Female Carb Backloading

In the past, I have tried Carbnite. Which I found very hard on my body and didn’t enjoy. So this time around I am going to try Carb Backloading. Now as a female, I can’t pig out like males can. Which is find with me.

So this is my plan to start with.

Kiefer says not to count calories. But as I’m not sure how my body is going to respond. I will be calorie counting my main macros. I will start with lower calories and reverse diet myself into higher calories each month till I find a happy medium. I also won’t be counting fat that is eaten at night. Just protein and carbs.

I will get most of my carbs from clean foods. Rice, Potato, Kumara/sweet potato etc and finish the rest of my carbs with a treat, like ice cream, chocolate, a pastry etc. 

I am also going to give myself one dirty backload a week. And this will be like my cheat meal.

I will start with 3x 20min HIIT a week. With 1-2 60min walks during the weekend. This is because I enjoy going for a walk with my partner, no special weight loss reason for this to be honest. I was also thinking about adding in plyo 2x a week between sets.

For my post workout shake. I am going to take out dextrose. And replace that sugary carb with dried fruit, like Medjool dates,

I want to have a well balance life. So will keep my weekends as low carb, as often as I can. But if we go out for dinner with friends or family. I’m not going to stress about it.

I have always believed that carbs are great, when used smartly. So I am a little disappointed in myself for getting a coach and letting her create a diet for me and giving me hours of steady cardio. I just wanted to get on stage. But by the time I got there, I kinda regretted the whole thing. 18 weeks of my life, eating a way I didn’t believe in, just to get on stage. That’s 18 weeks where I could have been tweaking my carb backloading.

But what is done, is done. I don’t want to get back on stage, but I love to lift heavy and still want to grow.

My last check in with my coach is August 6th. So I will start my backloading August 11th. 

I may not be prepping or competing at the #moment but I still love to live and eat healthy.  Life is all about balance and I had the treats I was craving in the weekend. But back into routine. Today the morning tea of cakes, and sausage rolls, didn’t even bother me. I really did not feel like having them, so I didn’t. I love phase 1 of my reserve diet, I may not have been perfect in the weekend but I’m looking forward to a slow and steady calorie increase. #healthyeating #healthylife #reservediet #balance #NfusioN

I may not be prepping or competing at the #moment but I still love to live and eat healthy. Life is all about balance and I had the treats I was craving in the weekend. But back into routine. Today the morning tea of cakes, and sausage rolls, didn’t even bother me. I really did not feel like having them, so I didn’t. I love phase 1 of my reserve diet, I may not have been perfect in the weekend but I’m looking forward to a slow and steady calorie increase. #healthyeating #healthylife #reservediet #balance #NfusioN

What a great weekend it was!! Meet some beautiful ladies and stepped onstage with my awesome team matea. @laurenchellew @hannahcain93 @sarahgledz A massive thank you to my partner David. My good friend Sheena, my amazing wonderful friend and coach. All my family and friends who have supported me and my #fitfam People don’t know,  but I had been toying with the idea of doing figure at Aucklands in 3 weeks. But I have decided that mentally, I’m not 100% ready for it. Im all about being fit and healthy in body and mind, so was time I listened to myself. So I will be in the crowd cheering David, Sheena and Lauren on. So far post comp has been great. I haven’t binged or touched sugar! Still doing my cardio and weights and looking forward to slowly adding in more calories and dropping the cardio back. This time round things will be different #bikinicomp #bikinicompetition #figure #contestprep

What a great weekend it was!! Meet some beautiful ladies and stepped onstage with my awesome team matea. @laurenchellew @hannahcain93 @sarahgledz A massive thank you to my partner David. My good friend Sheena, my amazing wonderful friend and coach. All my family and friends who have supported me and my #fitfam People don’t know, but I had been toying with the idea of doing figure at Aucklands in 3 weeks. But I have decided that mentally, I’m not 100% ready for it. Im all about being fit and healthy in body and mind, so was time I listened to myself. So I will be in the crowd cheering David, Sheena and Lauren on. So far post comp has been great. I haven’t binged or touched sugar! Still doing my cardio and weights and looking forward to slowly adding in more calories and dropping the cardio back. This time round things will be different #bikinicomp #bikinicompetition #figure #contestprep