So, I've no problem waking at 5am, training at 11am, and eating at 12pm. Actually, adding any calories as coconut oil or whatever makes my hunger INCREASE!
I see all the bulletproof coffee and other recommendations to dump coconut oil or butter down your pie hole during fasting hours to kick in ketosis and stoke/encourage/facilitate the fat burning process.
So, is this purely for satiety and to assuage hunger, or does it actually cause the NET BURNING OF MORE BODY FAT than fasting alone?
EDIT: As a side note, I do enjoy a bit of coconut MILK in my coffee for the taste and texture; but butter and oil floating on top of otherwise black coffee on my palate is not particularly appealing.
EDIT 2: My mind is telling me that adding fat or ANY calories to my tea or coffee is tantamount to eating and compromises the fast benefits to some degree, and that adding fat is just a way to rationalize eating SOMETHING on a fast :/
I think fat burning and fasted training are compromised on some level by doing so, period. My question here about the net fat burning effect I think is just a "mother may I" question that seeks to justify what I know intuitively doesn't work but desire none the less.
Calories matter, pure and simple; at the end of the day, fewer means weight loss, more means not. Fasted training burns bodyfat at a higher rate. Adding fat before hand MUST reduce that.
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on November 13, 2012
at 04:22 AM
The butter and oil do not float on top of the coffee. You blend it in, as like with a magic bullet, so that it looks pretty much like cream. It's quite rich.
on November 13, 2012
at 01:28 PM
Some blogs suggest that fat calories during fast do not equate to a change in the hormone response post-workout. I have never seen a single piece of science that presents this -- it's all anecdotes of people who have done ok. Leangains suggests that no calories should be consumed during the fast (but also says a "splash" of cream in your coffee won't be a problem.).
Personally when I fast it comes in one of two forms, purposeful and situational.
In situation fasting (i.e. I missed breakfast, couldn't get down for lunch), I will add cream to my coffee.
Purposeful fasting (i.e. fasting pre-workout), I keep my coffee black and consume nothing other than a cup of coffee/tea and water.