I recently came across the topic of Intermittent Fasting ("IF"). I also read a lot of Mark's Daily Apple ("MDA") which discusses the benefits of IF. After reading about it, I also saw several article/questions/blogs referencing to "LeanGains" and Martin's logic behind it.
MDA promotes a High Fat/Low Carb/Medium Protein diet as well as IF. His take on training is 3-5 hours of slow movement while lifting heavy several times a week. He doesn't believe that carb-refeeding is necessary after a workout, since your body can make glycogen from your fat stores via gluconeogenisis. He also feels that by eating carbs or creating an insulin spike, you are minimizing the effects of HgH and preventing fat loss.
LeanGains promotes IF as well. The idea is to have a 16/8 schedule for men, and 14/10 hour schedule for women. WO, TC= +20% of TDEE Rest TC= -20% of TDEE
Since he recommends a 3 day lift/4 day rest schedule, I would be consuming high carbs/low fat on 3 days, low carb/high fat 4 days.
After all this, I believe LeanGains goes against MDA - since he states that carb refeeding is not necessary after lifting, only protein re-feeding is. Also, High Carb days would require me to go over 100 g which doesn't fit inline with the Carb Curve of limiting your intake to 100g or less.
**Do you recommend lean gains even thought it goes against MDA and the whole concept of limiting carbs to lose weight? I really want to lose this excess body fat, and gain a few pounds of muscle. Which way would it be more realistic?
Which one would you recommend for a girl who is currently with the following stats and goals:
Current Weight: ~130 lbs, BF% ~24%, Total lean mass ~98.8lb
Goal Weight: ~120lbs, BF 15%, Total lean mass ~ 102lbs, increase of 4lbs.
**Edited/questions title based on comment"