`Evil food` carbohydrates key to losing weight

Updated: Jun 08, 2013, 18:32 PM IST

Melbourne: Experts have claimed that cycling between several low or no-carbohydrates days followed by a single high-carbohydrate day can be an effective way to shed weight.

Personal trainer Chris Hujber, who shed more than 13kg to be eligible for the under 80kg class, told News.com.au that carbohydrate cycling forces the body to use fat for burning fuel as opposed to using carbohydrates and muscle tissue for energy.

The 28-year-old bodybuilder said that there were many different carb-cycling diets and it was a method that could help anyone lose weight.

He said that when a person takes carbs away, the body`s engine keeps on revving along for a few days but goes into shock from the lack of carbs and instead eats into fat stores for energy.

Hujber asserted that then the person slips in another high-carb day to reignite the fuel, the body`s metabolism goes even faster, asserting that if a person cuts carbs altogether they would not only lose fat but all their hard-earned muscle at the same time.