How do you combine Intermittent Fasting with an exercise program?
In this video, Shaun discusses the three ways to fast (or abstain from food) intermittently. Fasting can be a very convenient way to live because you don’t have to worry about eating throughout the day. It also has a very positive effect on your hormones, digestive system and fat loss.
First, there is the 24-hour fast. It’s the most anti-aging of the three because it has the highest hormonal impact on your body including auto-phagy or the ability for your cells to clean themselves. This one is the hardest to do because you literally abstain from all foods (except water) for a period of 24 hours… It also has the potential for the most muscle loss. But if you strategically exercise (specifically HIITs) on your 23rd hour of the fast you’ll minimize the muscle loss potential.
The other two methods of fasting are discussed in detail in subsequent videos. Here they are mentioned briefly: the 16/8 method which you can use 3-7 days a week is best suited for those of you who train in the afternoon, where the Warrior fasting method can be done 1-7 days week especially if you train in the afternoon.
The major benefits of fasting are mainly the hormonal effect it has on your body by increasing the growth hormones, catecholamines (adrenaline) and dropping insulin.