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Carb Cycling/Zig Zag?


#1

i'm not exactly a newbie to trAINING AND DIET... i competed in 2007, but no point in lying, i've never done carb cycling. just that one week before the show.......
i've read on forums , although not extensively so please correct me if i'm wrong

  • two days a week high carb, 5 days low carb ;low carb day being 75% carbs of the high carb day but coming from the same very sources of food......

                   so MY  question , basically
  • if on low carb days ,protein n fats are kept constant , calories go down ( duh! ); so are calories to be kept at a level or do they zig zag in accordance with carbs too?

  • if i'm slowly ( but steadily) losing body fat at 2400-2500 calories daily(w/o cycling carbs); then is 2400 calories my high carb or low carb day; ?? if answer to ques 1 is no

  • what is the purpose of zigzag, and how is it different from a cheat meal or day to give a metabolic boost??

thanks in advance


#2

[quote]fatboi wrote:
3. what is the purpose of zigzag, and how is it different from a cheat meal or day to give a metabolic boost??[/quote]

If there was no zigzag, then it wouldn’t be cycling?