What's a "refeed" ?

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    What's a "refeed" ?


    I've heard it mentioned a few times, and was just curious about what it is; thanks.

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    It's something you do on a ketogenic diet. You eat high amounts of carbohydrates for a day or two to replenish glycogen stores depleted from the keto diet.
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    Originally posted by Draven
    It's something you do on a ketogenic diet. You eat high amounts of carbohydrates for a day or two to replenish glycogen stores depleted from the keto diet.
    And raise leptin levels.
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    Originally posted by BIGNBUFF

    And raise leptin levels.
    Sorry forgot that one. I was going for the two second answer.
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    When do you or are you supposed to refeed? I know that the diet is usually M - F and the weekend (36 hours) is for carb-ups, but I've heard people mentioning a refeed in the middle of the week or so. Is this necessary or how do you know when this is necessary? Do you become more sluggish, etc?
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    The mid-week refeed is generally for people who are already in the low body fat ranges where fat loss and muscle sparing becomes increasingly difficult.
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    Yep and just so you know the reccomended duration for a refeed is between 6 and 8 hours not 2 days.
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