Will calorie cycling supplement the weight loss app?

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If you’re trying to lose weight, you know that it is nearly impossible to stick with a very low calorie diet. Not only do you get sapped of energy, but sooner or later you will get so hungry that you’ll break down and attack that plate of butter mashed potatoes like it was coming after you with a machete. To make matters even worse, even if you do stick to a steady diet of carrot sticks and cabbage soup, eventually your metabolism will catch on to your little game.

So here’s an idea that may have some appeal to you. It’s a technique called calorie cyclingGwen Stefani is apparently a big fan of cycling right before award shows.

The idea is this: you alternate between normal and low-calorie days. On the normal-calorie days, you should lift weights and on the low-calorie days, do aerobic exercise. Not inspired to workout? Try this.  Note that the original author of the diet also strongly recommends cutting down on refined carbs to get the full benefits of the diet.

Because you don’t stick to the low-calorie diet, your body doesn’t switch into starvation mode and you don’t get such strong cravings for high-calorie food.

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