Fasting For Fitness

You have probably heard or tried “intermittent fasting or as athletes call it, “fasted cardio”. Until recently, it was hard to know exactly what the truth was due to a lack of research on fasting in active subjects. There are two types of intermittent fasting:
1. Alternate Day Fasting (ADF) is when you reduce your calorie intake, generally eating 1 meal per day, 1-3 times per week.
2. Intermittent Fasting (IF) is when you extend the overnight fast so there is a shorter eating period daily, ranging from 4 to 12 hours. It is also called time-restricted feeding.
In athletes and over weight people time Intermittent Fasting resulted in greater fat loss than low calorie dieting. In addition, fasting helps repair or remove damaged cells from the body and did not have a significant negative impact impact on performance or lean body mass.


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