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Carb Cycling Beats Calorie Counting

January 16, 2012

Here's an easy to use diet strategy that can provide impressive results -- provided you have the discipline to stick with it. In a 4-month study conducted by U.K. researchers, subjects who restricted carbohydrate intake 2 days per week lost an average of 9 pounds body fat compared to calorie counters who only shed 5 pounds.

We can only assume that these subjects were the type you don't often see at the gym, but you can apply a variation of this strategy by cycling daily carb intake medium to relatively high after every 2 days of sticking with low to no carbs. The increase will help restore muscle glycogen so you can get busy building muscle while you're losing all that body fat. For tips on sensible restaurant eating, check out today's Breaking News post at Optimumnutrition.com