How To Eat On Your Plan
In 2017, the groundbreaking MATADOR (Minimizing Adaptive Thermogenesis And Deactivating Obesity Rebound) study found greater long-term fat loss with intermittent energy restriction than with a consistent energy deficit. In geek-speak, "energy" means calories in this case.
How It Works
You'll use two-week periods of aggressive dieting with a 30% deficit, followed by two weeks eating at maintenance calories. You'll continue this two-on, two-off approach until you're as lean as you want to be.
Weeks 1-2: Below-maintenance diet with 30% calorie deficit
Weeks 3-4: Maintenance calories
Repeat as needed.