When you’re a sugar/carb burner, the most important meal of the day is breakfast. Right? Your body needs fuel to burn to help you get energy throughout your day.
But when you are a keto/fat burner, this isn’t the case. When your body needs fuel, it converts stored fat into ketones and you essentially are eating that for breakfast.
Intermittent fasting can take a variety of forms. The most basic is limiting your feeding window to about 6-8 hours. This gives your body 16-18 hours to “rest” and heal. Another form of intermittent fasting is eating just one meal a day. This gives your body many more hours to rest. Some people have alternate fasting days and feeding days.
For the rookie, i just recommend starting off with having lunch be your first meal of the day. I honestly feel much more energetic when eating this way. Breakfast seems to fill my belly up and slow me down.
The one meal a day style doesn’t work for me, as I do not like the feeling of a lot of food in my body and if I am going to meet my protein macro goals for the day, and not consume powders, I need to eat about 12-16 ounces of meat a day. And that feels better if spread throughout a few meals. So maybe eat at noon, 3:30 and 7:00 and eat 4-5 ounces each time.
With intermittent fasting, you are not only using body fat for fuel, but you are helping your body rest from the energy sucker digestive metabolism. Tis create cellular autophagy, where your body is able to recycle damaged cells and heal.
This is a short answer for a compicated function.
When you are in ketosis, you are less hungry, and so intermittent fasting is not a hard thing to do. Give it a shot and see how you feel. I do add MCT oil to my coffee to give me a kick before my workout. And then drink about 2 more cups throughout the rest of my morning.
What experience do you have with IF?