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INTERMITTENT FASTING: how to use it for to reveal your best shape 🧐 take a seat for this one πŸ“œπŸ“ƒπŸ“„
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I’ve had a few questions on this lately so first up: what is it? I would define it as a tool for dieters whereby you fast (I.e. consume no/negligible calories) for extended periods of the day in order to be able to enjoy more of your calories in a shorter window πŸ€“
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I use this method a lot by fasting from awakening (or the night before when I go to sleep technically) right through until 11-12 noon or sometimes later the next day. Why? Mostly because it works FOR ME. This allows me to fuel up in the afternoon between 2-5pm ready to train, ensuring my performance is at a high level and not fatigued, and then enjoy the rewards of a big session in the evening between 7-11pm. Due to working a desk job, I’m kept busy throughout the day, and I only really need the energy to power my brain πŸ˜…
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I survive on mostly hot drinks (coffee/tea with a literal splash of milk) until I stop fasting, but I could also employ diet sodas if needs be. My advice is to anyone thinking about implementing IF would be to think about where your energy needs to be in the day, and think about where you enjoy/crave food and satiety the most. For me this is the evenings πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ
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In my opinion, you don’t have to go completely 0 calorie (no milk in tea, no cans of monster, no fruit squash in water etc.). I don’t believe there is any added benefit to fat loss of doing this, and I would just urge you to think of it as a period of heavy calorie restriction which will enable you to fuel your sessions enjoy more food.. later πŸ’†πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ
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To finish: no I do not believe you should worry about muscle tissue loss in the period of fasting. Studies have shown it takes a lot longer without protein for your muscle tissue to be catabolised, so as long as you got enough in the day before.. you’re cool bruh β˜„οΈ

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