So I have read a few places that a prolonged low carb diet (without a proper refeed) can drastically lower metabolism. I am wondering if implementing carb cycling would help get the metabolism back to normal.
I know no one can forcast how long this may take, but I am also wondering if anyone can ballpark it.
My goal is fat loss and I pretty much ran a low carb diet (<50g/day) for a year w/one cheat meal/week. I started to gain wt and didn't know why, despite cutting cals. Anyway, I started carb cycling this past week. 3 days of low (<100 g), 2 days moderate (<200 g) and 2 days high (300-400 g). Protein is 230-260. Fat is around 60-70 g except for the high days.
Carb sources are oats,sw potatoes, white rice, potatoes, occasionaly cream of wheat and whole wheat pasta at night on high days. Oh and no cheat days.
Training 4 days/week. Horiz push pull, hamstring dom, vert push pull, quad dom. I run hills, sprints or push my prowler 3 days/week for cardio.
I appreciate any feedback...