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Research on Carb Cycling Approach


I know that Carbohydrate cycling has become pretty popular here on T-Nation with the articles and threads that have been written, but does anyone know of actual research that has been conducted on the topic in the clinical world? Thanks in advance


the basic point of carb cycling is to eat more calories on workout days, and fewer calories on non-workout days. by doing this, the aim is to slow the rate of fat gain by only eating a large surplus when it will be best used towards building muscle (i.e. after a workout)

there's no research on carb cycling per se, but the notion of moderating one's caloric surplus to slow fat gain is a firmly established principle in the filed of nutrition.