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What You Should Know About Intermittent Fasting as an Athlete

January 2, 2019

What You Should Know About Intermittent Fasting as an Athlete

Planning to start a New Year – New You type of diet? Probably push pause for half a second. I know a ton of people are super into intermittent fasting right now, because second to maybe the keto diet, it’s one of the big diets that was popular in 2018. And for some people, a fasting window might actually be a good thing… but what about for athletes who are steadily training most days, with performance goals? Even Robb Wolf, the author of The Paleo Solution, is leery of recommending that athletes try to limit the hours that they’re eating. And Dr. Stacy Sims, author of ROAR, has some amazing thoughts on meal timing, most of which boil down to: if you’re eating like you should, breakfast-lunch-dinner, and not snacking super late at night… After all, if you eat breakfast at 7AM and stop eating at 7PM, you’ve done a 12 hour fast in that window, which is the super simple way to do IF. But anyway, in this article over on Outside, I talk about what IF is, and the best practices (and worst practices!) for athletes looking to make #gainz through diet.

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