Carb-cyclng is done! (Click on the link to the left for an explanation if you have no idea what I am talking about). It turned out to not be completely horrible, difficult, or impossible – once you establish a routine. It is also a great way to shred fat and expose muscle rapidly when combined with a solid fitness program. The most difficult part for me was explaining my eating patterns to family and friends and then trying to convince them that you are not insane. I mean who walks around with several packets of tuna or mixes up protein shakes in restaurants while everyone else is eating actual meals?
For me – the most challenging part was completing high carb days. The endless amount of relentless eating was difficult. One high carb day involved two whole wheat bagels, fruit, curried chick peas, a veggie marsala burger, a mango smoothie, protein powder (twice), a shrimp caesar salad wrap, and two sweet potatoes (and i know that I am leaving something out). The following high protein low carb day was a breeze because I was still full from the day before.
Below are some snapshots of a couple of meals:
On low carb days I ate a lot of eggs, greek yogurt, greek yogurt with protein powder mixed in, milk, tuna, salmon, shrimp, salad, peanuts, and protein powder.
On higher carb days I ate green grapes, mango coconut milk smoothies, whole grains, sweet potatoes, beans, and still consumed a lot of protein, but kept my fat intake low.