Just want to thank you for your article, fat loss: fast or slow, because I have found the golden bullet for me in terms of losing fat that fits my 2A profile, using the fat loss intervals approach.
I like how I can dial in for 3 weeks and reset every 4th week on maintenance calories to reassess how I’m going. Using the intense dieting allows for quick results in fat loss which for me drives my motivation and knowing every 4th week I can re fuel my body allowing me to keep going strong!
- Now that I’ve lean right out, I’m looking to gain some muscle/weight and I was wondering which way would be the best strategy diet wise to go:
Aim= gain 0.5 – 1 lbs a week (closer to 0.5 lbs)
Option A: Have a control day (drop carbs down to 50g) once a week while eating slightly higher calories on the other 6 days of the week
Option B: Have no control day but eating equal number of calories all 7 days and use a fat loss blitz approach (2-4 weeks) when I feel I’ve (if I do) gain to much fat over the muscle/weight gain period (maybe after 12-24 weeks depending on how much I store).
Both options would have total weekly calories being the same just different ways of implementing them.
I’m leaning towards Option B but not sure, any help would be great, or if you think another strategy I’ve not mentioned would be better love to hear it.
Thanks for the help