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Refeed On Hypermetabolism Program?

I’m in the middle of my 3rd week on the “hypermetabolism” program that CT came up with in “Destroying Fat: War Room Strategies…”

Anyway, I’m also following the precise guidlines he gave on one of his posts about the nutrition for every day. Basically, I get 172g carb on Day 1, 241g carb on day 2, and 48g carb on day 3. I usually get around 200-225g protein every day, and anywhere from 46-85g fat between the days.

I’m 5’10 and weigh 175. My questions are:

  1. Should I take a refeed week/weekend?

  2. When should I take a break from the training program? (as it is for fat loss, and it’s very intense) at the end of this week? at the end of four weeks? six weeks?

I have been following the program and the nutrition guide to the T, and I have to say that it works like a charm. I haven’t taken exact measurements yet, but judging from the mirror I’ve lost anywhere from 2-5 lbs of fat in 2 weeks.

I have also been doing a different set of exercises every time I lift, as to not let my body get used to the training.

My only concern is plataeuing and/or losing muscle mass because of something stupid like not taking a break at the right time or not getting a refeed at the right time.

Didn’t mean to make this post so long, but oh well. Any and all help I can get is very much appreciated.