The fitness industry is built from arguably, one of the most persuasive advertising tools in existence – the transformation picture. These “before and after’s” are used to sell everything from workout equipment, coaching, books, and supplements. But, at the personal level, these transformations sell hope.
Few things in fitness are as exciting as the prospect of losing body fat. In the beginning, simply the anticipation of seeing your abs for the first time is enough to get the wheels turning. The good news is, as long as you resistance train a few times per week, maintain a calorie deficit, and adhere to the plan, fat loss initially comes pretty easy. At this point, the process is enjoyable. However, the sunshine and rainbows won’t last forever.
The only way the body calls on stored body fat is to create an imbalance between energy intake and expenditure. The trouble is the body adapts to caloric restriction and weight loss with a range of metabolic, behavioral, and hormonal responses. As a result of these adaptations, progress slows down. On top of that, energy in the gym takes a hit, workouts get laborious, and the desire to eat goes up as hunger and cravings increase. Anyone who has dieted before knows what I am talking about. This is where most people give in. It starts with one bite and ends with you surrounded by empty pints of Ben and Jerry’s. I’m exaggerating, but you get the idea.
As we know, a caloric deficit is needed to lose fat – calories in vs. calories out. On the other hand, being in a negative calorie balance unleashes adaptations that make further fat loss more difficult. Caloric restriction is a necessary evil when it comes to fat loss. So, what do we do?
Fortunately for us, the story doesn’t have to end there. Instead, we can hack the system by implementing a strategy of occasional overfeeding. This strategy is called refeeding. It’s not magic, and I don’t want to oversell you like an unrealistic transformation picture, but refeeds have been used successfully in the bodybuilding world for years.
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