Natural Hormone Enhancement First Carbohydrate CycleYesterday was the end of my first carbohydrate cycle on the natural hormone enhancement program. It was easier than I thought it would be.
I finished my arm and shoulder training in the gym and followed it up with a protein and fat shake and then gave it about an hour to digest. While I was digesting, I was cooking a pot of Brown Rice, Quinoa and brown lentils which takes about 45 minutes.
To meet the requirements of the carbohydrate cycle, I had to eat 100 grams of active carbohydrates with little protein to go with it. "Had to eat" is a bad term.. "I chose to eat" would be much better. The protein I chose was chicken breast. I ate about 10 grams of protein and then had the brown rice. To get 100 grams, I ate 3 cups of my brown rice, quinoa and lentil concoction. I followed it up with just a little Cauliflower… enough to add some fiber, but not enough to fill my stomach. I was pleasantly fulfilled.
This was about 6 hours before bed.
Three hours later, I did it again completing my requirement for 200 grams of carbohydrates spread over the last two meals of the day. I noticed no cravings due to the insulin spike so that was very good. With this second carbohydrate loaded meal, I chose to eat more Cauliflower with it just to see if I could fit it all in. No problem.
I woke up this morning and began my regular program of protein, fat, vegetables and ¼ cup of Oatmeal. What I'm choosing to do is stay WAY below the 30 grams of allowed carbohydrates during my normal days and only having Oatmeal as my active carb with my first meal of the day.
I now begin my first 4 day carbohydrate cycle. The first cycle is 3 days followed by a second cycle of 4 days and then repeating.
I'll let you know how it goes.
If you want to follow along from the beginning, here are the related posts:
Natural Hormone Enhancement Carb Cycling Weight Loss Program : Part 1
Natural Hormone Ehancement Carb Cycle for Weight Loss: Part 2