This diet was specifically for body building, as you fast for 16/14 hours, and eat in 8/10 hour periods. Only coffee, zero-calorie sweeteners, diet soda and sugar-free gum is permitted during the fasting hours. A high protein diet must be followed correctly, and more calories must be consumed on training days as opposed to rest days. This in turn will not hinder the weight-loss.
For example, ‘Leangain’ diet rules specify that 50-60% of total calories should be consumed after an intense workout session, which can be at the end of the day. Breakfast ideally should be a large meal on rest days, and 50% of carbohydrates should be consumed, including high protein.
With Leangains, there is a strict nutrition schedule. However, meals can be dressed up to be delicious as well as fulfilling, and equal to an effective diet for losing body fat. According to ‘leangain.com’, personal trainer Martin Berkhan supplies desserts such as low-carb strawberry muffins, low-carb pizza, high-protein cheesecake, and pumpkin pie. This in turn makes the a strict diet like Leangains more enjoyable.