After trolling around here last week, I saw the thread someone posted about intermittent fasting. In the thread Built posted a link (Patrick D's Training Journal: Intermittent Fasting) to someone's blog/journal and their experience. I did my own research on the subject, specifically the daily version, and figured I would give it a try. I'm not sure why to be honest, some of the logic seemed to make sense.
Right now i am lifting heavy (for me)...3 day split. Mon/Upper Push, Wed/Lower, Fri/Upper Pull. I am 208lb and consume around 2750 calories a day. According to 3 different websites with calculators of different kinds, I should eat around 2500-2600 for maintenance. I am trying to build muscle right now, as I am about to start a cycle of 1-Andro RX, but doing it slowly.
I chose the daily intermittent fast, which takes all of the calories i would consume in a day and has me taking them all in during a 6 hour "window". I started this Monday night and i am currently doing it right now, as of Friday. How do I feel? In a word...great!! My workouts have been awesome so far...all of my fear of working out on an empty stomach has been put to rest, at least this week. I feel strong, as strong as when I would eat well timed carbs and food before working out, etc. This Tuesday my eating window was 3pm-9pm. I woke up on Wednesday, had 1 black coffee and starting drinking water, by the time I worked out it was 2pm and I felt good...good energy, good focus...no lethargy, and it was squat/deadlift day!
Anyway, I am really feeling good, possible just because I "switched it up" on my body, but I will continue this for awhile longer to see if the results continue. It may be in my head, but I also feel/look a bit leaner...especially during my workout. I am thinking of eating this way while on the 1-Andro aswell if I continue to feel results.
Sorry for the book, just thought I would share this experience as I was/am blown away by how I feel eating this way. I haven't had ONE issue fighting off cravings during my fast window...just floors me really.