I do as well, but for a new person (and especially for someone who has a lot of fat to lose) it could be confusing/mis-leading. Especially when some people are using "non-primal" foods (like beans) to get their carb count higher. Also, some of those refeed days are NOT leangains style (Yodie) even though we would like them to be. Some are eating close to 3 or 400g of carbs in a day and lowering their fat, so they are spreading the insulin out over the whole day - or most of it. Which I think was Paleofan's main point.
Originally Posted by moo
This is all just experimentation and I am all for it. There is no perfect diet for everyone and once you get a handle on what does and doesn't work (in a general sense) then you can start to tinker. Just don't want someone that has had good success, but still has a way to go, thinking that they can speed it up by carb cycling. Most carb refeeds are to make your muscles fuller, thus giving the look of "tighter skin" and illusion of fat loss/leaning out. It does help with building/retaining muscle as well, but the sudden fat loss still needs proving, IMO. Bodybuilders do this before shows all the time. Well, that and sodium loading to help flush water. I use it sometimes myself when I feel run down.
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