Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Intermittent fasting

Does anybody try Intermittent fasting?

Is possible to do it even when training hard?

Any book or good source to consult?


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  1. Personally I would not use it on a training day, and definitely not if you have 2 WODs to do in one day. Restricting your protein intake to a period of only 2 hours will leave you incredibly sore the next day. If you're doing 2 WODs a day you would benefit from carbs following the first workout so that your glycogen stores are replenished for the 2nd one. Plus, I don't know how much you eat on a daily basis but for me it's almost impossible to eat 3000-4000 calories within a few hours.

  2. Why would you want to fast? If you eat well generally I don't see the need to fast and certainly not on a training day as Shane said

  3. Hi there

    Intermittent fasting will work well for physically active people and it is actually quite a natural dietary solution.

    Often people are brainwashed into thinking there is only one way to do things and that's far from the truth. Many people, myself included, have been doing intermittent fasting for years and have been able to perform at the top levles of our sports and to also be very healthy.

    From a personal perspective, I get annual total health checks which consistently show fitness parameters much better than maost people on more conventional diets can expect.

    Good luck with your fasting mission and do have a look at my site if you want more ideas and pointers. There are actually many ways of following IF and you will certainly be able to find one that works for what you want to do.

  4. Sorry

    I left out my site URL in the message above, it's

    All the best.