Wondering if someone could help me out. A while back John Berardi had an article in a paper version of T-mag,(Appetite for Construction- I think) where he talked about raising your calorie set-point.
Basically a person who had been starving themselves for a long period of time couldn’t drop any more calories because they were at a minimum. Any increase immediatly was transfered to weight gain.
BUT!! Over the course of 12 weeks or so, he had a plan to slowly up the calorie intake while also adding extra cardio, and then slowly decreasing the extra cardio, thus leaving the body with a much higher calorie set point which had room for dietary modifications.
I remember being very intrigued by the article, and made a note never to lose track of that issue. Well needless to say I have no idea where it is.
Anyone have a copy and be willing to give the highlights of the program. I think it was an increase of 200 calories per week + 20 minutes of cardio, but can’t remember.
Thanks in advance.