Which diet is best for you? – Incorporating Carb Ups and Refeeds into your diet
Less is More
Originally I compiled all the information, on the world’s most popular diets, in my DIET HARD series but on review, the post lacked some punch.
So I’ve broken them up into their own bite size sections, hopefully giving you the chance to focus on the specific ones that interest you the most.
Remember, this information is here to give you an understanding of how these plans work and the type of people most likely to use them. Unlike many other sites, they also give you some of the stumbling blocks associated that cause people to either quit, or relapse weight wise.
The goal is to pick a diet that fits you. One you are most likely to stick to based on your habits, ethics and lifestyle. otherwise there is no point,
So be honest with yourselves to see whether you can juggle the pros and cons of each before making your decision.
I’mmmm Carbing up so you better get this party started…
In the same way there is a regular period of compromise for the clean eaters with regards to a cheat meal, there is a compromise day for the low carb people too that is different to the carb cycling set up. This called a refeed day or a high carb, carb up day
This may or may not be considered a cheat day, depending on firstly, how badly you miss the carbs and also whether it fits into your calorie requirements. Rather than thinking of it as a strict cheat, perhaps consider it a ‘carb restriction relaxer day’.
This is where you cut your fats and protein right down and use up all your calories (say 80%) getting those sweet sweet starchy carbs back into your life.
Some people do it every 2 weeks, some do it once a week, I would say try and find a range that works for you and go mostly by feel. However, if you don’t know how many calories you are taking in the first place and just decided to ‘cut out carbs’ like a trendy numpty, this refeed session will fuck up all your progress.
I can’t state how important that knowledge is peeps, can’t state it enough.