Hey Deets - I was surfing through other categories on 3fc the other day and came across one on zig zaging. I read an article on zig zag eating to move you off a plateau.
The premise is:
-Calculate your caloric needs to maintain/lose (whichever mode you are in)
-work out a daily average
-change up your daily caloric intake
ex. caloric needs = 2000/day
M = 1700
T = 2100
w = 1800
th = 1700
F = 2200
sa = 2300
su = 2200
Which days you choose to have higher calories - are flexible. (I believe)
I'm sure there is more info on the net - it is a method weight lifters use.
Eating like this knocks your body out of complacency. It is never sure how many calories it will get from day to day.
I sort of did a mini experiment this w/e and the scale seems to be moving down.
I frequently calculate my calories on fitday and I am around 1200-1300 on gold
I bumped up to 1500 sat/sun.
Ok - there's a little secret