All posts tagged: intermittent fasting

Adding fasted cardio to intermittent fasting: Does it burn twice the calories?

If you leave for work at 7 am, to get to the gym and back, showered, ready for work would put you at a wake up time of 5 am (unless you take an hour to get ready). It’s a hard question for the night before: do I wake up early to work out or do I get that extra hour of sleep? Going off of my previous post here, my biggest concern to starting IF was fitting exercise into my workdays. I aim to be at work around 7:45 am and am scheduled to leave work around 4 pm. But with patients coming in late and complex kiddos putting us behind, I can leave work as late as 6. This puts me in a tough pickle. My 8-hour eating period is from 11-7, but if I leave work late (which occurs more often than not), I can definitely get home when the clock strikes 7. Before intermittent fasting, I was a huge afternoon workoutter. I would relieve all my work-related stress and worries at …

Intermittent fasting: Is it for me?

I have been intermittent fasting (IF) for about five months now. My day goes as follows: I skip a typical breakfast and eat two meals, the first around 11 am and the second between 6-7 pm (with a snack or two in between). Then, I fast for 16 hours until I start eating again the next day at 11 am. This is the 16:8 method. There is no dramatic weight loss picture or body fat/muscle mass measurement that I can show you, as the last time I weighed myself was at my yearly work physical and the time before that was at my previous yearly physical. But to my surprise, here are some of the changes I have noticed: I went from a 28 to 27 in pants size (even a 26 at Urban Outfitters!) My mind in the mornings have been a lot clearer – I focus on my tasks easier and I have more energy in the mornings (even without my bacon egg and cheese bagel from Spread!) I drink more water (I …