And the result: a fall in body fat and an increase in muscle mass. Increasing levels of testosterone, insulin and insulin-like growth factor through the high-calorie half-cycle, and insufficient time to lower their levels through the low-calorie part of the cycle are responsible for the calorie shock result.
Should ladies to take advantage of calorie shock?
In a two-week period, women increased calorie intake by about 1,400 kcal/day (fat to carbohydrate 50:50), followed by a two-week period with reduced calorie intake (-1,400 kcal, fat to carbohydrates 50:50).
This leads to an increase in the muscle mass by just over 1% of the live weight and at the same time decreasing by a little more than 1% of the fat. The end effect is approximately the same weight but much more attractive and athletic appearance.
How can men benefit from the diet?
In men, the calorie balance adds 1000 calories in overeating, while in calories the calories are the calorie balance. If the diet maintains a calorie balance of 3,600 kcal, it consumes 4,600 kcal for 10 days and then 3,660 kcal again for 10 days, then repeats the 20-day calorie cycle and the result is surprising.
This makes 2 kg of muscle gain in the two feeding periods, of which 1 kg is lost during fasting and the same amount of fat.
After all, using the calorie shock, the trainer rods 0.5 kg of muscle and takes 0.5 kg of fat than feeding systematically. It also turns out that his weight is unchanged, while his appearance is noticeable.
Approaches to diet
There are two variants of the Calorie Shock approach:
Transition option and non-transition option.
In the transition case, the first 2 weeks of the diet are with reduced caloric intake and the second two with increased.
In the second type of non-transient approach, the first two weeks are high in calories and the second two with low. Therefore, it is most suitable for ectomorphic and mesomorphic bodies.
The food is rich in easily digestible foods rich in vitamins, amino acids and minerals (sprouts, raw seeds, and nuts). Nutritional supplements: creatine, whey protein and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are taken for greater effect.