Hi! So as I approach my goal weight (whoop!), I have been thinking of maintenance strategies.
Firstly, I am considering is expanding my eating window to 4 or 6 hours. I can’t eat more than I am currently do in my OMAD. Since I’ll need to up my calories to achieve maintenance calories - it’ll have to be 2 meals a day. My question is, are there any advantages of a 20 hour fasting period over an 18 hour one. 18:6 is probably more convenient for me but I’ll do a 20:4 if it confers greater benefits in the long term.
Secondly, some people say they up their carbs at maintenance. I honestly don’t have any desire to up carbs. I’m good at a max of 20net. I intend to keep protein moderate at no more than. 1.2g/kg. My question here is, if I make up the rest of my calories by increasing fat, is there any downside to that? My thoughts are that, increasing dietary fat to achieve maintenance calories level should prevent my body from using anymore of my body fat. Is my assumption correct? Thanks.