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Unread 08-12-2017, 06:43 PM
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Default Question about Diet Break

In "The Full Diet Break" article, Lyle talks about the physiological reasons of taking a diet break.

He mentions the following: "This is also the rationale behind the duration, thyroid hormones and the effects that they exert aren’t immediate. It may take 7 days of eating at maintenance for thyroid levels to come back to normal, but you need at least another week to get many of their effects to max out. So in answer to the question “Can I make the break shorter?”, the answer is “No.” I know that everyone wants to GET LEAN NOW but unless you are a contest dieting bodybuilder or figure chick and there’s no real-time constraint, what’s the hurry?"

He talks about 2 weeks of eating at maintenance to get the full effects of the break. But could you get the same physiological effects by eating at a big surplus, let's say, 1000-2000 calories over your TDEE, in half the time? (1 week, and obviously, most of the calories would be carbs).

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Unread 08-12-2017, 07:59 PM
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Pretty sure the answer to that is in the quote you posted bro
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Unread 08-12-2017, 09:47 PM
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With this logic I could eat 14x my maintenance and be ready to resume dieting after a one day refeed.
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