Carb cycling: Dieting technique to get fit fast goes mainstream

Carb cycling is when you vary the amount of carbohydrates, things like bread, rice, even grains and fruit, that you eat from day to day adding in more protein and veggies
February 12, 2014 4:46:42 AM PST
A dieting technique that used to be used only by bodybuilders is now going mainstream. It's known as carb cycling.

6ABC Action News reports that the way bodybuilders use this dieting trick can be extreme, but there are less drastic versions that can still help you get fit fast.

Carb cycling is when you vary the amount of carbohydrates -- like bread, rice, even grains and fruit -- that you eat from day to day, adding in more vegetables and protein. The idea is that it tricks your body into burning more calories.

But there are different ways to do it.

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