I chose fitness consulting as an activity, as i have something to share from my personal focus on fitness as a tool to age well.
Perhaps the compelling reason is the positive results of intermittent fasting which I have been following for over a year now.
Intermittent Fasting is the wellness program where rich rewards are on offer with perhaps the easier sacrifices. And I am confident in suggesting the routine to my friends with just one caution of consulting the doctor on restricting any prescribed medicine, only during eating window.
Nobel Prize winning studies and researches on both animals and humans are suggesting unimaginable positive benefits of this period fasting and delaying food intake.
Naturally, this attracts a large number of experts on the subject. This is good as long as a commercial interest or powerful lobby do not influence a slight variation for the sake of the product or idea they are paid to promote.
Honest sharing of personal experience is important and that’s what I am aiming to achieve here.
Today’s focus is on fat burning and weight loss with intermittent fasting. 12 hours into fasting, the food based energy released by liver get completely used up. Then starts the fat burning.
If so, exercising vigorously during the fasting hours after 12 hours should accelerate fat being used more as fuel.
I adjusted my schedule accordingly, doing some good yoga and weights during the last few hours of fasting.
But the improved energy levels and concentration seem to be getting affected, with something like a fatigue setting in. Of course the one hour weights have been vigorous with six packs in mind.
Going through some researches and studies, it indicates that the fat burning is almost the same when working out on empty stomach or with food fuel. Worse, vigorous weight training on empty stomach could result in getting muscles used as fuel and resultant muscle loss.
I am shifting schedule again with weights and swimming moving into the eating window with just yoga during fasting hours.
The results and observations will be shared here and in the Intermittent Fasting Group.