Lowering Calories on Off Days?

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  1. erok81

    erok81 All your canyons are belong to me!!

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    I was reading a little book that came with my latest order from 1fast400 the other day and they had a meal plan where on your off days you drop down to a little over maintenance calories but still keep the protein at 1.5 g/lb. So you'd have like 3500+ calories on days you workout then ~2500 on the off days.

    I don't know shit about dieting and figure I better start since I checked what I was eating and am not even close to where so I should be. So anyway, would something like this really work? It would save a ton of money and eating time. :hs:
     
  2. Mac Daddy

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    The only thing that I really change differently is on sat-sun I have 1 less protien shake. That's about the only thing I change to save on whey.
     
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    That's what I do and that's also what many people suggest (Thibaudeau, Berardi, etc). I eat less carbs (200g instead of 330g) on off days. That's pretty much it.
     
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    carb cycling ftw!
     
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    It's just logic, if you're burning less calories, you should take in less.

    Ps. Carb cycling is a pretty good concept.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Carb cycling is great. I'm on that 'diet' right now.. What book is it? Is it 'Game Over'? Search - I started a similiar thread, and the overall consensus was that just as much was needed on off days to help rebuild broken down muscle.
     
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