This post is way past due. It’s time I told you all about my experience with two secret weapons I have been experimenting with for a while now. Those of you who listen to our podcast (on iTunes here) will remember our good friend, Kiefer, on episode 84. He is brilliant and very well versed in the art of helping people lose fat. Through his extensive research he developed Carb Nite and Carb Backloading, his tried and true fat loss plans. Kiefer is not a paleo guy, but both plans can be made paleo by simply following his guidelines while choosing paleo friendly foods. Those of you who know me and my work will understand that I have not talked too much about Carb Nite and Carb Backloading before now because I like to be sure of what I promote to you guys. Well, I’m sure now.
Carb Nite, the more widely used of the two, is a basic fat loss plan for anyone looking to get their metabolism back to a healthy place and lose body fat. If I were to guess, I would say more women use Carb Nite than men, but I am only speculating. The general premise is about timing carbohydrate consumption to allow for maximum glucose control while still giving your body enough carbs to keep hormones in line and keep you from living forever in ketosis. Some people seem to do okay in ketosis for long periods, but I believe most people (myself included) function much better and experience better energy levels when not in ketosis. I have tested Carb Nite on many different clients now, admittedly all female so far, and have seen some excellent results.
Carb Backloading is mostly aimed at men, but many women use it, too, if the way they exercise is conducive to the plan. Similar to Carb Nite, carbohydrate timing plays a big role, but an integral component of Carb Backloading is heavy lifting. If you are interested in losing fat while keeping as much muscle mass as possible, Carb Backloading is amazing. I have used it personally and it works like clockwork for me.
Both plans are easy to implement and easy to maintain, especially when compared to the ridiculousness of the many forms of starvation diets out there. If you are already eating a paleo diet, or even if you aren’t, these plans are simple enough to add to your health and fitness journey wherever you happen to be. Okay, I’m done. Go check out Carb Nite and/or Carb Backloading. You won’t regret it.
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