View Full Version : Quick refeed question...

02-21-2008, 05:21 PM
Ok, I read the threads I found doing a search, and I still have a couple brief questions:

A) Is a refeed even necessary on a diet with around 100g carbs/day?

B) If so, I would probably need one every 6-12 days, right? I don't know my bf, but pics are in the first page of my journal (sig). They are pretty current... (I would guess 20%, but I suck at guessing)

C) Basically, it would consist of a day of very low fat, 1g/lb protein (~200g, maybe a bit less) , high GI carbs early in the day, and low GI carbs later, right?

Even after reading some of the threads its a bit unclear.


Slim Schaedle
02-21-2008, 08:50 PM
I would certainly do it.

Not sure what your training is like, but throw a big carb load on an off day and hit some low rep stuff the next day.

02-21-2008, 09:05 PM
How long of a refeed are we talking about? 5 hours, 1 day, 2 days?

If you're going to do a 5 hour refeed I would go with every 5 days, every 7-10 days for a full one-day refeed

aim for 1.5-3 g/lb LBM for a 5 hour refeed
4-6 g/lb LBM for a 24 hour refeed

protein at 1g/lb LBM, dietary fat around 50g

02-22-2008, 04:10 PM
I was gonna do one day (24 hours) every couple weeks (though I guess I should do it a bit more frequently than that).

I'll kick the carbs up to around 500g, protein to 200g, and fat to around 50g...

How would I get my carbs up to 4-6g/ lb though? Even if it were 4 g/lb I would be eating 3200 cals in carbs, which is, I believe, around my maintenance.

Should I ignore my maintenance and bump up the carbs, or keep my maintenance in mind (+ a couple hundred extra cals) and fill in the extra space with carbs?

Slim Schaedle
02-22-2008, 04:12 PM
I go 2000 calories over maintenance on my weekly refeeds/carb ups.

02-22-2008, 10:05 PM
I go 2000 calories over maintenance on my weekly refeeds/carb ups.

Daaayyyuuummm! I guess the "1.2x maintenance" for a refeed is wrong then.

02-24-2008, 10:44 AM

How does this look? I tried to do exactly as I was told. Fat is just a bit high, but everything else seems right on track.