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What Is A Calorie Cycling Diet?

Calorie Cycling diet is also known as calorie-based rotational diet, calorie shifting diet and zig zag diet.

Unlike a normal low calorie diet that requires you to eat low calorie meals everyday, the Calorie Cycling diet is a diet that requires you to "cycle" your nutritional intake daily or occasionally. Why is this so?

This is because according to some research reports, when a person is constantly taking in a very low nutritient, his body will automatically be alerted that he is insufficient of food, thus his body will digest less food and burn less calorie so that it can store more energy for future use.

As a result, a general low calorie diet will not be very effective in the long run since it will trigger the problem as aforementioned. Calorie cycling is a diet that has been invented few decades ago to tackle this problem.
How To Plan Your Own Calorie Cycling Diet

In order to plan your own diet plan, you should first know how much is your daily calorie usage. Upon knowing the daily calorie usage, you should minus the daily usage by 300calorie, this will be your medium calorie baseline.

Then, during the cycle, you will need to slot in high and low calorie days. High calorie day is medium calorie + 500, while low calorie is medium calorie - 200.

After that, you can cycle the diet in anyway you want. However, you should have about 2 high calorie and 2 low calorie days in a week.

It can be something like...

Day 1 - low

Day 2 - high

Day 3 - low

Day 4 - medium

Day 5 - medium

Day 6 - high

Day 7 - medium

For more information on calorie cycling and how to calculate a zig-zag rotation please see the following thread:

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