If you can’t control your diet pretty much any plan is going to be futile. How fast of progress do you need to ensure compliance?[/quote]
definitely a fair comment. i get what your saying. erm…i can see how when i say i want results fast it comes across like an impatient kid.
if i can explain better why carb cycling interests me.
i can do no carb days - i dont struggle for energy, or not in the short term. and i enjoy the hunger pains/no carb headaches etc. you know, when you feel like your really grinding on no carbs.
but come the weekend, come a few days of no carbs, i struggle and overload. this is why iifym isnt working. i can hit the macros easily mon-thursday - and some of those days it feels like too much. and then i hit the wall, and over do it.
i understand carb cycling doesnt mean having high carb days when you just eat crap. 100%. but i do need higher carb days, when i do more exercise. and i like the idea of no carbs days for 3 or 4 days when i can maximise fat loss.
“How fast of progress do you need to ensure compliance?” - i guess, like christian thib once said, “we all want the killer body, and we want it yesterday”.
ive tried the fastest approach (flat out no carb) and i end up yoyo dieting.
im very interested in carb cycling because i really think its something i could adhere to.
appreciate and welcome all comments.