In today’s episode, we’re going to walk you through how to build your own calorie cycling plan. First and foremost, you’ll want to look at your week as a whole (0:39). Most people are typically busier during the week with more free time during the weekend. Once you know that, the next step is to figure out your weekly total. To do that, multiply each macro goal for the day by 7. Now that you’ve done that, you have to decide whether you want to start with your weekday or weekend calories then reverse engineer from there. The biggest thing you want to remember is not to eat less during the week to only overeat over the weekend. You’ll also want to keep protein constant, so play with just your carbs and fats. Another option you have is to taper your calories (3:54) and slowly add in more calories throughout the week.

Now that I’ve talked through how I’d approach setting up my game plan, Miguel walks you through his (5:29). Start by taking the average amount of calories you want to eat for the week, then reduce that number by 10-15%. Once you’ve done that, add those calories to the day where you want to have more food to play with and will be eating a little more. It doesn’t matter which method you use, as long as you have those checks and balances. To wrap up this two part episode, we touch on the difference between calorie cycling and carb cycling (8:45) so be sure to continue listening if you want to learn more!

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