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2015/02/08 10:34:49 (permalink)
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Refeed

Hi guys. Looking for some advice regarding a refeed on a psmf?

My log is just starting but not many reading so thought I'd ask here.

My weight has been steadily dropping, should
I avoid the refeed and let my weight keep dropping until it slows then refeed to break through thestall?

Done some reading on leptin and hormones but do not know enough.
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    Re: Refeed 2015/02/08 18:03:04 (permalink)
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    What category dieter are you? 1,2 or 3?

    If level 3 you don't refeed. Just stick with free meals
    If level 2 you get a 5 hour refeed once a week
    If level 1 you would do a UD.2 style 2-3 day refeed

    all depends on your category mate.

    They are very important on a PSMF to prevent metabolic slowdown. If you've stopped losing weight on a psmf, your metabolism is already fcuked. The refeed/free meals will prevent this from occurring in the first place.

    But more so, you need them for the psychological benefit. PSMF is hard and you don't want to reach a point where you crack and the floodgates open. I enjoy PSMF and am going to add a day or 2 a week into my current plan but only as a tool to reduce weekly kcals.

    Refeeds/free meals are valuable, use them

    Good luck

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    Re: Refeed 2015/02/08 18:11:16 (permalink)
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    Thank you mate.

    I'd put myself between cat 2 & 3.
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    Re: Refeed 2015/02/08 18:36:25 (permalink)
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    *animal*
    What category dieter are you? 1,2 or 3?

    If level 3 you don't refeed. Just stick with free meals
    If level 2 you get a 5 hour refeed once a week
    If level 1 you would do a UD.2 style 2-3 day refeed

    all depends on your category mate.

    They are very important on a PSMF to prevent metabolic slowdown. If you've stopped losing weight on a psmf, your metabolism is already fcuked. The refeed/free meals will prevent this from occurring in the first place.

    But more so, you need them for the psychological benefit. PSMF is hard and you don't want to reach a point where you crack and the floodgates open. I enjoy PSMF and am going to add a day or 2 a week into my current plan but only as a tool to reduce weekly kcals.

    Refeeds/free meals are valuable, use them

    Good luck


    Have you run psmf with success in the past?
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    Re: Refeed 2015/02/08 19:08:19 (permalink)
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    Yes mate, I lost 20kgs with it, but doing it for an extended time I think contributed to my issues with food, especially binging. If you have any other issues in your life you are dealing with, adding in structured starvation is the worst thing you can do imo.

    I've read lots by lyle macdonald, and he is a genius, but I think this plan is not suitable for cat 3 dieters for the long term. If your cat3 you are overweight a lot, so their are background issues you haven't dealt with and adding this ontop is dangerous. All imo of course.

    As I said in the previous post, it's more beneficial to run for a short time( 4 days max) followed by maintenance if you want to keep 1) metabolism firing 2) intensity in gym 3) sanity.

    If you can keep it going do it just hit up those free meals.

    How are you finding it?

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    Re: Refeed 2015/02/08 21:05:58 (permalink)
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    *animal*
    Yes mate, I lost 20kgs with it, but doing it for an extended time I think contributed to my issues with food, especially binging. If you have any other issues in your life you are dealing with, adding in structured starvation is the worst thing you can do imo.

    I've read lots by lyle macdonald, and he is a genius, but I think this plan is not suitable for cat 3 dieters for the long term. If your cat3 you are overweight a lot, so their are background issues you haven't dealt with and adding this ontop is dangerous. All imo of course.

    As I said in the previous post, it's more beneficial to run for a short time( 4 days max) followed by maintenance if you want to keep 1) metabolism firing 2) intensity in gym 3) sanity.

    If you can keep it going do it just hit up those free meals.

    How are you finding it?


    Currently fairly easy tbh. Only a very short time into it but no cravings, no loss of strength etc.

    I am expecting these to become factors at some point, but it's almost like be switched the flick for the 1st time and know what I need to do.

    I have a stag do in summer abroad which is currently my driving force.
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