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has anyone tried alternating low-calorie and high-calorie days?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 01, 2013 at 11:07 PM

i'm not sure if there's a specific name for this kind of eating, but has anyone tried it? let's say you eat 3,000 calories one day and 800 the next. would this be beneficial to one's metabolism?

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on February 02, 2013
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That's right +1

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on February 02, 2013
at 02:31 AM

Isn't that called Yo-Yo Dieting?

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at 11:55 PM

I naturally fall into this rhythm, too.

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on February 01, 2013
at 11:51 PM

Basically what I do on accident.....

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on February 01, 2013
at 11:55 PM

I naturally fall into this rhythm, too.

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on February 02, 2013
at 08:21 PM

That's right +1

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on February 01, 2013
at 11:56 PM

A lot of people have tried this.

Compliance is easier when combined with intermittent fasting or a ketogenic diet but neither is necessary.

Many diets are built around this concept, a few that come to mind: Leangains, Carb Backloading, UD2.0.

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on February 01, 2013
at 11:29 PM

That's similar to IF [intermittent fasting], but it's not a straight comparison. IF would have you, say, eat 3 meals on Day 1, and then after dinner on Day 1, skip breakfast and lunch, and then eat dinner.

There's lots of variations on the theme with IF - http://www.theiflife.com/fat-loss-101-master-the-basics/

I've just recently started doing 1 day on, 1 day off of IF [1st week in], but so far, so good.

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on February 02, 2013
at 08:13 PM

Look up JUDD. A lot of people claim it works for them.

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on February 02, 2013
at 05:30 AM

It's pretty close to alternate day modified fasting (ADMF). That is one day of full food intake and one day of ~25% kcals. There is an increasing amount of scientific literature on this topic. In the research on humans, alternate day fasting (ADF) sometimes includes the reduced (25%) intake on the alternate days.

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on February 01, 2013
at 11:54 PM

I know several people who swear by something similar to this. They will eat normally for a period, then one day they will just pig out. The pig out days vary from person to person. Some it is one day a week, others it is every two weeks, some do once a month, and other do once every three months or more. It's all very individual.

Then there is intermittent fasting like Brian mentioned. Some people eat heavy for a day, then go a day or two without eating, then eat normally. Others consider it normal to just get all their calories in one or two big meals a day. Personally, I couldn't eat that much. Others still will eat normally, but take two days a week where they eat a single normal sized meal.

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