Cycle Diet Basic Product Details
Cycle Diet revolves around the dieting concept of “Super Compensation.” The long and short of the “Super Compensation” methodology is to induce fat burning mechanisms in your body through strategic carbohydrate intake (i.e. in terms of frequency and timing). The goal is to trick your hormones into “thinking” that you need the energy; therefore converting fat for usage instead of storing them into your belly.
The Cycle Diet concept is created by a legendary fitness coach, someone who has trained champion bodybuilders and reputable fitness professionals all throughout his career – none other than fitness coach Scott Abel. In his decades operating in the fitness industry, Scott has mounted a lot of impressive accolades in the form of media features on popular magazines like Flex, Oxygen, Iron Man, and MuscleMag; just to list a few. He has also trained more than 400 fitness professionals who have won championships in elite competitions. Those credentials undeniably solidify Scott’s reputation as one of the best trainers in the world.
What’s Inside Cycle Diet
As for the important parts of the program, you’ll get to enjoy Scott’s very specific and detailed way of calculating daily caloric requirements based on your body condition and activity level. This would determine the daily caloric range you’ll have to keep in mind and a range that forms the foundation of the diet you are going to undertake. Bear in mind though, that Scott also shows you why working below your daily caloric needs (which most diets propose via variations of the “more calories out than calories in make you lose weight” statement) is wrong and will make you fatter in the long run. Instead, Scott recommends something about working within your “relative (k)calorie deficits” (RKD) range to create a maintainable fat burning state. All of these are explained in detail inside the program.
Another good part of the program is when Scott explains the seemingly insurmountable dilemma of losing fat but still having the ability to gain muscle mass. How is it possible to have a state of caloric deficit in order to lose fat, but having ample protein and calories so you wouldn’t lose muscles; even gain muscles? The implications of this situation are tackled in detail within this section of the program.
The last highlight we’ll share is the question and answer portion. In this section of the video, members from the audience ask Scott questions about the Cycle Diet’s “Super Compensation” methodology. One of the questions raised was a concern on how your energy level would be like given that you have demanding caloric restrictions. Another question asked was about working through this diet while maintaining an inconsistent level of activity (i.e. you jog once in a while, but not regularly). Both of these questions, among others, are answered in the question and answers portion of the program.
Prices and Packages
$47, Standard Package
- “The Cycle Diet Workshop” video file.
- “The Cycle Diet Workshop Cheat Sheets” eReport.
- “The Truth About Diet” audio file.
Our Cycle Diet Verdict
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Cycle Diet is a scientifically sound and effective (track record wise) dieting technique. It also has the unique distinction of being a diet that encourages muscle growth while forcing fat burn; which makes it very applicable and appealing to bodybuilders instead of average fitness goers. However, certain aspects and presentation choices made in this program make it very inconvenient to use. Overall, the negatives do outweigh whatever merits the program offers and forces us to score this product a 2 out of 5 stars rating.
It’s really painful to see a “what could’ve been amazing” product have its ultimate potential go unrealized because of a few wrong choices. In the case of Cycle Diet, those wrong choices led to the whole program being delivered in a single video format. Yes, one video covers the whole program. This type of delivery provides several negative implications for you, the would-be user.
First, it’s hard to reference the different sections of the program since they are stringed together into one long video. Reference tabs/indicators would’ve helped but there are none in this case. If you are looking for something specific within the program, you would have to manually scrub the timeline and try to hit the right mark. Sooner or later, it gets very inconvenient.
Secondly, one video to cover the whole program means that this video file is quite a large one. We know that bandwidth speeds have an upward trend globally but not everybody enjoys fast download speeds at the moment. This means that depending on your internet connection speed, you may encounter a lot of interruptions due to buffering (if you’re streaming online) or a long wait and risk of disconnection (if you are downloading). Either way, it’s not an ideal scenario.
On the other hand, the “Super Compensation” principle itself is a sound dieting principle. It’s grounded on a lot of science and decades of experience by its creator. It has also been proven and validated by a long line of success stories throughout the years. If you fall under the bodybuilder or hardcore fitness goer category, it would not be a bad idea to seriously check this program out.
In the end though, this product just won’t appeal to most people. If the program was a lot more affordable, it might be risk-free enough to try. However, the expensive price compared to the amount of content does make it very intimidating to do even that.
It’s a waste that a few unproductive choices (all of which could’ve been prevented) harmed this product’s potential. It would have been one of the best diets for bodybuilders out there. Yet, it is what it is. Seriously consider your needs as well as what you can tolerate before even thinking of buying this product.
Our Final Recommendation: Don’t Buy Cycle Diet
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