Originally Posted by Troy Kerr
How long should I return to maintenance eating? What is the purpose of this? Are you referring to high-carbohydrate intake for an extended period?
I appreciate the feedback, I am just curios as to why you suggested this course of action.
Do a search of these forums as well as Lyle's and you'll get most of your answers.
Metabolic slowdown occurs when in a calorie deficit for an extended time frame. A carb up/refeed helps bump thyroid and other hormones that tend to fall when dieting.
Maintenance eating should last 2 weeks at minimum with an average of at least 100-150 grams/carbs per day. Don't worry, you won't get fat again during that phase.