could shake up a diet that has plateaued by eating the same every day.
This does not take a look at grams consumed either and that would also be dependent on where your fat was when you were consistently eating the same amount of carbohydrates.
Most important of all is that you keep a good journal of what you are doing so you have “data” to look at to determine changes that need to be made. The photo above is a few pages from the 1994 NPC USA Championships where I won my weight class! Check out On Track Training’s Journals, they are an awesome way to keep track of your program so you can reach the goals you are striving for!