One area of diet and nutrition for both fitness athletes and general public I find terribly misunderstood is the ever well-known terms of "cheat meals and re-feeds." Here I offer the best resources I have found to date explaining what they are, how they work (if they work) when to use them, why to use them and when not to.
How do cheat meals or refeeds boost fat loss? Do YOU really need one? What should you eat? How much? Those questions answered here.
Although many nutritionists and dietitians don't seem to like the word "cheat," a well-designed and well-executed cheat meal might very well save your sanity. It might even help you overcome a weight-
Coach, competitor, CSCS, Dr. Peter Fitschen shares what science says about this strategy being a key factor in the optimal dieting plan.
The gang at 3DMJ reviews what the optimal way to incorporate refeeds during a cut is.
Jeff talks about a 2000 study showing the effects of CHO overfeeding on leptin hormone.
Practical reasons and means to use a refeed when cutting down for fitness contests