Calorie Shifting/Cycling and Intermittent Fasting
Please note. I did NOT create this program. It was given to me and mildly adapted. Please consult your Doctor before starting this, or any other weight loss program. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not meant to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
What is calorie shifting? Also called cycling, it will allow you to combat the natural process that occurs in your metabolism whenever you are restricting your calories. Our body is designed to preserve its fat stores. Whenever those stores are threatened with a decrease of calories and fat, the metabolism slows down to compensate and this is when most people plateau. To help avoid this process, you can trick your metabolism by alternating your caloric intake. This is similar to carb cycling in which it keeps your body guessing. The benefit of this is that your body won’t get adjusted or used to the same amount of calories you’re giving it daily and therefore, you metabolism becomes more efficient.
Guidelines for Calorie Shifting~ You can use calorie shifting with Skinny in a Bottle as well as with regular Keto and Skinny Drops. Once you’ve figure out your daily calorie intake, you can determine how and when you will allocate your calories. You can calorie shift/cycle every day or on certain days. Find a routine that works for you. The beauty of this program is the ability to find the macros that work for you. We are all different and there is no certain way of predicting what calculation will work for everybody or how your body will respond. Some days you may need more protein, some days you may need more fat.
For example, if your daily allotted calories after your calculation in P2 is 800 calories a day. You would multiply that by 7 days in the week for a total of 5600 calories a week.
You could calorie shift in the following manner (this is just an example…you can alter it how you want)
- Sunday: 900 cal (maybe you want a big Sunday dinner)
- Monday: 750 cal
- Tuesday: 700 cal
- Wednesday: 775 cal
- Thursday: 600 cal
- Friday: 1000 cal (Maybe there’s a party you’d like to attend)
- Saturday: 875
This plan will allow for 2 high calorie days throughout the week. Your body may be shocked as it adjusts to the higher calories the next day, but keep going for at least a week before making changes in your calorie shifting plan. Remember, you are burning calories while you are down-shifting your intake and before your body signals to the brain to stop burning calories, you will increase your calories and confuse your body. GENIUS!! This technique can help you lose fat a lot faster and not leave you feeling deprived of food.
Intermittent Fasting~ is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eatingand fasting. It does not say anything about which foods to eat, but rather when you should eat them. There are several different intermittent fasting methods, all of which split the day or week into eating periods and fasting periods. Here’s a great website to get more information on different types of fasts. This isn’t all inclusive, but they are the more popular ones. Research what works best for you. http://dailyburn.com/life/health/intermittent-fasting-methods/