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It seems that nowdays anyone who has worked out even for a little bit, suddenly he becomes an expert and writes a book about diet and fitness.

One such case is the protein deprivation method. I have read a book in the past but can't recall the writer's name, that claims to have found a secret to steroid sized muscles.

The secret is the protein deprivation method and it has you drastically reduce the amount of protein you consume (to about 30g per day) for three weeks and then after that return to a high protein diet.

The book however does not mention any studies to back this up, so I want to ask if there are research papers proving or disproving the efficiency of the method for muscle growth.

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    "The book however does not mention any studies to back this up." Why are you doing the author's research for them? No, this is not backed up by science. It's foolish.
    – C. Lange
    Jun 1 at 17:11
  • "It seems that nowdays anyone who has worked out even for a little bit, suddenly he becomes an expert"... Ain't that the god damn truth. Best to stay away from books written by nobodies without a formal education in the matter. In any case, since this is a nutrition-only question, it's off-topic here.
    – Alec
    Jun 1 at 18:09
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    I believe the book you are talking about is named Legal Steroids: Force Your Body to Build Muscle with Protein Deprivation written by Andrew Bennett. I can't find any information on the author. goodreads .com links some english professor with the same name, although I doubt it is the same person. Reading the intro from amazon stinks of fish oil salesman, and there doesn't seem to be any research mentioning that protein deprivation can be helpful in any way. Jun 1 at 18:19
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    The website linked to that book doesn't exist anymore. You can apparently buy a podcast (I think? It's on Apple music) related to it, but I'm certainly not going to. It looks like this guy tried to make his own "diet" and sell support supplements to people. Nobody took it seriously, and he gave up.
    – DeeV
    Jun 1 at 18:30
  • Why is this question off-topic? Diet plays a huge role in physical fitness and there are many tags in this site that are related to diet and after all the question is about building muscle (specifically muscle building diet), I don't understand why this is closed.
    – paradox
    Jun 2 at 15:19