Dieting full-time is hard. Fortunately there is no reason to subsist on salads, legumes or diet meal-replacements 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. It is possible to diet, while eating well, for 4 days a week and eat ‘normally’ for the remaining 3 days. How is that possible? Author makes a strong case for something called ‘carbohydrate cycling’, an idea that by reducing intake of carbs for just few days a week we can facilitate and maintain significant weight-loss.
This ‘part-time’ approach to dieting is simple and appealing, especially to those of us who have difficulty letting go of our favorite comfort foods.
I also found of some interest the chapters on exercise. Author makes another interesting point: there is no need for exercise for long period of time. Short-term, high-intensity exercises are just as good for cardiovascular health as longer sessions. An added bonus is that high-intensity exercises burn fat better, according to scientific studies cited in the book, than more traditional routines.
I’ve read several diet books but this is the first one that combines carbohydrate cycling and high-intensity exercises.
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