From low carbs to no carbs, carbohydrates have been a hot topic in the eating world for a long time.

If you’ve been confused as to how to best utilize carbs to make it work for your body, then you might want to try carb cycling.

“Carb cycling is simply an intentional variation of carbohydrate intake. So if you intentionally eat lower carb on some days, and higher carb on others, you are carb cycling,” explains Lynda Lippin, a New York-based certified personal trainer and Pilates instructor. “Carbs are our body’s quickest energy food, so we do need some, but excess carbs get stored as, you guessed it, fat.”

If a meal plan that includes carbs — like, yes, pasta — is something you want to get behind, then here’s everything you need to know about carb cycling.



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