March 4, 2014 at 8:14 pm #15686NYC1234Participant
Food for thought:
Matt Stone’s High Calorie Refeed of 2012
Billy Craig’s 6,000 Calorie Weight Loss
Toast with Jam & Cheese Spreads
Cadbury Chocolate Desserts
My Refeed of Early/Mid 2013
Lots of carbs & Fat
No processed foods except for white cane sugar
In this small sample size those had a lot of carbs + fat during refeed (Me, Matt) gained weight and kept it on. Those who had high carbs with low fat (Billy) lost weight.
My gut feeling says that Matt Stone is on the right track with needing to feed to fix the metabolism. I think where he went wrong (and I went wrong) is mixing the fats and carbs together.
What if people modified their refeeds somewhat.
Possible Option #1
What if during a high calorie refeed period people had a high fat low carb breakfast. Then wait about 4 hours. Then eat as may carbs and their body can handle for the rest of the day/evening.
Possible Option #2
What if people did their refeeds with high carb / low fat. Then when the refeed is over go back to eating normally with mixed fat/protein/carbs.March 4, 2014 at 8:16 pm #15687NYC1234Participant
I would like to know if those who succeeded in losing weight by refeeding did it with with low fat / high carb or mixed carb & fat.
I would also like to know the macro-nutrient ratios of those who kept the weight on after the refeed was over.March 4, 2014 at 8:38 pm #15688ChristinamParticipant
OMG I cannot imagine the amounts Billy Craig must have eaten if the 6000 kcal were low fat! Were even the cheese spreads and desserts low fat? That doesn’t sound tasty.March 4, 2014 at 10:09 pm #15690StephanieMichelleParticipant
The Real Amy I completely agree with you. It’s taken me awhile to get here, but I don’t believe refeeding is necessary unless there is an eating disorder. I had an eating disorder as a teenager an recovered by just eating like a normal person. I gained a few pounds but nothing major. This time around I believed I needed to refeed and gained a lot of weight. I was miserable. Maybe it helped, there’s no way to know. I’m 4 months postpartum and I’ve lost the pregnancy weight but would like to lose more. I’m eating healthy foods and being active when I can, which is the best I can do in my sleep deprived state. I think the ‘secret’ to weight loss has been right in front of is the whole time, we just didn’t want to believe it. Eat less than your body burns. Not yo yo or starve, just eat sensibly and move your body.March 5, 2014 at 2:20 pm #15708TinaTParticipant
How much carbs your body can handle can depend on your genetics (i.e. how many AMY1 enzyme activators do you have?)… so just because Billy can lose weight on a high-carb/low-fat diet, does not mean I can, for sure. I don’t do well with lots of carbs, at all. But I do need a little… my one slice of bread for breakfast and about a 1/2 cup of rice with dinner is all I need to stave off cravings for crackers in the afternoon.
I do have diabetes in my family, too… so processed carbs and lots of sugar are not something I want to load up on. Doesn’t even appeal to me, so if my body’s not asking for it, I’ll skip it.
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