Should I combine intermittent fasting with Fastercise?
While you can still apply the principles and laws of Fastercise without following an intermittent fasting regimen, you’ll find that you may automatically end up with such an eating pattern with Fastercise anyway.
The idea of intermittent fasting is to spend less time each day in the fed state which is just what Fastercise helps you to accomplish. One approach to intermittent fasting is to eat fewer meals a day, and other approach is to restrict your eating to a certain window of time each day.
For example, you might eat only twice instead of 3-5 times a day, or you might eat only between the hours of 12p and 8p each day. With Fastercise, you eat after you’ve pushed off hunger once or twice. For many, this means that their first meal is around lunch time anyway. And then they may not need to eat again until dinner.
The hormonal effects of intermittent fasting and Fastercise are so similar that you can think of Fastercise as amplifying the effects of intermittent fasting. In fact, without Fastercise you may find yourself going hungry at times when you are doing intermittent fasting. We recommend that you push off your hunger with Fastercise instead of going hungry because hunger is a sign that you’re burning muscle. When you let your hunger go away on its own, you may be signaling your metabolism to slow down a little.
Another potential difference between intermittent fasting (IF) and Fastercise is that with IF, you eat at any time during your feeding period; with Fastercise, we suggest you push off hunger with Fastercise at least once between meals. Combining exercises with the timing of your meals maximizes the benefits of the fed as well as benefits of the non-fed state.