Do you need refeeds?

fat loss Nov 02, 2021

Do you NEED to refeed?

🤔 I had a question in my DM’s whether refeed days were mandatory for a diet…

The short answer is NO. 🙅🏼‍♀️

They are a tool you can use for diet adherence, managing social outings or breaking the monotony of dieting with a little extra room for calorie-dense foods over 2 days so that you can still live while on a fat loss journey.

👉🏻 There is some discussion that the refeed days from carbs can assist in increasing leptin levels and, therefore, periodically reduce any downward regulation caused by dieting and help maintain a steady rate of fat loss over time.

👉🏻 But mostly, refeed days are utilised for diet adherence.

👉🏻 If you are in a steady deficit, not too aggressive and managing your calorie intake, then not needed.

If you're in an aggressive deficit and struggle to do much with your calories, then yes it's a tool you can use throughout your diet phase.

Particularly around managing social occasions.