I'm starting a cutting diet on Monday, and I've got a high body fat % (The calculator online says 17 to 33%. I've never gotten it measured, and not sure how to do it myself.
I've read that when you're in a deficit, you should "Carb up" every 5 days or so (depending on exercise, and your fatigue level/plateauing) to keep your body from going into "starvation mode" and storing everything as fat.
Is this universal? I know everyone doesn't do this, but being that my metabolism is basically non-existent is it a good idea?
225 isnt all that high for 6'1". Itd be easier to answer your question if you could get a better bf measurement... 17-33% is a huge difference, and online calculators are really unreliable.
generally, though, the higher your bodyfat the less refeeds you need.
I do need to get it reliably measured, however it's relatively high..
That's good to know.. I guess I'll not worry about a refeed until my body tells me I need it (which I'm guessing is progressive sluggishness and lack in gains) ..