zigzag diet routines

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by Nemesis7884, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. Nemesis7884

    Nemesis7884 New Member

    hey folkes

    Im sure a lot of you know the so called abcd diet which stands for a 14 day calorie deficit followed by a similir surplus

    there are also other similar routines which suggest a shorter period of 3 days cutting 1/day maintenance/bulking - others say such periods maybe to short to be effective and let the body adapt to it in the way it should

    have any of you experiences with such approches?
  2. Bryan Haycock

    Bryan Haycock Administrator Staff Member

    I've tried them all. In addition, I've put in a lot of years looking into the physiology behind them.

    In the end, there is very little if any support for them.

    A better approach is to use periods of normalization, rather than drastic jumps from one end of the specrum to the other. Short periods of refeeding such as with a CKD (e.g. UD 2.0) are a slightly different situation and don't pose the same problems and a diet strategy such as ABCD, etc.
  3. Nemesis7884

    Nemesis7884 New Member

    but ckd has kind of drastic jumps in it even if the refeeds are used to refill glucogen storages?

    so you say that drastic jumpes should be avoided, but a switch between calori-deficit and maintenance may work

    but what about the periodlengths? does it really matther for your body if the periods are shorter or longer - can it switch that quickly?

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