leangains, as a lifestyle, is not for me. as a specific targeted approach, to achieve a one-time goal, it works very well.
but it's a very, very specific program, not just a template. so my answer to your question would be, no, or at least your mileage may vary.
feel free to cycle your macros and calories, mix in IF, or anything else. but leangains is a specific protocol.
"dean ornish and dr. davis think the palmitic acid our bodies use for fuel while we sleep is poison if we eat it. zero-carbers like charles washington think the oldest fuel in our evolutionary history – glucose - used by organisms a billion years ago and without which the brains of modern mammals cannot survive for more than a few minutes – is an unnatural toxin if you eat it. both views ignore basic facts of medical physiology and defy evolutionary history." - kurt harris