Carb fast & Refeed

  1. Senior Member
    JoeBrooklyn's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  189 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    1,185
    Rep Power
    344828
    Level
    36
    Lv. Percent
    60.76%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Carb fast & Refeed


    I'm planning on staring this on Monday. Going to fat from carbs Monday-Wednesday and then refeed on Thursday. How long should I do this? I'm looking to get down to 8.5%. I'm currently at about 11%-12%. I will test myself Sunday.

    About two weeks after that I'm going to be doing T3 and Clen.

  2. Elite Member
    hvactech's Avatar
    Stats
    5'6"  165 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    9,644
    Rep Power
    2788153
    Level
    79
    Lv. Percent
    43.33%
    Achievements Activity ProActivity AuthorityActivity VeteranPosting ProPosting Authority

    Personally I would do low carb all week and refeed on sundays..... never tried a 3 day carb fast then refeed
    LG Sciences forum representative
    www.lgsciences.com
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/company-promotions/249846-lg-sciences-would.html
  3. Senior Member
    JoeBrooklyn's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  189 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    1,185
    Rep Power
    344828
    Level
    36
    Lv. Percent
    60.76%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    Personally I would do low carb all week and refeed on sundays..... never tried a 3 day carb fast then refeed
    How old are you?
    •   
       

  4. New Member
    exrugger's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  222 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    136
    Rep Power
    16423
    Level
    13
    Lv. Percent
    74.66%

    Six days low carb (keto state, if your unsure when keto kicked in buy ketostix to measure ketone levels in the urine), 1 refeed day (I prefer friday or saturday bc it allows a little more flexibility if I go out to dinner one night). Also, just because its a refeed day doesn't mean eat a pizza and a pint of ice cream; refeed with fruit and complex carbs, nutrient dense foods are ideal.

    You may want to research the cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD).
  5. Advanced Member
    veaderko's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  215 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Age
    29
    Posts
    971
    Rep Power
    283116
    Level
    32
    Lv. Percent
    84.91%
    Achievements Activity Pro

    I am not sure how T3 and Clen will respond with this type of a diet or how you will with it. But to get to basic sense of your question, when changing to something like this I would give it a solid month of doing this type of diet to see how your body responds to it. A couple weeks and yeah you will see changes and what not, but IMO a month would be more of an ideal situation. By monitoring your measurements and body comp you will hopfully have a good understanding of what will happen if you did this long term.

    Hope this helps.
    iForce Nutrition Anabolics Minion Member
    iTrain. iCompete. iDominate
    iForce Nutrition -www.iForceNutrition.com
  6. Elite Member
    hvactech's Avatar
    Stats
    5'6"  165 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    9,644
    Rep Power
    2788153
    Level
    79
    Lv. Percent
    43.33%
    Achievements Activity ProActivity AuthorityActivity VeteranPosting ProPosting Authority

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBrooklyn View Post

    How old are you?
    Old enough
    LG Sciences forum representative
    www.lgsciences.com
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/company-promotions/249846-lg-sciences-would.html
  7. Senior Member
    JoeBrooklyn's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  189 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    1,185
    Rep Power
    344828
    Level
    36
    Lv. Percent
    60.76%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    Old enough
    For what? Sex? Drinking? Voting? Military service?
    My question was not about wether youre old enough to do anything its about your metabolism. I only try methods that have worked for old farts like me whos metabolism has slod with age.
  8. Registered User
    Swanson52's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  300 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Age
    39
    Posts
    3,075
    Rep Power
    532239
    Level
    48
    Lv. Percent
    47.65%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    At 38, I typically have to wait 6 days between refeeds before I'm truly depleted enough to need one.

    I'm carrying a significantly greater amount of fat, so you may deplete sooner than I do. If I were you I'd go by the scale; as soon as you drop 2# below your baseline, refeed for 4-6 hours.

    It may be 2 days, it may be 4, but you'll be sure you're truly depleted & dropping fat vs glycogen and/or water.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
  9. Senior Member
    JoeBrooklyn's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  189 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    1,185
    Rep Power
    344828
    Level
    36
    Lv. Percent
    60.76%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    At 38, I typically have to wait 6 days between refeeds before I'm truly depleted enough to need one. I'm carrying a significantly greater amount of fat, so you may deplete sooner than I do. If I were you I'd go by the scale; as soon as you drop 2# below your baseline, refeed for 4-6 hours. It may be 2 days, it may be 4, but you'll be sure you're truly depleted & dropping fat vs glycogen and/or water.
    Cool.
  10. Elite Member
    hvactech's Avatar
    Stats
    5'6"  165 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    9,644
    Rep Power
    2788153
    Level
    79
    Lv. Percent
    43.33%
    Achievements Activity ProActivity AuthorityActivity VeteranPosting ProPosting Authority

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBrooklyn View Post

    For what? Sex? Drinking? Voting? Military service?
    My question was not about wether youre old enough to do anything its about your metabolism. I only try methods that have worked for old farts like me whos metabolism has slod with age.
    I'm 32... I thought you were going to be sarcastic, sorry..... I ran low carb, 100g's, a day for months with refeeds every sunday and had great results. My metabolism isn't like it was before.
    LG Sciences forum representative
    www.lgsciences.com
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/company-promotions/249846-lg-sciences-would.html
  11. Senior Member
    xR1pp3Rx's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  213 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    2,889
    Rep Power
    1374938
    Level
    56
    Lv. Percent
    69.86%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    OP I have had great success with several styles of CKD and TKDs.. the 3 day is fine if you are average when it comes to insulin sensitivity. if you blow up on carbs and you have terrible insulin sensitivity you may be better off running low carb for a minimum of 5 days up to 10 days between refeeds. the reaction you get to the carb up is the telling part. if, after 3 days you carb up and come back on Friday looking and feeling like a porpus, you probably should run a full 5 days the following week.. and keep working on finding the most suitable (AND) sustainable version the fits you. supplementation is key to helping you drop into keto with in 48 hrs. I can help with that if u need.
    I am 41 so... I think I qualify as a bonafide "old fart"
    FINAFLEX forum rep
    visit our website at finaflex.com
  12. Senior Member
    JoeBrooklyn's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  189 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    1,185
    Rep Power
    344828
    Level
    36
    Lv. Percent
    60.76%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by xR1pp3Rx View Post
    OP I have had great success with several styles of CKD and TKDs.. the 3 day is fine if you are average when it comes to insulin sensitivity. if you blow up on carbs and you have terrible insulin sensitivity you may be better off running low carb for a minimum of 5 days up to 10 days between refeeds. the reaction you get to the carb up is the telling part. if, after 3 days you carb up and come back on Friday looking and feeling like a porpus, you probably should run a full 5 days the following week.. and keep working on finding the most suitable (AND) sustainable version the fits you. supplementation is key to helping you drop into keto with in 48 hrs. I can help with that if u need. I am 41 so... I think I qualify as a bonafide "old fart"
    I appreciate it!! Thank you. Today is day one!
  13. Senior Member
    JoeBrooklyn's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  189 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    1,185
    Rep Power
    344828
    Level
    36
    Lv. Percent
    60.76%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Im down to 10% body fat!
  14. Senior Member
    xR1pp3Rx's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  213 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    2,889
    Rep Power
    1374938
    Level
    56
    Lv. Percent
    69.86%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    this will be a piece of cake..
    have your tried iForce mint infused fish oil?? this is a great addition to any keto diet.
    FINAFLEX forum rep
    visit our website at finaflex.com
  15. Registered User
    Swanson52's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  300 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Age
    39
    Posts
    3,075
    Rep Power
    532239
    Level
    48
    Lv. Percent
    47.65%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by xR1pp3Rx View Post
    this will be a piece of cake..
    have your tried iForce mint infused fish oil?? this is a great addition to any keto diet.
    Lol. I wasn't aware how bad the Iforce spamming was until just recently.

    Nothing about this is germane to the discussion.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. How to dose BCAAs and carbs for fasted cardio
    By ItsHectic in forum Weight Loss
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-25-2007, 11:22 AM
  2. Carb Refeed
    By CryingEmo in forum Weight Loss
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-07-2007, 06:25 PM
  3. Ketosis on CKD between carb refeeds
    By Leggo my Ego in forum Weight Loss
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-17-2006, 02:57 PM
  4. Carb Refeed
    By Ibanez in forum Weight Loss
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-02-2003, 11:40 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in
Log in