Fasting and carbs

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  1. repsakv

    repsakv White Belt

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    Hi guys,

    Nowadays you here so much about intermittent fasting and all the proven benefits.
    To be honest, it doesn't sound hard at all: 8 hour window to eat => eating from 12 to 20 for example, I'm not really hungry in the morning anyways.

    That being said. Most people(not all) who talk about intermittent fasting say you should limit carbs to a minimum, almost keto. Now my question is: is it useless to start intermittent fasting if you dont cut your carbs?

    grtz
     
  2. Pope Leo VII

    Pope Leo VII Green Belt

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    what.. why would you cut carbs

    going to make it even harder without them
     
  3. 7even

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    Actually intermittent fasting is much, much easier when you’re fat adapted. You’re depleting your glycogen stores each time you fast if you’re filled with it. You don’t want to go through a Keto flu each time you do it. The headaches suck. So I recommend to be in ketosis when you fast.
     
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    Pope Leo VII Green Belt

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    Ive been doing IF for years now, and usually throw in a 24+ hour fast each week.. no issues whatsoever with headaches/etc, so dont know what youre talking about

    if anything, find it easier when you load up on carbs *shrugs shoulders*
     
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  5. 7even

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    I been fasting for over a year, and each time I load up on carbs I get fucking headaches and become hungry as hell after I start the fast. I do omad (one meal a day) almost every day and do 48 hour fasts twice a month.
     
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  6. tekkenfan

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    i have to least have 100g of carbs daily and if training least 150 or more
     
  7. Frederick Burns

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    Not useless at all, I would recommend it in fact. First change when you eat, not what. After some time following the 16:8, then trend low-carb.
     
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  8. Saint Of The K

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    I'm not sure who says you should limit carbs to a minimum when fasting. Most likely not experts.
    If you want you can have a look at the strategy suggested by Leangains, ie. cycle your carbs based on whether it's training day or not.
     
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  9. Pope Leo VII

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    crucial intel here, usually what I try and do.. though the longer fasts are easier following destroying a large pizza/ton of carbs
     
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