Intermittent fasting faq
If you continue to have doubts after everything we have told you about the intermittent fasting, don't worry, it's normal! However, you should always consult a specialist and even more so if you have questions. Let's see some of the frequent questions about this process to lose weight they are sure to be of your help.
Can I drink a coffee when I get up?
No, you shouldn't drink coffee when you get up, since all food or drink that contains the smallest calorie content will break the fast, and coffee, although it is true that its nutritional values indicate that it is a very low calorie drink, has enough to stop you fast. Therefore, you will have to postpone coffee at least until you start the day's feeding window. The only thing you can drinking during fasting is water, since it does not contain calories.
Can I follow an intermittent fasting protocol and gain muscle at the same time?
Of course. Intermittent fasting is a tool mostly used to lose weight, but it is also suitable if you want to gain muscle. At the end of the day, what determines whether you gain or lose weight is your calorie intake. Intermittent fasting is a protocol used to consume less and to be less hungry, but nobody prevents you from following it in a volume phase where the goal is to gain muscle, so go ahead.
Can I play sports while I'm at the fasting window?
Definitely, There is nothing to stop you from doing sports while you are fastingor. It is not the most optimal, since to have the energy levels to the maximum for training it is recommended to ingest carbohydrates an hour before, so it is possible that you notice a slight drop in your physical performance if it is the first time that you exercise your body while doing intermittent fasting. If you are going to play sports while fasting, try not to force the body to the maximum. Do lighter activities, like going for a run half an hour, riding a bike for a while … They will help you burn calories and lose more weight.
What type of intermittent fasting is the most recommended?
The easiest intermittent fasting to follow and therefore the most popular, is the fasting 16: 8. It's almost as simple as that simply skip breakfast and fast forward dinner.
Is it harmful to skip breakfast?
There is a certain stigma that comes from the past regarding people who do not eat breakfast, since it is considered that they are a type of absent-minded people who do not take their diet seriously. If you skip breakfast and eat healthy food during your feeding window, you will not have any problem!
How long will it take to notice results with intermittent fasting?
This depends on each person, but if you do intermittent fasting with the strategy that we have previously explained, the most possible is that when carrying a month you start to notice changes. If you do everything right the same thing always happens, after a month, you will notice changes, and after three months, the people around you will start to notice them. As we are often fooled by our mirror image, we recommend that weigh yourself once a week to know for sure if what you are doing is working for you. That is why we find the applications we have mentioned before very important, since they will make it easier for you to keep track of the entire process.
Today I went out to breakfast with my friends. Does this mean that I have thrown all the progress overboard?
Of course not. Because you skip one day intermittent fasting absolutely nothing will happen to you. Remember that it is a protocol that can help you lose weight, but in the end, if you achieve it, it is determined by what you eat and in what quantity. Also, intermittent fasting is there to help you, not to make you feel bad, much less if you are going to spend time with your friends. Don't give it too much thought, and rejoin the next day!
Are there any supplements that can speed up my fat loss with intermittent fasting?
There is no supplement that is capable of amplifying the effects of intermittent fasting.In the same way, I am sorry to tell you there is no supplement that stimulates fat loss. There is nothing more effective than a good meal plan, exercise and the inclusion of intermittent fasting to get this objective, so do not get carried away by anyone who tells you that there are effective supplements for this task!