I’m curious to people’s experience with these. A carb overfeed, most commonly known as a “Cheat” day/meal. Consuming excess calories likely from a combination of both carbs & fat. In contrast, a “keto” surplus of calories, consuming an excess of calories while staying low carb. I realize Sam Feltham and Jason Wittrock did 21 day experiments with these, and I certainly applaud and appreciate them for doing so. However, I would believe them to be outliers, and woudl believe that most people would gain more weight than the two of them did on such a caloric surplus, low carb or not.
Either way, I’m curious of those experience with a keto friendly overfeed. What has your experience been, and how would you compare it to a traditional unrestricted overfeed? Were you much more satieted quicker with the low carb overfeed? How did you feel that day and days after? How was your weight and performance the following day(s)? Do you feel you create any metabolic advantage moving forward?
I personally can only speak to the traditional “cheat” day (or what I refer to as an “earned meal”). I would day the day of eating it, I don’t feel so great, just from being stuffed. However, the next day my workout is incredibly fueled, and I’m able to go forever. There is an initial jump up in weight the next 1-3 days, but I’m back in ketosis within 24 hours, with the help of fasting. I do like the flexibility to have carby favorites here and there and not being derailed. However, I’m intrigued on playing around with the low carb overfeed to see how my body responds to it. I’m interested in hearing others experience.