Berarid Knows his stuff, If you can pack in the food and you have the time you can make great lean gains. Some fat is needed but nothing crazy. Thats the great thing about his plan, But Like above said dont get scraed and stop when you lose sight the abs a bit.
You GOT to stick it out for the long haul and get your body used to the new weight if you want to keep it.
The down side to Berardi’s plan is just the time and pain. Its a TON. A truck load of quality food. You cant just do it one day but EVERY DAY day in day out, Cook ahead, eat on a clock. If your not full EAT. But id you can do that and do it for MONTHS you can make some great gains.
Remember its takes YEARS to add a lot of mass and strength, and weeks to get lean.
Stop the yoyo stuff make the commitment to add a great deal of mass and strength, Put in the time and cut he fat later. the shortest way to point b is not a straight line making extremely lean gains but an arch that has you go over point B and drop down on it.