The title says it all. I’ve been learning more about re-feed days during a prolonged deficit period to restore leptin levels and hormone balance and make it easier to sustain the deficit during lower days.
I’m not seeing the results I want long term from my current plan (maintaining weight on 1500 cals / day & gaining super easily if I deviate) without slashing calories over and over so I did a calculation from a vegan bodybuilding duo’s website (I generally consider them quite educated and very scientific in their approach) and got macros & calories for a 5-day deficit, 2-day re-feed.
The idea is basically to take 1-2 days during the week and eat at maintenance calories. Not “cheat days” but an actual, calculated, organized increase in carbs and calories each week.
What do y’all think about that? Any experience doing this? Physical or mental observations?
Thanks in advance!