Fasting and training - in laymans terms please??

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 24, 2011 at 2:49 AM

Ok so now that I am sorted with my cheese question (and I'd like to add that now I know I can have it I'm not craving it as much ;) ) I've been doing some research on Intermittent Fasting. I'm finding lots of information but it all seems "coded" with lingo and acronyms. Also - again, conflicting information. I am not on this Paleo wagon for weight loss - just a healthier lifestyle and it would seem there are some great benefits to be had using IF. I'm just not sure exactly how or when to do it. I think I may have over thought it???? I CrossFit each weekday morning at 530am and feel like I must eat before I train otherwise I feel nauseous or dizzy during workout. So I rise at 430am and have a boiled egg or a banana or spinach and avocado about half an hour before CF. I am in bed and fast asleep by no later than 9pm each night and usually eat about 2 hours before retiring. Afternoon training does not suit my lifestyle. Any suggestions, information on IF in laymans terms or personal experiences?

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on May 24, 2011
at 02:26 PM

Just skip breakfast on weekends occasionally. Or take a day off from training at random (which would probably help with recovery anyway) and skip one or two meals that day.



on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

I have got to the point where I prefer to run fasted, even my long run. I do carry gels with me and suck the first down on my long run day at the 60 mintue mark, and another 1-2 during the run if I really need it.

On race days I will sometimes have a gel with 8 oz of water right before I run (Paleo for Athletes reccomendation for those whose stomachs don't do well with food in it).



on May 24, 2011
at 05:37 AM

check these out and decide yourself http://paleohacks.com/questions/23853/if-fasted-training-observations http://paleohacks.com/questions/34918/fasted-training-and-powerlifting-does-your-performance-suffer#axzz1NFJUtxII http://blog.modernpaleo.com/2010/05/fasted-training-cortisol-and-stress.html http://paleoish.com/2010/11/11/two-new-studies-on-fasted-training/

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