Carb Cycling for Weight Loss: Does It Work?
We all remember the low-carb diet craze, which demonized carbohydrates in favor of high protein intake. Atkins-like diets helped people shed weight quickly, but were far from perfect. Some research suggested lower-carb diets could increase the risk of heart disease, and dieters often gained the weight right back after reintroducing carbs.
Now, carb cycling, a diet that alternates between high and low carb days, promises similar results, without depriving the body of any macronutrients. But can you have your cake and eat it too?