The TRUTH about using cheat days, refeeds, and spike days.
The full Cycle Diet book, with meal plans, guidelines, and more. Learn how to stay near peak condition all year long, while still optimizing metabolism and your physique!
The Cycle Diet has been used for 30 years by Scott Abel with his clients to stay lean year-round while improving their physiques and their metabolism. The Cycle Diet is a strategy that uses regular cheat days, refeeds and spikes where "anything goes," balanced against regular diet days of a relative caloric deficit. It is sustainable, customizable, insanely effective and FUN.
In the "full" Cycle Diet, you eat strictly for most of the week, but have a one-day "cheat day" (usually on Saturday or Sunday) plus a "mid-week spike." (The mid-week spike is usually only introduced for when clients get really, really lean. Most people do well with just the once-per-week cheat day.)
Learn how to stay near peak condition all year long, while still optimizing metabolism and your physique!