Perhaps the key here, and the clue is the part about "carb cycling is the #1 choice of body builders" is that carb cycling is probably most effective when one is doing weight training with greater carb intake on work out days. Without stressed muscles all ready to soak up the glucose you might get a different effect.
Originally Posted by Paleobird
I can't help but think of something Gary Taubes said on Robb Wolf's last podcast, when he took Matt LaLonde, aka "the kraken" to task for talking about things like it was settled and that in science you can't talk like you are really sure of something until you've done a LOT of controlled clinical trials. So to be fair, I don't think either of y'all can be as sure as you both are without something better than a theory and personal experience.
Again, it's very possible that you are BOTH right but simply haven't taken into account all the variables. i.e. cyclic low carb works for ChocoTaco, at his age, sex, with his activity level, etc. etc. but wouldn't work for Paleobird with another set of variables.
I think that one could say with certainty, after looking at all the time both of you guys have spent posting lots of good information, that both of you guys are concerned with helping others in their journey here and deserve a lot of credit.
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