How often are re-feeds necessary to replace glycogen and up thyroid?
I would assume the leaner the person/more lbm the more refeeds are needed.
So if I am 10% bodyfat at 200lbs then maybe 2 a week as per anabolic diet advice, where as for a fatty at around 25% maybe one day a week with only clean sources and low fat intake to increase absorption?
asked byGruffaloUnchained (394)
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on August 09, 2013
at 01:13 PM
That will depend on your activity level and what you mean by low carb. Some would consider under 200g per day LC while others might say under 100g. As to the "clean sources" comment, it would make sense that for optimum health make as much of your food as possible from clean sources which maximize nutrients and minimize anti-nutrients. Most fairly active people can keep their glycogen replenished at around 200g per day, and the body can only hold about 500g total, with most of that being muscle specific. If you are going VLC (under 50g for ketosis, which I don't recommend) then a refeed might need to be upwards of 300g carbs after very intense activity.