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Old 11-04-2010, 02:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
IronRanger
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Originally Posted by noelminneci View Post
No way would I have enough energy to lift weights if I fasted.
I thought this too. Now that I have fully adapted to this style of eating, I'm having my best lifting sessions.

LeanGains is set-up so that you're on a 16-hour fast followed by an 8-hour feeding window.

You're not training completely fasted, branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) or a serving of whey protein is taken 15 minutes prior to lifting. Completely fasted training can actually be detrimental to strength gaining.

Best of all, I can stuff myself for 8 hours and still only be slightly above maintenance. Prior to the fasting eating pattern, I was eating like a pig from breakfast 'til bed.

The first few days of this type of eating pattern will be difficult, within a few weeks, you'll be completely adjusted.

My suggestion is that you don't start this diet with a calorie deficit; Start by eating whatever you normally would. After you're adapted, switch to a calorie deficit.

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