Sorry I’ve been away from my blog but life as I know it has taken over all of my time, but luckily with the holiday break here I’ve found some free time in between all the hub bub of entertaining weekend guest, kids parties, shopping etc oh ya & over eating I’ve been wanting to write in my blog to tell you what I’m really excited about. My newest experiment will be carb cycling…What? Wait? You’ve done this already, yes you’re right I’ve tried it before for a week or so but this time around I really feel that this is it for me and no I’m not saying this just because it January 2016 and it’s resolution time. I’m saying this because I truly believe that this will be my lifestyle and not a diet. I like the fact that no food is off limit, it just matters how you combine your food. Before I explain here’s just a little recap, I’ve been a stay at home mom for the past 15 years and now with my kids both starting high school I got a job working in retail. Wow what an adjustment for myself and my whole family. Juggling family, work and trying to get in some time at the gym and eating healthy has become a challenge. I’m trying to find a meal plan that’ll suit my needs, I don’t have celiac disease but I’ve noticed over the years that I can’t tolerate wheat, so that’s why carb cycling just seems to fit the bill. For Christmas I asked Santa for a book, and he pre-ordered it as it was going to be released on Dec 22, 2015. The book is called Extreme Transformation by Chris & Heidi Powell, I just love the show extreme weight loss and now I can see how they really do it, basically with a step by step manual. Well Santa came through and my book arrived and I haven’t been able to put it down.Let me start of by saying that Carb Cycling is not a fad diet but rather it’s a well known and effective technique used by professional athletes and body builders.
Carb cycling is simply alternating high carb days with low carb days. I highly recommend getting Chris & Heidi’s new book because it’s explained so much better than I can do it justice. But I’ll do my best to put it out there for you.
Everyday: on either High Carb and Low Carb days
Eat breakfast, 30 minutes after waking up (it gets your metabolism going)
5 meals every 3 hours (keeps your metabolism fire burning )
5 x a week 20 min Metabolic Missions (exercise routines)
6 x a week Weight Loss Accelerator (cardio)
Drink plenty of water
(Water energizes your muscles, which means your workouts will go better, your body will get stronger, and you’ll be able to burn more calories. Drink water before, during, and after exercise. You need to replace all that water you’re sweating away while your well-hydrated muscles are burning all those calories)Stay tuned as I plan on posting recipes, grocery lists, approved foods list, exercises and much more.