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by gold stone (2019-02-08)

The rotational Panalean Review approach to getting ripped employs both dieting and eating phases. The first requires a reduction in calories by decreasing your daily carbohydrate intake by 50% for 2-4 days. Since extended periods of dieting can slow the metabolism, a single "eating" day in which you boost your carb intake 50% higher than normal can sidestep any potential slowdown. For example, an individual currently eating 400 grams of carb daily would reduce his daily intake to 200 grams for 2-4 days. Next, he'd rotate into the eating phase and increase his carbs to 600 grams for a single day. This provides a mental break from dieting, decreases the magnitude of metabolic slowdown, and may boost testosterone, growth hormone and IGF levels enough to help maintain metabolic-boosting muscle. After the single high-carbohydrate day, he'd return to the dieting phase.Taking in more carbohydrate in the eating phase can quickly reverse the catabolic environment and muscle loss associated with many diets by increasing insulin levels and resaturating the muscles with their primary source of training fuel - stored muscle glycogen. With chronic dieting and a lower carbohydrate intake, in contrast, glycogen stores drop and insulin levels remain consistently low. While a lower calorific intake, modified insulin output and lower glycogen stores are factors that influence fat loss, the three can also cause you to slip into a catabolic state in which the body burns up protein from muscle tissue for fuel. You walk a very fine line between progress and plateau.Carbohydrates prevent your body from using other sources of energy, including the branched-chain amino acid called leucine, which is very important in the whole protein balance of muscle tissue. If you were to chronically underconsume carbohydrates, your body would end up using more leucine as fuel, leading to muscle loss. The eating phase of this rotational strategy, however, requires a large influx of carbs, causing an insulin surge that quickly reverses short-term protein (muscle) breakdown. This, in turn, allows you to hold the maximum amount of muscle before re-entering the diet phase.