Originally Posted by Emilio Tenůrio
How was a relatively short diet gone, would it be necessary to go 10% below the new maintenance to ensure possible metabolic adaptations?
Typically, after a dieting period you do want to start conservatively when estimating maintance. Lyle recommends 10% below, which is pretty much what I will be doing. Itís easy to f up after dieting so it is crucial to be careful and as your body readjusts and starts functioning normally again you can slowly raise calories(your maintance will likely come back up too so this is necessary). I would recommend it even more after something like RFL, simply due to how low of calories you are consuming, even if short term.