It’s an exciting day for me. I have clients finishing up their first round of FASTer Way to Fat Loss® and getting ready to send me their final results. I CANNOT wait to CELEBRATE their success!
I also have a new group starting TOMORROW who are ready to THRIVE through the holidays and CRUSH their health and wellness goals.
I do still have a few spots remaining -> so if you are thinking about joining I would jump on that registration right away and get your spot!
Today I want to talk a little about carb cycling (one of the strategies that we use in the FASTer Way to Fat Loss® program) and how to make meal planning easier if you are just getting started.
For those that are unfamiliar with carb cycling, it is simply an intentional variation of carbohydrate intake. Some days you’re eating fewer carbs and some days you’re eating more.
For anyone who is new to carb cycling, it can feel a little overwhelming when you start thinking about meal planning. But it doesn’t have to be.
Here are a couple of tips for making meal planning easier if you are carb cycling:
1. Always plan your meal around lean protein and healthy veggies and fats. If you focus on these things, you won’t miss the carbs on low carb days and you can easily add them in on regular macro days when your carb intake is higher.
Example: For dinner your main meal plan could be grilled chicken and veggies. This is
all you need on a low carb day. On a regular macro day (when your carb intake is higher)
you could add rice, a baked potato, quinoa.
Example: For breakfast your main meal could be bacon and eggs. Then on regular macro day you can add in the carbs with hash browns, toast, pancakes.
Example: For lunch your main could be turkey rollups and carrots. For higher carb days add the bread and some fruit.
2. Take your favorite meals and do a low carb swap. This means that you are going to take away the high carb item and replace it with a low carb item.
Example: Instead of mashed potatoes, make mashed cauliflower – again you can do this yourself or find a pre-made option in the grocery.
Example: Spaghetti – everyone loves spaghetti. Make it low carb by replacing the pasta with zucchini noodles!
Example: Breakfast toast - replace it with a low carb plain rice cake and choose low carb toppings like peanut butter or avocado
I hope you found this information helpful. I would love for you to let me know or if you have a question leave it in the comments! You can also check out my Pinterest board for low carb recipes ---> here.
Remember, there are still a few spots in my FASTer Way to Fat Loss® group starting tomorrow, NOV 5. Join me and start carb cycling your way to fat loss through the holidays!