For the past 2-3 weeks, my stats haven't moved and I'm getting frustrated. I'm sitting at 168lbs and 34% body fat. So, after speaking to the good people of bodybuilding.com, I am now beginning to contemplate a refeed.

What is a refeed you ask? Well...I'm not 100% sure exactly. That is why I am going to do a bit of research before I dive in feet first.

My understanding of a refeed it that you basically "shock" your system by consuming a WACK load of carbs (clean carbs) to restore your, probably deplated, glycogen and leptin levels.

So what is glycogen? Dictionary.com describes it as a "polysaccharide consisting of glucose units: the form in which carbohydrate is stored in the liver and muscles in man and animals. It can easily be hydrolysed to glucose Also called animal starch"

And what is leptin?  Dictionary.com describes it as a hormone that is thought to suppress appetite and speed up metabolism.

So basically, what I'm guessing is that by restoring these levels (by increasing my carb consumtion for a breif period of time - 12-48hrs) it will "refeed" my body with the energy and hormones it needs to burn fat again.

If I'm wrong, someone please correct me! lol

Anywho, I'm going to do more research and then probably take a crack at it this weekend. I do know that there can be some negative side effects (like water weight gain), but they are temporary...and in my mind, worth the risk.

Stay tuned! I'll let you know how it goes.

K.