Many of you are trying intermittent fasting lately which is one of the guidelines I have used for years in my diet. Most people do an 8 hour window of the day where they will eat. You do not have to wait until late in the day to eat, choose whatever fits best in your schedule. I personally have always done a 9 hour window which allows proper energy during your workouts. Plenty of food for continuous energy throughout your day. Give it a try and set up your eating schedule IT WORKS GREAT! I suggest doing an earlier eating schedule as you should be eating for energy and when you are most active in your day.
My example day:
Wake: 6 AM
Snack: 6 AM 1/8 c Soaked chia seeds
Workout: 6:30-7:15 AM
Breakfast: 7:30 AM
Snack: 10:00 AM
Lunch: 12:30 PM
Dinner: 3:00 PM
Intermittent fasting is nothing new. The main issue is to make sure we are giving proper energy/recovery during workouts. Research has shown you need food for weight training while lighter cardio workouts are fine while fasting. Strength days…Eat within 30-60 minutes before the workout and eat again within 30 minutes following a workout for energy and muscle recovery. You do not need much prior to a workout. A small smoothie, chia seeds, ½ piece of toast, etc. On cardio days it is not necessary to eat prior unless you feel better eating prior. The intensity of your workout will also be a determining factor.
Give this a try this week and see how you feel😊 This could be one way to change your eating habits by limiting the time you allow yourself to eat.