Whether you want to burn fat or build muscle, an effective strategy is always counting your calories to make sure you stay in either a caloric surplus or deficit. But the issue becomes when people overcomplicate this concept. Is cycling your calories more effective than consuming the same amount of calories every single day? No. In the end, they will yield the same result.
If you aim to consume 2000 calories per day in order to lose weight, you can do exactly that- eat 2000 calories per day. But if you prefer to eat less on certain says when you’re not hungry, it allows you to up the calories on other days! Or if you want to eat many more calories over the weekend, you can easily adjust your calories Mon-Thurs to allow for that. The day to day numbers dont matter- its the big picture. In all 3 scenarios above, the calories are exactly the same at the end of the week.
No single strategy is best. What works for someone else might not be best for you! Cycling calories (or carbs or anything else) is not a magic trick, its simply a way of eating that fits certain lifestyles! If you’re like me and LOVE food, try eating fewer calories on days when you are less hungry (or very busy) and it will allow you to enjoy more of the food you love on other days and still stay on track to your goals!
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