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SHERILYN1956 Posts: 70
1/1/20 4:17 P

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I do, some. It's not any "official" protocol, it's whenever I feel like it. I don't want to plateau, its too depressing. One day I add about 200 calories and the next 200 less calories. I have edited the number of calories allowed, since I use Precision Nutrition's weight-loss calculator with each pound I lose. It's been mostly keeping me from plateauing (except once when I went up and down a pound for three weeks). I also cycle my carbs every once in a while. I've been doing this for a year now, every three or four weeks.




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12/23/19 3:26 A

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Sounds similar to CKD in nature.

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12/22/19 11:23 P

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First I’ve heard of this.



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12/22/19 10:07 P

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Inadvertently.
I use IF, and have once day a week where I’m not rigid.

Here’s some interesting patterns for calorie cycling:
Here are a few calorie cycling protocols to consider:

Weekend cycle: 5 days on a low-calorie diet, then a 2-day high-calorie refeed.
Mini cycle: 11 days on a low-calorie diet followed by a 3-day high-calorie refeed.
3 on, 1 off: A 3-week low-calorie diet followed by a 5–7 day high-calorie refeed.
Monthly cycle: 4–5 weeks on a low-calorie diet followed by a longer 10–14 day higher-calorie refeed.
On low-calorie days, decrease your intake by 500–1,000 calories. For the higher-calorie days, eat around 1,000 calories more than your calculated maintenance level.

From:
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/calorie-cycling-101

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12/22/19 7:28 A

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As others have noted, this is a pretty normal eating pattern for most people. If it helps you and it works for you then use it. If it becomes a frustrating mess of numbers then skip it.

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12/22/19 12:18 A



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As LUANN_IN_PA said, we get given a calorie range. Most people would eat in a range like that on a day-to-day basis, so I guess it could be called calorie cycling. Some do Intermittent Fasting with one day very low calories and the next whatever they want, and that is a form of calorie cycling.

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12/21/19 11:43 P

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Spark people gives you a calorie range. So naturally, you will eat at the high-end on some days, and you will eat at the low-end on other days. Not really anything new…

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12/21/19 8:59 P

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Has anyone ever tried this?



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