I have read and have been told from various sources that refeed (clean or not) days/meals are very important on a calorie restricted diet, especially a low-carb one. Lower cortisol levels, keeps metabolism from dropping, etc.
But on the physique clinic here they allowed a cheat meal every week but advised against it, saying if you have a lot of fat on your body you don’t need that cheat/refeed, it’ll slow your weight loss down.
Which is it?
I’m on my 4th day of a very low cal, very low carb diet (i’m ~260 pounds and taking in around 2300 cals, 25g carbs daily) and really want to know whether I should refeed one day or one meal every 7 days or so.