When it comes to getting that tight shredded physique wanted by fitness competitors and the general public alike, Cleanse Days combined with high-protein Shake Days make it easy. Not only is the science behind this combination solid, but also perhaps most importantly, it’s easy to stick to. Many people have trouble controlling calorie intake and size of meals every single day, and doing one Cleanse Day each week allows them to reduce weekly calories with less effort and discomfort. The most effective weight-loss plan is one that can be maintained indefinitely, becoming a lifestyle.
I’m sure you could have a very interesting conversation with David Blaine – if you ever do, please share! I’m not sure if he’d be open to discussing the details of his methods but it seems like he’s aware of the importance of diet and the downstream effects on metabolism. I’m curious what he’d be willing to disclose. He mentioned that he fasted for many of his events and that he did a 7 day fast going into his first failed attempt. He explained that it was to slow his metabolism, but wonder if he was aware of the influences fasting had to his level of fat adaptation and the influence that would have over his RQ. Interesting stuff.
Very intriguing and insightful, Dr. Attia. I wonder how this would translate over to muscle building in a ketogenic state, if one were to try and stay in ketosis for neurological issues. For instance, I largely follow the Body By Science protocol of exercise (with some variations) while wearing an elevation training mask and doing rest-pauses and what not – it’s highly intense, but brief. I’ve been more or less following a cyclical ketogenic diet, but I’m wondering if I can alter my feedings on this day to still register at the minimum of of ketones. I could probably still gain muscle, albeit slowly though.