Posts Tagged ‘Carbs’

HH028: Joe & Lauren – Carb Cycling


Key Takeaways: Carb cycling isn’t for everyone, but it can be useful if you want to see the way that food and hunger affects your body. Your hosts Joe & Lauren they discuss their opinions on carb cycling and hunger in general. Plus, understand strategies regarding meal timing and setting goals.

  • Lauren confirms that she doesn’t carb cycle and it’s not something she’s interested in
  • Joe & Lauren share examples of macros that work with individuals who carb cycle
  • Joe’s personal experience with carb cycling and what his routine looked like
  • “The Carb Night Solution” – book on carb cycling for the general population, how to use the power of sugar and carbs to benefit your body
  • Setting up clients for success – setting “mini goals” and being able to check things off
  • Achieving goals has a huge psychology component
  • Remember that it’s ok to be hungry.
  • The bodybuilding is bad at talking about hunger and how it’s not a bad thing.
  • Meal timing – better to have less larger meals or more smaller meals throughout the day
  • Lauren’s experience with being hungry “for over a year”
  • Changing your physique isn’t supposed to be easy; feeling hungry and feeling tired aren’t foreign feelings
  • There’s a lot of people that feel awful and they don’t know they feel awful. Often, you won’t notice how bad you were feeling until you train your body to feel so much better.
  • A conversation on sweeteners and how we, as a population, have much more sugar than we’re aware of
  • The problem with the phrase “if it its your macros”

HH 013: Joe, Lauren, Alex and Hana discuss Intermittent Fasting


Intermittent fasting has become a huge craze recently but is it right for you? This episode of Higher Health presents great insight into our personal experience with the approach. Bottom line is fasting works, but before setting out on using it for yourself make sure you do your research.

Key Takeaways

  • Understanding reasons why you should or should not try fasting is very important
    • Are you sleeping enough? How are your stress levels? Do you have a tendency to binge?
  • A good eating time frame to start with is 10hours of eating with 14hours of fasting a day. Optimal would be 8hours of eating with 16 of fasting
  • Onnit academy shares a great guide for beginners on intermittent fasting here
  • Strategically eating higher fat meals or a total ketosis approach could amplify the effects of intermittent fasting by priming the body to burn fat for fuel while in a fasting state
  • The human species has evolved through famine and fasting is something that our bodies can absolutely handle
  • Fasting can be used as a daily approach or added as a once or twice occurrence for longer fasting periods within one week