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    Johnn0 is offline Junior Member
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    Default "Leangains" Intermittent Fasting

    Has anyone here tried intermittent fasting? I read on Lyle McDonald's site a lot and he often mentions this guy: Intermittent fasting for fat loss, muscle gain and health

    Reading his posts has got me very interested and looking at his clients and various "success stories" it's quite clear to me that fasting is not catabolic to muscles or slow down your metabolism. There's a guide there that explains how to set up a diet using his approach.

    Just wondering if anyone has had success in combining this with body weight training circuits and/or kettlebells?.

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    There are some threads on Page 2 of this forum with ESE in the title. They are referring to Eat Stop Eat which is a book about intermittent fasting.

    My wife and I both do two days of fasting a week. I'm 37 years old and leaner and stronger than I've ever been in my life thanks to IF and kettlebells.

    Edit: here's one of the threads on ESE.

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    I follow a modified version of the leangains protocol. I'm a woman, so I do 14 hours of fasting with a 10 hour eating window. I don't worry as much about the nutrients like Martin does. I follow more of the ESE mindset on not worrying so much about the micro-nutrients, but just try to eat ok in general. I love it. I've lost about 30 lbs since Oct. and my bodyfat has dropped about 8%.

    I'm a believer in intermittent fasting, whether it's Eat Stop Eat, Leangains or any of the others. Find the one that fits a comfortable eating schedule for you and you'll be happy with it. It's not near as hard as people think it is.
    [URL="http://www.project-lean.com"]Project Lean[/URL]

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    I started 16/8 fasting about 5 weeks ago, I love it.

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    I too am around 16/8. Generally I eat 2 very large meals in my feed window. If my training schedule is demanding I will have about 20oz of grass fed chocolate milk pwo but that doesn't happen often. I eat about 1lb of meat and 1lb of veggies at each sitting.

    Working out fasted has seemed to really improve my training. The first time I completed vwc 15:15 protocol I was eating a more traditional 3 meals with a snack or two. During that time I couldn't complete an 80 set session without some pre-workout nutrition. However, now, after whatever adjustment period took place, I never seem to bonkers on 16 hour fasts (my workout is always the last hour if my fast). I don't know the science well enough to attempt to explain it but it has worked well for me.

    Plus, going to just 2 meals has allowed my to really indulge my constant desire to over eat. My weight would go up and down as I fought the dragon of "portion control" but now I hammer whole chickens, whole racks of ribs, or 20oz steaks with tons of steamed veggies. As a result I'm leaner and more fit than ever before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnn0 View Post
    Has anyone here tried intermittent fasting? I read on Lyle McDonald's site a lot and he often mentions this guy: Intermittent fasting for fat loss, muscle gain and health

    Reading his posts has got me very interested and looking at his clients and various "success stories" it's quite clear to me that fasting is not catabolic to muscles or slow down your metabolism. There's a guide there that explains how to set up a diet using his approach.

    Just wondering if anyone has had success in combining this with body weight training circuits and/or kettlebells?.
    There are many fan boys and girls of intermittent fasting on here. Most given the nature of the forum combine it with kb's, bodyweight, and barbell training successfully. I like Eat Stop Eat. The important thing is to find a method that works for you and run with it and assess the results on your body specifically. Perhaps you will become a fan boy as well!

    Chiggers

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