Is there carb cycling?
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Written by Vanessa Cohn
Updated over a week ago

We do incorporate some elements of a carb cycling philosophy, although we do it in a way that makes it safe and sustainable long-term! The basic concept of “carb cycling” is varying carb intake on a set schedule over time. A really strict carb cycling approach is generally only appropriate for high-level endurance athletes or physique competitors, and may not be the best fit for everyone. But we do recognize the benefits of changing up carb intake in a feasible way!

Here’s how we do it:

  • Workout days: higher carbs, to fuel your body with readily available energy to optimize performance

  • Rest days: moderate carbs, enough to support your recovery but no more than you need

  • Refeed days: highest carbs, to help replenish muscle glycogen and give your metabolism (and appetite!) a breather

Workout and rest days are selected based on your typical weekly workout regimen, and refeed days are recommended only once per week. So our carb cycling schedule runs on a weekly basis.

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