I have done calorie cycling. It really does trick your body. I did a higher and lower range calories. I did the high end of my sparks calories 1500 for 5 days and the lower end 1200 for 2 days. I liked doing it.
Fitness Minutes: (946)
75 6/13/12 5:13 P
I do this, but not specifically on purpose. That sounds like too much work! Just some days I'm not as hungry, or some days I have a higher-calorie treat. But if I take an average over a week or two, it comes out to right where it should be.
Basically you are eating on average 1251 calories daily. Of course you are going to lose weight---this is a low calorie intake...It has nothing to do with "tricking your body" so it doesn't get used to a certain calorie amount. There is no science for this diet plan. SP Dietitian Becky
Fitness Minutes: (1,512)
162 6/13/12 4:02 P
I was just surfing the internet at work, ha, and came across this idea of "calorie cycling". This means that you eat a different amount of calories weekly so your body doesn't get used to the 1200 and stop losing weight.
So for "extreme fat loss" you would do
Monday and Tuesday- 1200 Wednesday- 1440 Thursday and Friday- 1200 Saturday- 1320 Sunday- 1200
Now I can see this being an issue because, well.. its hard to get exactly 1200! Some days I am closer to 1200 than others...
So what do you guys think? Have you heard about this before?
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.