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Carb Back-Loading, Episode 2: Unusual Sleep Cycles

Here's how to tweak the diet to comply with your unique schedule.


The ideal carb back-loading scenario entails waking up at around 7 a.m., skipping breakfasteating protein- and fat-rich foods lightly until the afternoon, training, and then pigging out on carbs. Unfortunately, the obligations of real life mean that this kind of schedule is, at best, a pipe dream. There has to be another way—and there is. Kiefer explains how to back-load when your day begins at night.

See all the Carb Back-loading articles.

Read the transcript for part one of the interview with nutrition expert John Kiefer.

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