How to Rotate Carbs for Rapid Fat Loss

by Jayson Hunter, RD, CSCS on June 8, 2009 · 3 comments

By Jayson Hunter, RD, CSCS


Millions of people have tried both “low-carb” and “no-carb” approaches in an attempt to lose weight quickly. But few have tried a much safer and healthier approach known as Carb Rotation. It is a much more effective and realistic method of rapid fat loss.


There are two general approaches to rotating carbs.


The first approach is to follow a “no, no, no, high carb” program. This means you would eat no carbohydrates at all for the first three days and then eat a “high” amount of carbohydrates on for the fourth day. The fifth day you are back to eating “no carbs” again.


This plan can be effective, but you have to be very strict.


It is an aggressive approach that may trigger your starvation response. Yes, the very same starvation response which causes elevation of a hormone called  lipoprotein lipase. When this hormone becomes elevated your metabolism begins to slow down. And since that is the last thing anyone who is trying to get rid of unwanted pounds wants, it is not the approach I recommend.


Additionally, when people deprive themselves completely of “carbs” for three days they have a tendency to:


1) Go completely overboard with carbohydrate consumption on the fourth day of the rotation.


2) Not be able to go back to the three days of carbohydrate deprivation resulting in failure of the program.


The much more common sense approach is to follow a “high, low, no carb” program. There is much more room for error with this type of plan. It is much easier to follow and leads to much greater success.


Rotating your “carbs” in this manner allows you to shed fat and keep your metabolism elevated, which is the key to long term weight loss. There is a consistent transition with a “high, low, no” approach because every fourth day you repeat the cycle and you aren’t depriving yourself of “carbs” for three days straight. And again: potentially triggering the elevation of lipoprotein lipase.


We tend to eat too many “carbs”, we eat improper “carbs” and we don’t eat enough protein in our diet. But by following the guidelines laid out in a “high, low, no carb” program we are manipulating the blood sugars and insulin response in our body to achieve rapid loss of fat.


Rotating Carbs allows you to control and manipulate your blood sugars and insulin response so you are allowing your body to burn more calories for energy instead of storing “carbs” as fat. This means you are shedding fat and increasing your metabolism. Two very good things!


About the Author: Jayson Hunter RD, CSCS is a registered dietician, weight management expert and personal trainer.  His nutritional programs have helped hundreds of clients successfully lose weight and create permanent lifestyle changes.  To discover the 5 absolute truths Every Serial Dieter Who Seeks Rapid-Weight loss MUST come to grips with visit The Carb Rotation Diet.


[Editor’s Comments:  Rotating carbs is an easy way to “trick” your body into burning more fat. When you combine this method of eating with a balanced nutritional plan based on whole foods, you have an extremely effective process for fat loss.


Although the title of Jayson’s program is The Carb Rotation Diet, it’s not really a diet.  It’s more of “schedule” for timing your nutritional needs so they are optimized for fat loss.


If you want to learn more about Jayson’s programs, and you don’t want to spend any money to check them out, I have set-up a special webpage just for readers of The Healthy Minute. It contains 5 of Jayson’s Special Reports…and he has given me permission to make them available 100% free!


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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Michele June 10, 2009 at 5:41 pm

This is a fantastic article. I am trying to drop the pounds and I have dropped my carbs for the most part. And now I am eating a box of crackers. ugh. I am going to use this strategy and trick my body that oh so loves the carbs.

2 Kelly Brown June 12, 2009 at 2:46 pm

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3 Fat Loss July 7, 2009 at 6:16 am

thank you, this one help me alot.

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