You know a no-carb diet won’t do, but what about low-carb mixed with high-carb days? Learn what carb cycling is, and which meal plan will work for you.
Laurel Leicht is the fitness editor of SHAPE magazine and a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Runner’s World, Self, Men's Health, Redbook, and Modern Bride and on mensfitness.com, iVillage, and HGTV.com. She’s also served as a contributing writer for the local endurance-sports magazine Competitor New York. A Missouri native and a Midwesterner at heart, Laurel currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She’s run nine marathons, biked two centuries, and competed in three Olympic-distance triathlons.
Articles by Laurel Leicht
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