Keep it simple


ONE of the most common reasons for failure when changing the way you eat, is over thinking and over complicating the process.

Changing your diet should be straightforward and not feel like ‘work.’ Otherwise you will fire of it and end up back at square one again.

The easiest way to get involved in carb cycling is to understand the food groups. An understanding of what you can eat and what you need to avoid, is all that is really required. 

As my 72-year-old dad embarked on this way of eating, he didn’t want complicated menus or strict instructions of what to eat, and certainly wouldn’t entertain tracking his meals in an app on his phone! 

So I kept it simple. Two lists. One list of foods to eat for five days a week, and another list of what to eat on two days a week. That’s all. By following a very basic format of carb cycling, it has been enough for him mentally to understand the process and as a result has shed 25lb (11kg).

Some people do prefer to track every meal and plan every day to the very last mouthful. Which is fine, and everybody digests information differently and needs a different level of control over how they manage it. 

Keep it simple and the results will speak for themselves.

Visit Kate’s successful Facebook group on or follow on Instagram @carbcyclingqueen

For personal coaching please email her on [email protected].


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