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Intermittent and extended fasting

Sandwich

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I paused my fasting for now, not sure when I'll take it back up. I dropped about 29lb at my max, but I've started exercising 5 days a week, including weights, so I'm not sure fasting is going to allow me to build the muscle that I want. Even with abandoning the diet, I'm still in great shape thanks to reducing drinking and exercising so much. Plus I might be able to actually keep up with people in the spring rather than fall! Chasing migraines got to be a little much and I wanted a break. The weight sprang back up a bit but hovers around 185 (down from 207-213), so I'm up a bit from my 178 at the bottom, but there's muscle that I never had before too.

I would like to integrate extended fasts into a regular lifestyle though. I feel like there are real health-related (not just weight) benefits to it and maybe once every two weeks or going through periods of month-on, month-off IF might be wise.
 
Fast in AM throw in 30 to 50 mim cardio, after 6 hours dormant body goes to fat storage and not blood glucose...so you will burn the fat storage to feed the cardio..

Forget you did this do not add food to justify it
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Higher protein, fat and low carbs....carbs also retain 30% water weignt so if you eat alot you will hold water when you drop them down you will pee 2 times more than you drink for a short period...also vitamin c helps drop water and cleanse.

Thays the only time I see fasting as beneficial...too.much and body adapts and what small portions you eat it stores as much as possible to fat and goes catabolic and eats muscle....

I sit 240lbs and walk between 6 to 8% bf (dexa scans) year round ran a 5.43 mile last year while still training for competitions before covid...

I think fasting has a place but not with athletes and sports unless its morning fasted for fat burning...


This also works for fat loss really well...no magic pills just macro timing and certain tweaks to eating habits..
 
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And BMI is bullshit...I'm 6'3 says I'm obese even though I run lean....I did a v02 max but for caloric intake and exhaustion I'm 2700 calories resting im 86% fat burn 14% carbs on exhale...I have a fast metabolism always have...but I'm always up to something wife says I'm worse than our kids...nosey as hell and always have to look to see whats on other side..if it says "don't touch" I'm all over it...lol

Fasting or a good cleanse is good used sparingly I've seen alot in the gym and helping people with their diets and training....
 

Sandwich

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aaaand I'm back on the wagon. Put on about 10 lbs between dropping the fast and today. I wanted to focus on building strength and fitness and knew that fasting would limit that, but now I want to shed some fat and maintain a bit or be less aggressive with the training. We'll see how it goes...if I can lose the 10lb again I imagine I'll be in great shape as I've built quite a bit of muscle.