I was just wondering everyones opinions on if there is an upper limit to fat gain from a feeding period. Say for example 4hrs? Obviously as the feeding period increased the amount of fat gain would rise. Also the macro nutrient break down would change this as well because some would be faster digesting and slower digesting.
My hypothesis is that there is an upper limit because the body will only be able to digest and absorb a certain amount of the calories that were eaten. The slower the food digest and faster it moves through the system less calories would be absorbed thus less fat gained. Any thoughts and more scientific explanations would be great.[/quote]
You are oxidizing and storing fat all throughout the day…if you do a “feeding period” which I assume you mean a refeed or carb load , or cheat meal or day…etc… then hopefully you are already VERY lean and metablically efficent at that point.
I hate when people refeed or cheat when they really have no business doing so — you should be into single digit BF% and also training at a high workload capacity --(weights, cardio) etc…to be properly depleted of glycogen, IM triglycerides and BF stores…
I believe the LEANER you are the more intense and longer the feeding period can be — When you FIRST start out refeeding at a not so lean setpoint — the refeed should be short and not intense…then the leaner one gets — the longer and harder the refeed is pushed.
My avatar picture is from refeeding or “cheating” for 48 hours straight. I only increased my RMR and filled out drastically.
Of course when that lean — you canget by with murder.