AlphaTrigger saidI'm loosely following the intermittent fasting programme found on LeanGains.com by Martin Berkham.
Pretty good stuff, though I need to give it about 8 more weeks to gauge if it is working ... roughly 16 hours of fasting with an 8 hour feeding window.
Only drag is the best time I can work out is early morning - so I take some BCAAs with protein in the morning and a second round within an hour after my workout. I seem to be leaning out but very very gradually.
I started this a week ago. Haven't been on the scale since Tuesday so I don't know if there's a weight difference yet, but just sticking to it for a week is an accomplishment, I feel. The hardest day was definitely Saturday which was a low-carb day. Similarly, I work out in the mornings (about 7h30) and my feeding window is about 11h30 to 19h30 (I was within a half-hour of this every day).
While I read a lot of the articles on Martin's site, I got a lot of the calculation info from Ripped Body, (http://rippedbody.jp/category/english/
), the blog of a Japan-based acolyte of Martin's.
Those of you doing the Leangains-inspired protocol, what kind of work outs are you doing?