Generally speaking, weight loss is all about taking in less calories than you expend. However, when you get close to your target weight, a calorie cycling diet plan can be beneficial.
A calorie cycling diet is all about switching things up so that your body stays in a fat burning state.
The theory behind a calorie cycling diet is that you eat a lower number of calories on certain days and a higher number of calories on other days. There’s many different ways to do this.
Use the 3 day rule. On every 3rd day, adjust your calories to be a couple hundred more. You can then adjust this to alternating every 3rd timeframe to be more one time and less the other
AROUND YOUR EXERCISE
Cycle lower on your calories on days you won’t be exercising hard or at all.
2 WEEK PLATEAU
If your weight has stayed the same for at least 3 days- no changes whatsoever, and you have been PERFECT- eat a free for all meal- this is just ONE MEAL—ONE SITTING! Not taking food home, having more later etc etc. What you can eat at your one meal- choose GOOD FOODS but quantity and calories watching goes out the window on this meal.
If you have a lot of weight to lose, just focus on limiting calories and doing intense exercise. If you’ve gotten the full benefits of those methods and are still looking to trim some fat, why not try the above mentioned calorie cycling options.