Do diet breaks help preserve muscle mass or your metabolism? If you’ve been following my work for a while, you should know my answer, but a great new study by my highly respected colleagues Jackson Peos, Eric Helms, James Krieger et al. provides hard data in strength trainees. The trainees performed the same fat loss diet program either in one 12-week stretch or as 4 3-week stretches with 1-week diet breaks in between with maintenance energy intake. The image below illustrates the study protocol. mIER = diet break group (moderate intermittent energy restriction) mCER = constant diet … Continue reading New study: Do diet breaks help preserve muscle mass and your metabolism?