- Jun 3, 2010
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But I loooooveee breakfast..Never read a whole lot on IF. Mainly because I?ve never been a massive fan of not eating haha
That?s not to say it?s a bad idea. Fasting has for years been used in many various different ways and I believe there is a popular diet called ?the warrior diet? (similar) which I?ve seen a lot of over on Ross Training, often with lots of praise.
I think it?s something that could very well be ideal for busy folk. Is it for you, me or everyone. Probably not, nothing is however if it tickles your fancy I?d give it ago.
One thing I do like about it is it shows everyone that you don?t need to be eating every 3 hours? extended periods of time with out food isn?t this catabolic nightmare.
I used to stress in high school and early collage if I wasn?t getting protein down my neck through out the day, thinking I?d lose muscle. Now looking back I can see how silly that was.
If you fancy the look of it my advice would be suck it and see.
Keep a daily log (if you don?t already) and review said log through out. If it works, bingo, if not alter or find another plan
But I loooooveee breakfast..
Maybe I'll build up the will power to give it a go! :evil:
You by powdered or tabs?Would need to stock up on BCAAs too, those things disappear quickly!
I just received a tub of tabs, 270.You by powdered or tabs?
Never used the stuff my self, with a high protien diet + my shakes have it added already but as far as i can see bulk buying the powder is much, much cheeper than tabs.
Thanks for the info.http://articles.elitefts.com/nutrition/carb-back-loading/
Is a good place to start with back-loading. Having done IF for the last year I tend to eat less in the day than true back-loading and also don't allow the full-on pig out like he suggests. I'll stretch to some rice or pasta, but not cherry turnovers and burgers!
I do this 4/5 days a week, with two training sessions on most days, one day where carbs are introduced about lunch time (rest day after morning session) and then two (usually weekend) days where I revert to 3 square meals and unlimited training.
Nope, cortisol is too high in the AM, consequently so is insulin sensitivity.My question is about training first thing in the morning. I literally get up at 6am, have a coffee, then drive to the gym for 6.30am.
So am I right in thinking that my window for eating would be between 8am and 4pm? That sounds horrendous!
Ah, ok cool.Nope, cortisol is too high in the AM, consequently so is insulin sensitivity.
Unfortunately for morning trainers you manipulate your insulin levels as far as possible with coffee, pre and post workout. Have a protein shake with Leucine and some very simple carbs (as in Dextrose) after the workout, then knuckle down for the day and then eat as mentioned (higher GI carbs though) in the evening.
Hard but needed. I treat AM sessions as intense circuits/sprints to deplete the glycogen stores, go all day running on empty/fat stores, then heavy resistance in the PM then EAT!