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secondwind
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I'm starting carb cycling, after hearing so much about it's magical powers. How sustainable is it? Is carb cycling just a short term fix? What if I see results, and continue doing it forever....is it possible -any risk?

I've read a ton of articles about it, but I can't find info about it's sustainability.


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Benson
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I can't think of why one could not do it forever...

Quis nos es non potens ut muto, nos es postulo perfero. Illegitimis non carborundum!


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katt
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I personally have never done it, so I can't shed any light on the subject


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Jinx Me
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i've been doing it in some form or another for years... can't say whether i will forever.

Kicking ass is my comfort food


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Twin Peak
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Posted by: @Benson
I can't think of why one could not do it forever...

Theoretically, it is possible. And fine to do. The question is, can anyone sustain any diet "forever." Odds are against it but Carb Cycling is perfectly healthy, and intended to be a life adjustment, and not a short term fix. In fact, in my later articles I outline ways to modify it for long term (practical) use.


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secondwind
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Posted by: @Twin Peak
Theoretically, it is possible. And fine to do. The question is, can anyone sustain any diet "forever." Odds are against it but Carb Cycling is perfectly healthy, and intended to be a life adjustment, and not a short term fix. In fact, in my later articles I outline ways to modify it for long term (practical) use.

Yes, my concern is that carb cycling had the "crash" detriment of most other diets. I'm not a competiter, just an average Jane -er, public enemy #1 according to this forum. I've trained for about 5-6 years, but I've always been challenged by eating to benefit my training - I know, what a waste!! Anyway, I'm seeking a nutrition intervention and carb cycling is the most condusive program I've researched. My hope is that it is safe and practical so I can maintain its fundamentals as a lifestyle. I like the 'in moderation' aspect of the program, but wonder about the drastic fluctuations from day to day. Which I gather, by it's cyclical approach, is regularity? Mind you- my own inconsistency is why I need a program in the first place. I will continue to review the follow up articles, and measure my progress judiciously.


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Jinx Me
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Well it sounds like all you need to do is eat well, so I would focus on building healthy habits before getting into carb cycling, if that's your main issue.

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Jodi
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I see no reason why you couldn't carb cycle long term. The obvious thing would be to adjust your calories as needed. So if you are bulking, add cals and cutting decrease or maintain - adjust accordingly. So long as you are not under eating all the time, I fail to see any reason why one could not do this long term.


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