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calorie surplus + IF

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 16, 2012 at 3:27 AM

is it possible to gain muscle with intermittent fasting? i do 20/4 and 18/6 5 to 6 times a week

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on August 21, 2012
at 02:56 PM

Thx MS. I wanted to link to that. By the way there are other people on both sides of the debate that come out with the exact same analysis.

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on August 21, 2012
at 03:47 AM

Alexander; assuming this is the study you're referring to, here's Anthony Colpo's take it (and by the way the low carb diet did not produce any greater weight loss): http://anthonycolpo.com/?p=3680

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on August 16, 2012
at 04:21 PM

There was this recent study that gave two randomized groups of men an identical amount of calories, one LCHF and the other HCLF. The High fat group was shown to burn 300 more calories daily and thus lost more weight. My point is i really dont think he'll ACTUALLY gain weight by eating a relatively small surplus if he eats a high fat diet. Sorry for not linking to the study - i can't seem to find it. It was featured on marksdailyapple some time ago. Will try to dig it up.

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on August 16, 2012
at 03:17 PM

I stil look lean even though im getting stronger

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

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on August 16, 2012
at 03:15 PM

The only thing i have noticed is that im getting stronger, and my endurance has increased

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on August 16, 2012
at 12:54 PM

Since you are already doing it, why don't you tell us. Are you gaining muscle or not? If someone posts that you can or can not do it, will it really change the results you are already getting?

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on August 16, 2012
at 11:27 AM

do you track intake? or roughly how much do you eat when "gaining"; have you noticed the gains being much cleaner on IF than it would be otherwise (less fat increase)

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on August 16, 2012
at 03:19 PM

Yes, if you eat more calories than your body requires for maintenance you will gain weight. Whether those surplus calories come in three meals daily, two, or one meal daily does not matter. Calories are what matter.

I IF with a 16/8 window; been at it for over two years. I love it for the convenience of simply skipping breakfast. I initially leaned out because I wasn't eating enough calories. Then I started tracking what I eat and have been able gain in weight by simply maintaining a surplus of calories.

4fce8590b5453d379dddeaa649955eb9

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on August 16, 2012
at 04:21 PM

There was this recent study that gave two randomized groups of men an identical amount of calories, one LCHF and the other HCLF. The High fat group was shown to burn 300 more calories daily and thus lost more weight. My point is i really dont think he'll ACTUALLY gain weight by eating a relatively small surplus if he eats a high fat diet. Sorry for not linking to the study - i can't seem to find it. It was featured on marksdailyapple some time ago. Will try to dig it up.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on August 21, 2012
at 02:56 PM

Thx MS. I wanted to link to that. By the way there are other people on both sides of the debate that come out with the exact same analysis.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on August 21, 2012
at 03:47 AM

Alexander; assuming this is the study you're referring to, here's Anthony Colpo's take it (and by the way the low carb diet did not produce any greater weight loss): http://anthonycolpo.com/?p=3680

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on August 16, 2012
at 08:30 AM

I don't seem to have any problems with muscle gain with a 5 hour daily eating window. Just make sure you are consuming nutritionally dense foods when you do eat.

Dc8ec73989c7b37c006f2031dd648a61

on August 16, 2012
at 11:27 AM

do you track intake? or roughly how much do you eat when "gaining"; have you noticed the gains being much cleaner on IF than it would be otherwise (less fat increase)

C2ecbc6f2948c232d60a639c50b7f4f9

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on August 16, 2012
at 03:17 PM

I stil look lean even though im getting stronger

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on August 16, 2012
at 05:42 AM

As long as you're eating enough calories, you will gain.

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