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Intermittent Fasting

I’ve been following the site LeanGains.com for several months now, after being introduced to the concept of Intermittent Fasting by The Primal Blueprint, by Mark Sisson.  Over those months, I’ve maintained my body weight and continued to shed fat.  Strength and stamina have improved slightly.  My protocol looks like this:

630am – pre-workout: 2 scoops of Purple Wraath BCAAs

745am – post workout: 2 scoops of Purple Wraath BCAAs

2pm – Meal 1

530/6pm – Meal 2

8pm – Meal 3

My meals consist primarily of large portions of lean meat and vegetables.  I’ll throw in nuts and fruit from time to time.  I eat a pretty strict Paleo diet, so no grains.  The branched chain amino acids before and after the workouts provide nutrients for your muscles without adding calories.  What I like best about this strategy is that I can eat large meals.  I previously followed the conventional wisdom strategy of eating 5-6 small meals throughout the day.  It was nearly impossible for me to adhere to, because those 6 smalls meals gradually grew larger and larger.  Now I don’t have to worry about meal size and I can still stay cut.  Read more about the LeanGains protocol and fasting myths debunked by following the link below:

Top Ten Fasting Myths Debunked

 

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