Can You Workout With Intermittent Fasting?
Updated: May 27
As I write this, I'm sipping on my Keto Coffee after I just completed a long walk and a light toning workout - all during a fasted state. Before I started implementing the 21 Day Intermittent Fasting Guide strategies, I used to HAVE to eat a little something before I worked out. I'm not even sure if it's because I was hungry... rather I just thought I needed to. I probably had this feeling because I wasn't very metabolically flexible (as a result of standard snacking throughout the day and eating pretty much from when I would wake up to when I would go to bed). My body as a result wasn't able to tap into the abundant energy of fat burning mechanisms. This would cause me to get "hangry" if I didn't have something to eat every few hours and is likely what also led me to "need" food before my workout. Anyone else feel like this?
If you've been following my blog posts for a while, then you're probably nodding your head in agreement and understand everything that I just mentioned above. If any of this sounds confusing, I highly recommend you check out THESE articles and THESE videos for a compete run down of everything you need to know. This is important stuff and I explain all the science-y deets!
We're coming to the half way point of the Fall Intermittent Fasting Challenge (pssst - not too late to join!! Check out the deets HERE). For all of my #AENpeeps following both of the Intermittent Fasting Programs, you know the ins and outs of exercise and IF ~ especially if you're following The Athlete Protocol in the Level Up Program! But today, I wanted to share a quick and comprehensive rundown of how you CAN workout with intermittent fasting and how it is actually extremely beneficial to your wellness goals!
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Autumn Elle Nutrition