Stupid question

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by T-man, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. T-man

    T-man New Member

    Hypothetical numbers to make the math easier. Say your TDEE is 3500 cal. and the goal is 1lb fat loss per week. A 24 hour fast would be the required caloric reduction to accomplish the goal and you eat at maintenance the other six days. Stupid or not?
     
  2. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    Not stupid at all. :) Hormones won't have much time to react to such a short fast; but easy to eat over-maintenance the day following the fast! Be sure to reduce cals as you lose weight to account for maintenance levels dropping each week.
     
  3. T-man

    T-man New Member

    Thanks. It made sense to me, but I needed validation. I'm one of the few people that doesn't starve when in a deficit and I figure getting lots of zero calorie liquids that day would be sufficient. Not sure if I'm going to do it, but something to think about if I hit a plateau. Also, my TDEE is closer to 2700, so the fast would need to be roughly 36 hours.
     

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