Today begins my one week fuel cycle and I am challenging you to join me!
It is easy! And, with amazingly decadent food like bacon, chocolate, butter covered veggies, waffles, sprouted breads, healthy grains and succulent meat…why wouldn’t you?
I mean, HELLO!
Let me start with explaining what a fuel cycle is…
A “fuel cycle” is a week that is intentionally designed to help you get over that “slump” of a healthy weight loss stall. I don’t know about you, but I have been in a “weight loss slump” for the past few months. It happens to all of us. Especially if you are in your thirties!
A one week fuel cycle utilizes three days of “deep S” foods such as bacon and eggs, bulletproof coffee, coconut oil covered dishes and basically, healthy fats. Your “fuel” source on these three days is FATS. The three deep S days are meant to clear glucose from your body. It helps to break down the glucose that are in your cells, and causes your body to be in a state where you maximize fat-store burning. After those three days, you go into 2 days of “fuel pull” days.
For two days, you are on fuel pull. That basically means that you will be “pulling the fuels”. You will eliminate FATS and CARBS, and mainly focus on protein. Of course, protein should be part of each meal, so pulling the “fuels”, is when you just eat protein and no fat or carbs.
When you take away your body’s source of fuel, and only feed it protein, it forces your body to burn your fat stores. THIS IS WHY I LOVE FUEL CYCLE! Yay for burning those stubborn fat areas (mine is my stupid mid-section). Doing this for 2 days is probably the max amount of days you want to deprive your body from fats and carbs. But, it does really burn those fat stores!
The last two days of your fuel cycle will be “E” meals. The last two days are the easiest for me, because I love to bake healthy E treats and meals. Healthy grains such as oatmeal, quinoa, beans and brown rice are easy to include in any kind of meal! What these two days do for your body, is allow your “guts”to be nourished after 5 days of “being in the trenches”. You have already cleared your body of glucose, and then you have burned off fat stores. These 5 days can really do a number on your intestines. That is why the last two days of E meals are so important to finish off your week.
THM suggests that you do a max of 2 weeks of fuel cycle because of the effect on your system. People who do extended forms of this cycle tend to do more damage internally then they even realize.
That’s why I love the THM fuel cycle. It really is a “doable” way of “resetting” your body in a healthy way.
If you would like to check out the detailed version of The One Week Fuel Cycle, you can find it in the THM book on page 429.
I have done the fuel cycle twice, and both times, I have not only lost weight, but I lost bloat too! It’s amazing to see the results, and more importantly, to FEEL the results!
So, with that brief synopsis, we can see how beneficial this little “one week cycle” will be to you!
I challenge you to join me this week as I share with you how the fuel cycle is helping my body! If you would like to join me, hit me up! I will be sure to encourage and support you!
I will be sharing my daily meals and tips for the one week fuel cycle on my youtube channel and on Instagram. Be sure to tune in as I do live videos of my daily life on fuel cycle! I will also be doing before and after photos for accountability.
Hope you can join me in taking the plunge to be healthy!!!