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How to Transition from a Diet Phase to Maintenance Phase?

Hi christian

How would I transition from a diet phase to a maintenance phase ?

Can I go from a deficit straight to maintenance level ?

Thankyou in advance Aaron

It depends on the length of the diet, the type (e.g. low carbs vs. moderate carbs) and the severity of the deficit.

A longer and/or more restrictive diet will lead to metabolic adaptations that will reduce energy expenditure and going straight into your previous maintenance level might actually represent a surplus. In that case it is best to use a step-like approach to caloric increase.

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