#290: Menno Henselmans & Eric Helms, PhD - Diet Breaks, Calorie Cycling & Muscle Retention
In This Episode We Discuss:
1) How low is “too low” for low calorie days?; 2) How much do very low calorie days or fasting impact muscle retention?; 3) Is there a physiological benefit to diet breaks and refeeds?
Eric is currently a Research Fellow at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. His work is focused on training and nutrition interventions that could have implications for bodybuilders, powerlifters and other strength athletes. Eric has many peer reviewed publications and currently has many ongoing research projects and collaborations.
Previously, Eric completed his PhD at AUT. He also holds a BS in fitness and wellness, an MS in exercise science, and a MPhil in sports nutrition.
Once a former business consultant specialized in advanced statistical data analysis, Menno has MSc from the University of Warwick (UK) in that area. Menno’s background in science and statistics helped him to develop a unique way of approach questions in fitness.
Menno is a published academic author and has spoken at some of the world’s biggest evidence-based training conferences and events.
SHOW NOTES: https://sigmanutrition.com/episode290