Anybody tried caloric cycling?

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Old 11-16-2010, 06:27 PM
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Hello everyone,

I am intrigued but caloric cycling (a.k.a Zigzag dieting or every other day diet).

Has anyone tried this? I am not referring to the EODD where on alternate days you may eat as little as 400 calories...

but I am interested in the versions where you might have less of a drastic change from day to day to prevent plateaus and to boost your metabolism:

ie: for Fat loss
Monday 1779 calories
Tuesday 1740
Wednesday 2100
Thursday 1780
Friday 1740
Saturday 1960
Sunday 1779

I would appreciate any feedback, thanks B.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:36 PM
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I did it; it worked well.

I usually made my heavier calorie days the ones where I did more exercise.
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I do it somewhat. On the days that I workout I eat more.
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Thanks...it seems sound if you eat properly and don't over induldge...I think it would make living easier by allowing the occasional treat.
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I usually allow myself 1 cheat day or meal a week. Some of my cheats are pretty bad (see below, all was good until I gave in to the late night munchies)! BTW after my casein protein, I was ready to go to sleep. Got up, left the house consumed another 1500+ cals, 240 + grams of carbs, then went to sleep.


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I was doing well today and then started craving junk...darn Halloween!
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It sounds similar to the Rotation Diet which was popular in the 70's & 80's.
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Someone posted this a while back:

Calorie Calculator - Daily Caloric Needs

It will automatically cycle your calories for you.
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Thanks everyone!
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Originally Posted by midwestj View Post
Someone posted this a while back:

Calorie Calculator - Daily Caloric Needs

It will automatically cycle your calories for you.
I chuckled when I clicked on the link because I had already used this site It is nice that it does the calculating for you.

I was just wondering if it works. Thanks a lot!
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