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Diet to loose excess fat that includes raising the metabolism in the morning and fasting until lunch (2pm)?

Both your friend and wife are wrong. Your friend seems to believe that fasted cardio leads to greater fat loss, but it simply doesn’t. Your body might attempt to use more fuel from fat during such a ...
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What's the best way to begin cutting down to lower (and even single) body fat percentages for an active, healthy father with a standard work schedule?

I had a very similar problem when I was getting ready for my first bodybuilding competition, I know exactly what you mean. So you're around 185lbs with 12-14% body fat (which is very good, nice job). ...
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Intermittent Fasting: When to Workout

Gaining muscle It's undeniable that after fasting for 16 hours (as an example), your body might not be as physically capable as it was a couple hours after a hearty meal. So it might be a good idea ...
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Preserve muscles while fasting

The idea was to eat enough protein ( 1.5 x body weight in Kg), keep working out, and have calorie in < calorie out. With the above understanding, you're on the right track. Since you're allowed ...
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How do I lose muscle and fat in my thighs?

Despite what you may hear or read there is no way (except for surgery) to reduce fat in a specific area of the body. No amount of crunches will remove belly fat. On the other hand lowering your ...
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Intermittent fasting and lifting?

I am a weight lifter, and have been for 35 years to competition level in my youth,I have been a personal trainer also, I am 51 years old on intermitted fasting ( 16 hours fasting / hours feeding ...
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Does chewing gum break intermittent fasting

Sugar free gum isn't a problem for intermittent fasting. Martin Berkhan, the creator of the popular Leangains IF program, allows you to have chewing gum, artificial sweeteners that are zero calories (...
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Intermittent Fasting Post Workout

I do 5x5 and IF and have no problem with recovery. If you are concerned with fatigue and CNS recovery than the answer really is it depends on how well your body recovers and how you feel. This will ...
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Intermittent fasting and body building. Do they work together?

My answer is based on my own experiences, as well as those of the people I train with. For completeness, references are at the end. Short answer: For endurance training, eat before you train and fast ...
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Can anyone provide any evidence that Intermittent fasting (IF) can increase weight/fat loss?

Currently there aren't any available studies that I can find that examine IF solely for weight loss/fat burn effects. I can find quite a few studies showing the efficacy of intermittent fasting and ...
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How much keto (low carb) diet when combined with protein intake is likely to hamper muscle growth?

Can you build muscle doing what you’ve outlined? Sure, but there are a few issues to keep in mind. To what degree? Is it possible to give an accurate percentage example? No. You might be able to find ...
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Can fasted hiking cause muscle loss?

Does fasted cardio eat muscle mass? A small study of 20 men tested this theory by comparing two groups, one that trained fasted and one that trained fed, and gave them similar caloric deficits with ...
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How long can I fast without losing muscles?

I started fasting for extended periods of time when I was a teen in high school, while I was in football and weightlifting. I'm now almost 50 and have fasted for extended periods numerous times up to ...
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Can you built back muscles you have lost?

Where are you getting this information? Unless you have some sort of muscular dystrophy, you can ALWAYS build muscle. It doesn't matter if you're building it for the first time, or re-building it for ...
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Can't sleep while fasting

If intermittent fasting gives you insomnia, the way to solve that is to stop intermittent fasting. The lack of sleep will do more damage to your health, performance and overall well-being than the ...
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Intermittent Fasting and Workout

There was at least one study: Intermittent fasting combined with resistance training: effects on body composition, muscular performance, and dietary intake Among their conclusions (all emphasis mine)...
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Intermittent fasting spacing between meals

6 hour feeding window is pretty good! Most, if not all, benefit from the intermittent fasting will come from the time period when you don't eat. So, it doesn't really matter how you eat within those ...
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Protein intake while intermittent fasting

Let's get something straight. To gain muslce, or gain weight for that matter, you don't need to consume any supplements. The best protein you can consume is from real food. That being said, it can be ...
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How useful are protein fasts when intermittent fasting?

To induce autophagy you need to fast for a longer period of time then the 16 or 18 hours of a fasting window during IF, you need to be fasting for at least 3 days. During IF you already protein fast ...
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Diet to loose excess fat that includes raising the metabolism in the morning and fasting until lunch (2pm)?

Since you are clearly asking about intermittent fasting. Let me give you some background first. I was obese since I was a little kid. It never bothered me anyway until I turned 21 and my friends ...
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5:2 Intermittent Fasting with daily exercise

Fasted training in endurance sports is generally discussed as beneficial, but this is often only related to training before breakfast, not 5:2. If weightloss ins not your goal increassing the ...
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How do I lose muscle and fat in my thighs?

I am struggling with how thick and large my thighs are and I really want to slim them down. How do I do this? You can't. Spot reduction of fat from any area of your body is not possible. You can, ...
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Is there any point to doing Intermittent Fasting, while working out in the morning and having a serving of Pre-Workout?

What you are doing is actually Time Restricted Eatting. This is often confused with Intermittent fasting. The distinction is important. I've been doing Time Restricted Eatting for a few months. ...
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Is there any point to doing Intermittent Fasting, while working out in the morning and having a serving of Pre-Workout?

According to this forum here, the general opinion seems to be that as long as my pre-workout is under 50 kcals then my insulin levels should NOT spike and there fore would not break my fast. I ...
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How to calculate how much Macros, fibre and calories I need per day

Your macros should be calculated by your bodyweight, not by an arbitrary percentage of total calories. A good target for protein is going to be 0.8 grams per pound or 1.75 grams per kilogram. A good ...
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BCAA use in Fasting

2 - BCAA will definitely brake your fast, as it actually has calories and Leucine (the main bcaa aminoacid) is highly insulinogenic so you will have insuline response to that.
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Total Fast on Last Day of the Week to Cut Fat and Retain Muscle?

Your TDEE honestly sounds like it should be higher (2200 from what you’ve described is a cut). Also, stick with the same amount of calories each day, cutting every other day is silly. As far as ...
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How to gain weight with a fast metabolism and constraints on nutrition?

Is my metabolism super fast? Actually, it's probably not. Excluding rare and serious metabolic conditions, which should be diagnosed by a doctor, people's metabolisms tend to be within 200-300 ...
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How to gain weight with a fast metabolism and constraints on nutrition?

Intermittent fasting or protein powders will not help you gain weight. Eating above your caloric maintenance will. So if you cannot eat much the answer is not more protein as protein is not as rich in ...
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