Not sure if I'm quite wording this right since there are so many different concepts. But I was curious if there would be any benefit in a combination to get in better shape as far as losing fat and trying to build muscle?
Was thinking of about 3 resistance training days a week where I would actually eat a high amount of carbs On the rest days I would be eating paleo and either at maintenance or a deficit. I've heard with fasting (IF) that it is possible to enter ketosis in one day, so my rest days would be keto/paleo right?
Do these ideas seem like they would work together to continue to build muscle and burn fat? Or do the benefits of different concepts not work together in the way I am thinking.
Appreciate any guided insight
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on March 03, 2013
at 09:11 AM
No, IF won't automatically make you enter ketosis. For the body to use ketones as it's primary source the glycogen stores needs to be depleted and it's not certain that will happen during your IF period.
and to be honest, the first days on ketosis, before you're body is entirely used it is usually a smaller hell. It takes at least 3-4 weeks to be fully fat adapted, and if you're braking the ketosis every other day you will probably feel like crap for most of it since the body doesn't know whether it should use glycogen or ketones as a fuel source.
So if I were you, I would decide whether I would want to go keto or not, not a mixture of both. If you're working out hard you will be able to eat a fair amount of carbs (50-100 g - just not at once...) without going out of ketosis.
on March 03, 2013
at 04:58 PM
I follow a similar template. I follow the 16/8 IF protocol, eat paleo, and currently "back-load" all carbs postworkout and have much lower carb consumption on non training days. As another poster mentioned, if your body is not "fat-adapted", you are going to feel pretty rough for probably a week or so.