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July 23, 2013 7:27 AM
Anyone else doing the Turbo Carb Cycling Plan? What are you doing for breakfast? What are you doing for hunger on Low Carb days?
August 6, 2013 7:52 AM
I want to try this plan. Does it actually work? I love Chris Powell and I am amazed of his work. Kind of curious about that particular cycle.
August 6, 2013 8:35 AM
I am doing the Classic Cycle and it's working for me
August 7, 2013 7:29 AM
I'm on day 3 of the Turbo Cycle, and so far so good. I think the key to not feel hungry is to eat the recommended size of veggies (its a lot of food) and drink lots of water.
August 10, 2013 7:26 PM
I don't have the book yet but I downloaded the free app on my phone for the Chris Powell plan and I really want to try it. My question Is that on the app he recommends you use protein shakes and another thing called bod-e burn in the afternoon. is that also the case with the book?
August 16, 2013 8:44 AM
He doesn't push the Bod-e products in the book. But it does help to have the protein shakes to make something in a hurry! I started it this week and use a protein powder that has 100 calories per scoop with almond milk for protein at work.
Edited by meganbriann On August 16, 2013 8:45 AM
August 16, 2013 6:47 PM
i am on day 5 of the classic. I am struggling with eating enough (never my problem before)

I do okay most of the tie breakfast and dinner

For breakfast i either doing oatmeal with walnutes, or a wheat bagel thin with peanut butter.

how many calories are you doing on low carb/high carb
September 10, 2013 5:35 AM
How is everyone doing with this? Today is day 2 thinking of making it a turbo cycle as im really not too hungry. Thanks!!
September 10, 2013 10:03 AM
I love the turbo carb cycling plan. I am on month 2! Down 5 pounds so far. I only have about 9 pounds to go so that is good for me. It's a great plan that you can do for life. Feel free to friend me if you need support.
September 11, 2013 10:30 AM
Just started Chris's turbo 3...which so far is not too bad...I have to definetly eat lots more veggies...I have to stock up and cut and bag them so they are ready to go...the every 3 hour eating has been a challenge later in the day..sometime I am supposed to eat 1 pm then 4 then 7 but dinner usually comes earlier..

September 12, 2013 7:38 PM
On day 3 of turbo...loving it so far😃 hope ur doing well
September 12, 2013 7:42 PM

Those of you that are experienced...

Do you eat back your exercise calories or completely leave them alone?

I burn about 700 calories 5-6 days per week and am worried that I will be in calorie deficit.
November 11, 2013 8:56 AM
I just came across this yesterday and am curious about it too. I know I have way too many carbs (good & bad) so I'm going to try this. The protein shake for breakfast is fine with me because I already drink that (almond/coconut milk, whey protein powder & frozen fruit).

Any feedback or suggestions would be great - thanks!
March 18, 2014 11:09 AM
What is the app never heard about this? I read his book the second book haven't seen an app yet.
August 18, 2014 6:42 AM
Hi Everyone!
I'm needing some help, I've started Chris Powell's carb cycling. (Turbo Cycle) What I'm looking for is for someone to give me an idea of what they are eating day to day!
The book has great info and recipes although a sample menu would be great!
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Edited by ForMe1213 On August 18, 2014 6:51 AM
August 18, 2014 6:53 AM
I've just started the Turbo cycle, are you still doing the program? I'd love to pick your brain lol!
August 18, 2014 8:55 AM
I used the Bode by Vemma app but didn't use the shakes and stuff they advertised. I use MFP to logg calories though so didn't stick to their portion sizes. Carb cycling did work well. I added extra celery to fill me up if I was hungry.
August 19, 2014 2:35 PM
Hi. I've been on the carb cycling program for almost 3 weeks. At my two week weigh in I was down 11.4 lbs. My next weigh in is Thursday and I'm hoping to be down a total of 15 lbs. I eat a lot of veggies, chicken, and Greek yogurt. I really love this diet so far. I'm using the vemma bode products, but it would be easy to substitute their products.
August 19, 2014 6:12 PM
I am doing the classic cycle. I'm sure my diet is not perfect by any means, but here is what I ate the last two days:

High Carb
Breakfast - ezekiel cinnamon raisin english muffin, 1/2 cup cottage cheese
Snack - 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1 cup fresh blueberries
Lunch - 1 slice whole grain bread, ham slices, tomato
Snack - 1/2 chicken breast, black beans, over kale salad
Dinner - 1 serving dreamfields pasta, 1/4 cup light alfredo sauce, broccoli, 1/2 chicken breast

Low Carb
Breakfast - fage 0%, granola
Snack - hard boiled eggs, one cut up red pepper
Lunch - turkey breast lunch meat, mini babybel cheeses, kale salad
Snack - 1/2 chicken breast, broccoli, shredded cheese, mushrooms
Dinner - steak, cheese, green beans

I measure and weigh everything and go by the book on portion sizes.
August 23, 2014 7:52 PM
I just downloaded the Vemma Bod•ē app. I expect them to promote their products. Is there another Powell app? I'm still trying to decide if I want to do this carb cycling.
August 29, 2014 3:59 AM
Just rounding the corner on my first week on Chris's turbo plan. Tomorrow is reward day!! If anyone else is still working at it, add me as a friend and we can support each other. My food journal is unlocked to help me stay accountable.
September 2, 2014 9:29 AM
My friend and I just started yesterday and we are trying to stick the the every 3 hours to the can be a challenge, but we're trying to get as close to it as possible.
Edited by trishavismor On September 2, 2014 9:30 AM
September 2, 2014 11:52 AM
I have read his book and have started the Turbo Cycle which is going good so far. I find it difficult to eat every three hours especially since I work shift work. I am going to use protein shakes as snacks to get the nutrients I need but not the fat!! Also drinking water throughout the day has curbed my binge eating. I am not so hungry all the time!
September 8, 2014 10:18 AM
I bought the book and did this plan awhile ago and it did work, but I'm someone who really struggles with low carb and low energy, so I went back to strictly counting calories. However, I know I do better when I keep my carbs under control so I am going to give this another shot. Plus, I always find it helpful to shake things up a bit. Please feel free to add me if you are looking for support, I can always use a person to help kick my butt in gear too!
September 14, 2014 3:26 PM
I carb cycled in the past and did well, but I fell off, way, way off! Anyway, I did not buy the book, just used the app but I am seriously considering buying the book. I guess my main question is I read on his blog the following:

“It really is like playing poker with the body,” Chris says. “You don’t want to show your whole hand at once. You’re not going to take someone who’s 500 pounds, feed them 1,600, 1,700 calories a day, and have them working out for three hours a day because over time their body will adapt to that (and stop losing). … We want to make sure the game of poker lasts 365 days.”

I guess the body would adjust?? Well I am 328 as of my last weigh in (starting weight 345) and I want to do this right this time around. Does the book address how many calories one should be eating? Does it break down the carb count for the days we are low carbing vs high carb days?

If so, I will certainly buy the book. But that is the info I am looking for the most. Any help is appreciated.

Oh and feel free to ADD me :) I could use all the motivation and support I can get.


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