Summer has finally arrived! We, at Elite Sarms would like to give you tips on how to stay in shape and still enjoy the food and drinks summer has to offer.
Over the winter season, we have accumulated enough insulation to keep ourselves warm and cozy. However, hibernation is over, and it is time to take out those swimmers and bikini tops that have been hiding all winter season long.
Let’s get to it! We will be talking about Carb Cycling and Intermittent Fasting to amplify your results with Elite Sarms products.
What is Carb Cycling?
Carb Cycling is a dietary approach in which you alternate carbohydrate intake from high to low and low to high. Complex carbohydrates are a high-quality source of energy in our diet and are therefore essential to our physique results, however, too many carbohydrates consumed over a period of time can lead to excess fat storage.
Usually, in order to burn fat and build muscle mass simultaneously, we consume less carbohydrates and more protein; we also lose a lot of water weight along the way as result of low carb intake. Anabolic workouts such as high-intensity intervals, supersets and drop sets are highly recommended during this phase of dieting to help amplify your fat loss and muscle building results.
However, when you switch from low carbohydrate intake to high carbohydrate intake the insulin spike will drive sugars into the muscles giving you energy and creating a fullness to the muscles. The flat-muscles look that can be seen often in bodybuilders and figure models on stage (for example) is when carbohydrate intake is run too low and is not replaced properly. By running carbohydrate intake too low or not replenishing glycogen stores effectively the body can release hormones such as cortisol, norepinephrine and adrenaline putting you in a catabolic state (muscle breakdown).
One effective way of carb cycling is to run 2-3 low carbohydrate days followed by a cheat meal that is high in carbs. Pick your favourite foods, pizza, a home-made burger, sweet potato fries etc and take note of your energy levels and muscle fullness post meal. After the cheat meal you return to low carbohydrate intake and this can be rinsed and repeated for as long as you wish.
Elite Sarms products Hyper Lean (SR9009) and GH Pep (MK-677) both help to drive carbohydrates into the muscle instead of them being stored as fat, essentially mimicking carbohydrate cycling and can therefore drastically amplify your results, especially in combination with carb cycling.
Intermittent Fasting is when you fast for sixteen (16) hours and eat meals within an eight (8) hour period. This method of dieting is very simple that most people can do it consistently. If you do this fasting with some guidelines, it will keep muscle retention high and body fat low. This in return will help you take advantage of insulin sensitivity (the bodies effectiveness of driving carbs into muscle) when it matters most!
There are three (3) different methods of Intermittent Fasting. These include Alternate-day fasting, Whole-day fasting, and Time-restricted feeding.
- Alternate-day fasting is alternating between days of no food restriction with days that consists of one meal that provides at least 25% of daily calorie needs to replenish your body.
- Whole-day fasting is when you give yourself at least 2-3 days of the week fasting or up to 25% of daily calorie intake for replenished energy, and then no food restrictions on the other 2-3 days of the week. This really depends on how well your body can adjust to days without food intake.
- Time-restricted feeding is one of the most common fasting methods in which you designate a time frame for fasting and a time frame for eating. One example is waking up and fasting until 2pm. Then from 2pm until 10pm consuming your entire daily energy intake in meals spaced-out throughout that period.
In all cases consuming black coffee or black tea (1-3 times daily) during your fasting period and drinking plenty of water can help to blunt hunger and keep you energised for training and work.
Elite Sarms encourage you to try these different diet methods and see what works best with your personal biology. With these tips, you can stay motivated with your nutrition and dietary regime and get great results while staying active and having enough energy to function during the entire day. All for the purpose of looking and feeling better this summer!
Elite Sarms Team