A change is as good as a rest, or better?
I've been postulating a hypothesis recently, or doing some head scratching and making faces like I need to poo and can't
Mark's recent post on deloading, IF, eating nowt but spuds for day, newbie gains when starting something new, the observation that pretty much every diet works at first really well.
I think that shaking things up is the key to improvement, be it fitness or weight loss. It seems like there is something that happens when a change is made that makes our bodies go, ohh, this is different, better make some big changes, but once you have being doing something for a while you body goes, well this is normal, lets do this as effiecntly as possible with the least possible effort or expenditure of calories.
So for example you change your diet, you body goes SHORTAGE - BURN FAT, after a while it goes RESET TO NEW NORMAL - MAINTAIN AT THIS LEVEL AND TRY TO SNEAK IN SOME CAKE.
It's probably hormones or something???
You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................