Published: 5 months ago

What Is Keto Cycling?

I’m sure you’ve heard about the – low-carb, vegan, intermittent fasting and keto – name it and I’m betting you or someone you know have already tried it. But have you heard about the keto cycle?

Obviously, keto, which is short for a ketogenic diet, is a diet plan composed of a high fat, very low-carb diet that has been proven and tested around the world. The idea is that the human body is designed to use and burn fat when carb intake is drastically reduced. This natural process is called ketosis and instead of using carbs or sugar as your body’s source of fuel, during ketosis your body uses the by-products of fat breakdown, known as ketones, as an alternative energy source. Fun right?

So how does a keto cycle work? From the standard keto, let’s level it up and give ourselves a free carb day. Consider it a reward. You go on a strict keto diet about 5-6 days a week and follow it up with 1-2 days of high carb diet and ta-da! You’ve got your keto cycle. There are no rules though but you should stick to the standard and go easy on sweets. Pick the carbs that are still good for you such as sweet potatoes, oats, or brown rice.

If you’re curious as to why the keto cycle trend is washing up like a hurricane, well it’s simply the big cheese. You need to stop looking because this diet plan will surely help you gain those muscles. If you’re an athlete, then you’ll be very much happy to know that periodic high-carb intake can boost your performance.

Not convinced yet? If you’re so sick, literally, of keto flu you’d probably be surprised to know that keto cycling can decrease the side effects of the keto diet such as common nausea, fatigue, weakness, difficulty in sleeping and irritability. How ironic, right? Starting your keto journey is a challenge, but building up a routine or cycle can help you stick to it.

But all gifts on earth have their downsides. For the keto cycle, you should keep in mind that a lot, and I mean a lot of people may take in more calories during the refeeding days. For some people, starving themselves of carbs may cause them to want it more.

Sadly for some may even gain weight when transitioning from a standard keto diet to the keto cycle. But don’t let that scare you away. You know what they say, discipline is the key. Keep a close watch on yourself and you’re good. Different diet plans work differently for different people but it’s always important to make healthy choices that will work for you.

At Keto Hub, our team will support you throughout your keto journey and you can guarantee the perfect keto meals for the kind of keto you would like to pursue.

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