I tried carb cycling for a month. The first 2 weeks sucked, but then my focus and performance dramatically improved.

Apr 29 · 6 min read

Carb cycling involves eating lots of carbs on heavy exercise days, and fewer carbs on rest days, in order to boost energy and improve metabolism.

Ribs and collard greens as a low-carb dinner (left), and the author working out (right).
A day of carb cycling: ribs and collard greens as a low-carb dinner, and a workout with moderate weight and some cardio. Photo: Gabby Landsverk/Crystal Cox

By Gabby Landsverk

Carb cycling, or alternating between high and low carb periods, is a growing…

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