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Hi! I am interested in success stories and strategies with carb cycling. I found a helpful YouTube video but I still have questions.

On high carb days, how many carbs? I have read 2-2-5 g per lb of body weight but that seems like so much!

Low carb days- how many carbs?

I wish there was a plan I could follow for WLS pts, until I get the hang of it.

Thanks!!

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Is this after a surgery? Or just to lose weight without a surgical solution?

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After weight loss surgery you should still develop a healthy eating lifestyle. Carb cycling is a good one and I’ll probably adopt it after I’m cleared for regular foods.

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Russ D- I am one year postop. That sounds crazy to say. I can’t believe it has been a year! I need to get back on a better regime of poor choices and prep.

KCgirl- Cycling sounds very doable and allows for something to look forward to! As I said I found a YouTube video of a sleeve pt who carb cycles. It was very helpful but I still am left scratching my head a bit.

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2 hours ago, bright_horizons said:

Russ D- I am one year postop. That sounds crazy to say. I can’t believe it has been a year! I need to get back on a better regime of poor choices and prep.

Don't we all!

Not sure what to tell you post-op. I tried carb cycling a few years ago with a normal system. Used Chris Powell's book as my formula, can't really remember the daily carb doses:

https://www.amazon.com/Choose-More-Lose-Life/dp/140133024X

I stuck with it for about a month, plateaued, and gave up and went back to bad choices.

Three years later, here I am!

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Thanks for your input Russ. I have heard of that book. The video and other resources I found online for WLS pts use the guidelines in Powell’s book but modify it for us. So instead of, for example, 2 cups of non starchy veggies and 1 cup of complex carb on high carb days I have seen some convert it 2 oz veggies and 1 oz carb for WLS (this with the 3 oz Protein to equal 6 oz volume per meal, 5 times a day).

Maybe I should reach out to my Nut, who I haven’t met with in some time and run this by her.

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Would you happen to links to the video or other resources you learned about this from? I'd like to learn more about it. Thanks.

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