Carb cycling

By using food as medicine in this way, we can help reestablish a more regular cortisol rhythm and help manage cravings and blood sugar imbalances

 

Guidelines: 

1 portion of healthy carb/energy vegetable= 1/2 cup-ish of brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, wild rice, potatoes, beets, squash/ 1 small-med sweet potato

  1. Skip carbs at breakfast. Opt for protein and veggies 
  2. Include 1 portion of healthy carb/energy vegetable at lunch
  3. Include 1-2 portions of healthy carb/energy vegetable at dinner
  4. Don't eat anything 4 hours before bed, if possible

sample 4 day menu

 

day 1

 

day 2

 

Day 3

  • Breakfast: Smoothie
    • 2 TBS collagen powder
    • 1 TBS coconut oil or 1/2 avocado
    • 1 cup fresh spinach
    • 1 cup frozen cherries
    • 1/2 banana
    • 3/4-1 cup almond/coconut milk
    • 1 TBS raw cacao powder
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • Lunch: Quinoa bowl (leftovers) + broiled salmon
  • Dinner: Stinky Zinque Bowl

 

day 4


Snacks and Smoothies

  • Chopped seasonal raw vegetables such as broccoli, radishes, carrots, celery, snaps peas, cucumbers, bell peppers, etc; dipped in guacamole, tapenade, or hummus. 
  • Roasted turkey or roast beef slices
  • Half an avocado with olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper
  • Smoothies
  • Bone broth
  • Grass-fed jerky
  • Raw nuts and/or seeds. Dry roasted OK. 
  • Chia pudding