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http://www.leangains.com/ This is the site of Martin Berkhan, who is a guy who has based his entire coaching on the concept of intermittent fasting. He is a Swede, but the site is in English. It's quite a large repository of info, and it includes a bunch of before / after testimonies from some of his clients. Personally, I've had very good results with ...


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The best you can do is: Gather facts about what you are doing, hopefully backed by scientific studies. Gather facts on how your body is improving. Regular physicals or blood work will arm you with how your body is responding to the regimen. Ask questions to engage in dialog. Don't get dogmatic. Understand that your family is trying to look out for you, so ...


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A 24 hour fast is not going to hurt you or magically cause you to lose muscle. In fact, there are several intermittent fasting (IF) approaches that talk about how to balance food, fasting, and lifting. The short list of these are: Lean Gains Eat Stop Eat Warrior Diet Each of these have slightly different approaches to fasting, eating, and exercise, but ...


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Bulletproof coffee has an appreciable amount of fat from the butter or ghee, so make sure you count the macros from this cup of coffee for your daily food. 23g of fat per oz of ghee (2 tbsp). Green Tea, and more specifically the catechins, have a minor effect on fat burning and oxidation. While there are numerous benefits, the affects are all minor with a ...


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I am a powerlifter I started intermittent fasting 10 weeks ago, I fast from lunch to lunch 2 times a week (from monday lunch to tuesday lunch, and thursday lunch to friday lunch) I don't eat anything, just water black coffee and that's pretty much it, I still lift on fasting days without a problem, I just lost fat and nothing else. While you 're on a fasted ...


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"Theyre basically saying that im killing myself and this is not the way to lose weight/be healthy." I really hope they are all straight-edge people who don't touch alcohol, cigarettes, or other drugs. Otherwise, it would be very hypocritical, wouldn't it? ;) The fact is that working out improves not only the physical you, but the psychological self. ...


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I read the article, as an advocate of Intermittent Fasting for the past 4 months or so. It makes sense, and basically states that the inclusion of BCAA's post and pre-workout are beneficial to preventing the catabolic state that your body can go into during intense workouts without the immediate nutrition we are all so accustomed to. Your questions: would ...


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Low income children cannot really be compared with people who fast on purpose. Children of families of low-income do not have much to eat(even when they want to and therefore never fully recharge their bodies). I assume you are blessed enough to have much to eat. The following study studies the month of Ramadan and how it affects Muslim students (in ...


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"never lose" is an extremely wrong statement. The body is very flexible and adaptable. The fasting system you are following will reduce your metabolism because your body will be receiving less calories with very low frequency, so the body clock will regulates itself to hold on to the calories you eat and slows down the fat burn process. However this is only ...


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While @berin brought leangains into the topic already, he didn't address @gruszczy's concerns about any actual studies to this end. Martin Berkhan, of course, addresses this topic to some degree at leangains in point #4 and #6 of the article Top Ten Fasting Myths Debunked: 4. Myth: Fasting tricks the body into "starvation mode". Truth ...


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Fasting for an extended period of time (usually more than 3 days) places your body into a state of ketosis, and you begin burning any excess fat on your body. If you are overweight and have fat that you can safely lose (safe is relative, but definitely over 3% body fat), then fasting will not hurt you as long as you get plenty of liquids. (see my answer to ...



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