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Created July 04, 2012 at 6:09 PM

I've recently adopted a 16/8 approach and I'm wondering whether during those 16 hours the teaspoonful of fish oil I take with my vitamins or the 2 cups of decaf coffee I drink with cream in the morning are eliminating or even reducing the benefits I hope to derive?

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on July 06, 2012
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I addressed this here (http://paleohacks.com/questions/130374/tips-for-getting-past-the-fasting-hump#axzz1zqW7K8Jf) but in a nutshell 10-15gms of BCAA ~100kcal of dietary fat do not negate the effects of fasting.

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on July 06, 2012
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Gee, "coffee with a tbsp of coconut oil or butter, fish oil, fasted pre workout BCAAs (10-15gms) 2 Brazil nuts", doesn't really sound like you are fasting. Are you aware that that amount of amino acids cause a greater insulin spike than pure glucose would? Congrats on the abs tho.

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on July 04, 2012
at 09:10 PM

Excellent! That's what I was hoping.

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Interesting. Thank you.

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on July 04, 2012
at 08:06 PM

I would not say that I am an "expert", but in the past two months I have found success in implementing a daily IF (8/16) and have achieved much better results than paleo or primal on their own.

I do not count coffee with a tbsp of coconut oil or butter, fish oil, fasted pre workout BCAAs (10-15gms) or my 2 daily Brazil nuts into the "feeding window" and only consider my first real meal as the official start. I do tend to eat my second meal about 4 or 5 hours later, so sometimes the coffee/supplements/etc. do fall into the 8 hour period, but more often than not they don't.

My abs are visible for the first time in a while and my strength and muscularity have been maintained unlike what happened when I followed a strict Loren Cordain style paleo. That time, I got abs, but I also looked rather skinny and emaciated.

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on July 04, 2012
at 09:10 PM

Interesting. Thank you.

Medium avatar

(19479)

on July 06, 2012
at 12:50 PM

I addressed this here (http://paleohacks.com/questions/130374/tips-for-getting-past-the-fasting-hump#axzz1zqW7K8Jf) but in a nutshell 10-15gms of BCAA ~100kcal of dietary fat do not negate the effects of fasting.

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on July 06, 2012
at 11:59 AM

Gee, "coffee with a tbsp of coconut oil or butter, fish oil, fasted pre workout BCAAs (10-15gms) 2 Brazil nuts", doesn't really sound like you are fasting. Are you aware that that amount of amino acids cause a greater insulin spike than pure glucose would? Congrats on the abs tho.

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on July 04, 2012
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Nope. Your body will use this tiny bit of fat before accessing body fat, but you will still get all the benefits.

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on July 04, 2012
at 09:10 PM

Excellent! That's what I was hoping.

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