A question posed to me . . .
When using your cutting recomendations do you use a refeed day, meal, or time period?
When it comes to refeeds (aka cheat meals, strategic, or carb refeeds) it takes some experimentation. We all diet differently. We’re all biochemically unique. And we all respond differently to different approaches.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that it bears some research and is definitely worthy of research.
Generally, I like to give people 6 hours (after a workout or cardio session to increase/maximize insulin sensitivity and glycogen storage) to eat anything they want, as much as they want, 10 (or 20!) chocolate candy bars if they want. Eat until you’ve satisfied the cravings you’ve had all week. No food combining rules. No counting. Stomach capacity ends up being the limiting factor.
6 hours of refeeding will not counteract 6 days and 18 hours of a well-designed, dialed-in diet. You will gain scale weight, but it should all be gone in about 3 days.
But let me throw it out to the rest of the forum. How do the rest of you conduct your refeeds/cheat meals?