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What is Cyclic Keto and Should You Try It?

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  Published on October 29th, 2020
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Carb cycling on keto

You might have heard of the different versions of the ketogenic diet, such as the standard ketogenic diet, the therapeutic, the carnivore, and the paleo keto diet. The cyclical ketogenic diet involves rotating between a higher carb intake and a strict high-fat, low-carb, ketogenic meal plan. Cyclic keto is popular for people trying to improve muscle growth and exercise performance.Cyclic Keto DietOn keto, you lower your carb intake to around 50 grams or less a day. This shifts your metabolism into a state called ketosis, where your body uses ketones as an alternate energy source. Your body breaks down the fat you eat, and your liver produces ketones.The cyclic keto diet is just one of the several types of ketogenic diets. People try cyclic keto in different ways. The most common involves adhering to a standard ketogenic diet protocol for 5-6 days a week, followed by 1-2 days of higher carb or refeeding where you replenish your body’s depleted glucose reserves [1]. During your refeeding days, you shift out of ketosis.There isn’t a standard […]…

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