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I.F. question: any negatives from a scoop of whey protein powder in morning in fasted state?

Answered on March 18, 2014
Created March 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Assuming I'm not working out until 4pm, are there any negatives in having a scoop of whey protein isolate powder (25g protein, 125 cal) around 8am, if my actual meal isn't until 11am?

I generally follow an IF approach: eat between 11a-7pm, do refeeds on lifting days. Lift 3x week, mainly compound heavy lifts, active rest and play sports on other days. I have no problem fasting on weekends and can do 18+ hour fasts effortlessly, but during the week my job requires lots of heavy reading/critical thinking and I seem to perform much better when having a scoop of whey in the morning vs a 100% fast. I've tried BCAAs in the morn (as I'll have them when I lift in fasted state), but they don't seem to have the same positive effect on my cognitive ability in the morning.

Any potential negatives with a scoop of whey in the morning?

Thank you

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on March 17, 2014
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So I guess it depends on whether you secretly hate IF V

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on March 18, 2014
at 01:52 PM

Fasting means to abstain from food (anything with calories, either solid or liquid). If you eat something that has calories, you are not fasting. Call it something else, but just don't call it fasting. It also annoys me when the raw vegans talk about "juice fasting"....those idiots think drinking 2000 calories of sugar per day is a fast, wtf.

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on March 18, 2014
at 09:09 AM

If you do that, you're no longer doing an IF - whey is highly insulogenic. Maybe you should consider having a large breakfast and skipping dinner instead if your job is interfering with your lifestyle.

Or, you could try going the other way and have a bulletproof coffe in the morning instead. The fats in the BPC won't interfere with an IF since it's similar to your own fat cells releasing fat - that is, no insulin will be raised (as long as you don't sweeten it or add protein/collagen/eggs to it) and the ketones produced from the MCT oil (or coconut oil) will give you the energy you need.

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on March 16, 2014
at 09:28 PM

Well, for starters, whey breaks your fast.

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on March 17, 2014
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So I guess it depends on whether you secretly hate IF V

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