Cyclic ketogenic diets have been used for decades, by endurance athletes and bodybuilders, but for different reasons. Endurance athletes frequently use CKD programs to peak energy levels for an event. Bodybuilders, weight lifters interested in muscle definition, often employ carbohydrate cycles to maintain musculature while losing fat mass.
Carbohydrate cycling improves physical performance or muscle exhibition using two dietary periods: glycogen depletion and carbohydrate loading. It’s important to fully understand the stages – and the numerous numbers involved – for a desirable effect.
Loosely defined, energy is the power used to do work, produce heat or emit light. It cannot be created or destroyed – only changed from one form to another. Energy is needed by the body to stay alive, warm and active. When the human body’s core temperature increases, energy is being converted to heat. Read More »